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Underground Mine Geotechnician [Urgent need job]

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085294 Requisition #

About Barrick & Barrick Nevada


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 Cortez and Goldstrike 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.


Position Description:


Reporting to the Senior Mine Geologist, the Underground Mine Geotechnician is responsible for the following:


  • Practicing safe work habits

  • Maintaining the Core/Sample Shed and work areas in safe orderly manner

  • Maintaining inventory of muck sampling supplies at underground sampling stations

  • Collecting of muck samples and tickets underground

  • Verifying muck samples collected to muck tickets and note any variances on sample log; generating sample submittal sheet and sample logs

  • Delivering muck samples to on-site laboratory and ensure proper submittal procedures

  • Maintaining inventory of sampling and drilling supplies

  • Collecting and delivering of drill core and cuttings to logging or assay facility

  • Core and chip preparation (Jerome readings and washing)

  • Photographing of core/chips

  • Cutting and chipping of core

  • Preparation of sample bags & chip trays and print tickets for drilling programs including chip samples

  • Sampling of core and chips

  • Entering sample tickets in to drill hole database

  • Adhering to site QA/QC program

  • Sorting and checking samples before dispatch to required laboratory

  • Sample dispatch and submission to laboratory

  • Core and Chip tray management

  • Pulp/Reject management; sampling compositing

  • Entering geology drill logs into Acquire Database

  • Geotechnical core logging; Waste rock environmental sampling




  • Collecting of density samples

  • Disposal of discarded core/chips in compliance with environmental policies

  • Ensuring equipment is in clean working order

  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Excellent safety record required

  • Ability to work within a team environment required

  • Possess strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills required

  • Ability to complete task with limited supervision required

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in underground, open pit mine operations or exploration preferred

  • Familiarity with drill rigs and sample dispatch preferred

  • Familiarity and ability to use fork lifts preferred

  • Familiarity with various Microsoft software preferred

  • Familiarity with AcQuire and other software packages preferred


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 environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.




Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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