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Geologist

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Vancouver, BC
Edmonton, AB
Calgary, AB
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Full Time
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Engineering
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Oil, Gas and Utilities


  • Are you an experienced Geologist looking to advance your career? 
  • Great opportunity to join the Red Chris mine camp in Northwestern BC.
  • Enjoy a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits package.

Join Imperial: a British Columbia explorer, developer and mining operator 

Our history dates back to December 1959 when Imperial Metals & Power Ltd. was incorporated in British Columbia. Over the past five decades, we have undergone a number of transitions to become the Company we are today. The most pivotal was in 1995 when Imperial merged with Bethlehem Resources Corporation. This merger set the Company on a new path, bringing together our current team under the direction of Brian Kynoch. Our management team has worked together for over 20 years, and has been involved in construction and/or operation of seven mines, the majority in British Columbia. Since 1994, Murray Edwards has been the Company's largest shareholder and an important component of our growth and development. 

The Red Chris mine is located 80 km south of Dease Lake and 18 km southeast of the village of Iskut, British Columbia. The mine operates year round. The current workforce at Red Chris mine is 370 employees. About half the employees are from surrounding northern communities, over 35% are First Nations and 16% are female. We utilize a charter flight service year round to the Dease Lake airport from the South Terminal in Richmond, with marshalling points along the way. All employees who work at the mine, stay in camp for the duration of their shift. Employees are provided a private room, snacks and three meals daily. The Red Chris camp and mine site maintains and enforces a zero tolerance for alcohol and drugs, and verbal/physical abuse or bullying.

Our expertise and focus is on base and precious metals. The majority of our operations and exploration projects are in British Columbia. Through our subsidiaries we own the Red Chris and Mount Polley copper/gold mines, and a 50% interest in the Huckleberry copper mine and the Ruddock Creed lead/zinc property. We also control a portfolio of exploration stage projects in British Columbia.  

To learn more about Imperial and Red Chris, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

Red Chris, an Imperial Metals company, has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Mine Production Geologist to join our Mine Operations Department at the remote Red Chris mine in Northern British Columbia.

Located 80 kilometers south of Dease Lake in Tahltan traditional territory, the successful candidate will be required to work and stay in camp on a rotational basis. 

In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for detailed interpretation, analysis, and continuous improvement in understanding the controls on mineralization at the existing deposits.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Updating geological interpretations with the latest geological information, and working with various stakeholders to update 3D geological models of the ore body
  • Integrating and interpreting all geological data, assay and mineralogical data into geologic maps and internally consistent cross sections and level plans
  • Geological and geotechnical mapping, with emphasis on ore grade control and minimizing dilution
  • Preparing and updating the drill hole database, daily geology reports, and other records
  • Maintaining grade calculation in all active headings to advise in production decisions
  • Performing grade calculation for month end reports, performing grade calculation for reconciliation
  • Working with other geologists in the completion of computerized resource block models
  • Working with metallurgists to provide samples for processing, testing and evaluation
  • Chip sampling of development headings and collection of muck samples as required
  • Participates in HSE activities including safety meetings, risk assessments, and safety interactions
  • When required, help with Drill rig supervision, geotechnical logging and sampling of drill core, assisting Core Shed Technician in the processing of drill core

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Geology or Earth Science combined with 5-7 years of experience working as a Mine Geologist, preferably in an open pit mine. A Post-graduate degree will be considered an asset.

In addition, our ideal candidate will also:

  • Be eligible for or working towards membership in APEGBC
  • Possess proficient knowledge of 3-D modelling software – MineSight, Vulcan, Deswik, Surpac etc. (MineSight Preferred)
  • Have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Be an enthusiastic self-starter and able to handle multiple tasks while paying attention to detail, with minimal supervision
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Hold a valid driver’s license

If you are a detail orientated, have great communication and leadership skills, and can work both independently and as part of a team, this is an ideal opportunity for you.  

About the Benefits

Red Chris is a remote mining camp where our employees live during their days of work. Transportation to and from site is provided from designated marshaling points around British Columbia. All meals and accommodation (including satellite TV, wifi) are also provided to all employees while in camp. 

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will also receive a competitive wage and full benefits package. This includes:  

  • Extended Medical/Dental, Life, AD&D;
  • Games Room (pool tables, dart boards, card tables); and
  • Full gym.

If you are a passionate person looking for a challenging and rewarding career opportunity with a growing organization, this is the role for you. APPLY TODAY!


Posted: April 27, 2018
Closes: May 31, 2018
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11-50 employees
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Staffing, Recruiting, HR Outsourcing

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