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Chief Geologist

Location: Wawa, ON Posted Date: January 29, 2013
Employer: To view company name. See instructions below Apply By: March 28, 2013
Employer Job Id: CareerMine Job Id: 898338



Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (www.wesdome.com) is an established Canadian gold producer with wholly-owned mining and milling complexes in Wawa, Ontario and Val d’Or, Quebec. Wesdome has been producing gold continually for 25 years and has poured over 1 million ounces of gold.




The Chief Geologist is responsible for demonstrating strong leadership, communication and a high quality of occupational health and safety. The Chief Geologist will be responsible for supervising geological staff, production and development geology, as well as sampling and mapping.




Duties include but are not limited to:


· Preparation of Operational and Capital Budgeting.

· Management of day to day planning activities taking into account monthly, yearly and long term production plans.

· Geological modeling, mapping and resource estimation.

· Supervise and provide guidance for diamond drilling contractors and drilling programs.

· Prepare the monthly production grades & tonnages from both development headings and other production areas.

· Demonstration of “Safety First” focus and act as a role model to junior staff

· Coach, mentor and develop junior geological employees.


The position is located near Wawa, Ontario at Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. Eagle River Mine.

Hierarchical relations

The Chief Geologist will report directly to the General Manager.


Report and collaborate with the V.P. of Exploration on all exploration and reserve estimations and issues.


Functional relations


The Chief Geologist will work directly with the mine, safety and maintenance superintendants as well as the technical services coordinator and administration staff. 




The successful applicant through the demonstration of their leadership skills have a proven track record of achieving production and budgetary targets while maintaining a safe and efficient work environment.


Required qualifications

· BSc or BASc in Geological Sciences

· 5-10 years of operational and/or geological experience in underground geology and grade control.

· Strong communication and motivational skills to maintain and promote a productive and safe working atmosphere.

· Strong Team Player