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Open Pit Senior Grade Control Geologist

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Position Description:




  • Sample dispatch, subsequent return, validation and estimation of grade control assay outcomes.

  • Geological input into blast pattern designs to achieve minimal dilution of ore.

  • Timely and practical design and mark-out of ore blocks.

  • Incorporation of grade control data into models using 3D mine planning and visualization software.

  • Maintenance of up-to-date, validated and well-organized data within the grade control database.

  • Maintenance of stringent QAQC over all grade control processes, data and outputs.

  • Daily interface with cross-departmental stakeholders involved in the mine to mill process.

  • Completion of end-of-month mining, forecast and stockpile reports.

  • Ensures all record keeping and reporting is SOX compliant.

  • Monthly reconciliation between ore reserve, grade control, actual mined and declared ore mined.

  • Supervision and development of Grade Control Geologists, Interns and Summer Students.

  • Promotes and adheres to a strong safety culture.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology or equivalent – required.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Grade Control geology – required.
  • Ability to work within a team and to be a team player – required.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills – required

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities – required.

  • Demonstrated computer skills – required.
  • Experience with preferably with AcQuire or Access database system, ArcGIS, AutoCad, Vulcan, and Leapfrog software or equivalent – required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely and in an environmentally responsible manner – required.
  • High level of organization, attention to detail, and ability to adapt to changing priorities – required.


What We Can Offer You 

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable.
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining.
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless.
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Barrick locations.
  • Barrick is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

About Barrick


Barrick is the gold industry leader with a vision of wealth generation through responsible mining; wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner.  Our objective is to maintain and grow industry-leading margins, driven by innovation and our digital transformation; managing our portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging our distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage. We aim to cultivate a high-performance culture defined by the following principles: a deep commitment to partnership, consistent execution, operational excellence, disciplined capital allocation, and continual self-improvement. We are obsessed with talent and seek out fresh perspectives and challenging ourselves to think differently as we transform Barrick into a leading 21st century company.

Barrick Nevada is an integrated gold mining operation that combines the Goldstrike and Cortez properties in Nevada, employing a total of 3,000 employees and 800 contractors. The operation utilizes both open pit and underground mining methods with Autoclave and Roaster processing facilities at Goldstrike and Milling/Heap Leaching facilities at Cortez.

Other factors that will be considered are employee performance, length of service, and work history.


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