Geologist I

Kearny , AZ , US
Oct 08, 2021
Nov 07, 2021
Full Time

The Geologist I will be tasked with geologically mapping blast patterns, pit highwalls from daily shovel advances, final mine walls, assist in interpretating geology to the Technical Services, Operations and Process teams, perform the daily ore control duties, assist with geologic 3D modelling, database tasks, preforming QA-QC on assay data, and assist drilling projects. Must be comfortable spending greater than 50% of time in the field in all weather conditions.

  • Visit working shovel pits and report interpretations at morning grade control meeting. Perform all daily Ore Control functions in the field and office.
  • Geologic mapping of highwalls, chips, and drill core for lithology, alteration, and structure. Assist with update weekly and monthly reports.
  • Digitize mapping and geoscientific data, assist with 3D geomodelling.
  • Perform Quality assurance quality control reporting for internal and 3rd party laboratories. Liaise with and advise Mine Planning, Operations, Processing, and other teams with geologic interpretations and Best Practices.

  • Provide field support for contractors and drilling campaigns.
  • Collaborate with outside contractors providing services to the department.
  • Assist with the planning, supervision, and management of drill programs and Special projects. Assist with geotechnical and hydrological tasks and interpretations.
  • Assist with database administration.
  • Ability to learn and use modern industry standard software suites

  • Bachelor's degree in Geosciences or equivalent required.
  • Master's degree in Economic Geology preferred.
  • 0 to 3 years previous experience preferred.
  • Previous work or internship experience in exploration or production beneficial.

The Ray mine is located 64 miles southeast of Phoenix and 70 miles northeast of Tucson. We have a robust carpool / vanpool program and encourage employees to participate. Employees save more than 50% of their commuting costs while reading, sleeping or just enjoying the view.

A core value of ASARCO LLC is "Safety First." The Company is committed to help employees continuously improve their efforts to work in the most safe, inclusive, socially and environmentally responsible manner practicable. Employee safety and health, both on and off the job, are critically important to the Company. Therefore, ASARCO LLC requires employees to have and effectively demonstrate good working knowledge of modern safety systems. Each employee will take prime responsibility for ensuring that s/he works within all required safety procedures and processes.

ASARCO is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must possess a current and valid driver's license. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and pre-employment physical including a drug screen.

ASARCO offers an excellent low-cost benefits package for medical/prescription/ dental/vision, disability coverage, life insurance and other optional coverage, and 401(k) plan with company match.