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Geological Technician

Marigold Mining Co.

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Valmy, NV
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Job Overview:

Who Are We?

SSR Mining Inc. is a leading, free cash flow focused intermediate gold company with four producing assets located in the USA, Turkey, Canada, and Argentina, combined with a global pipeline of high-quality development and exploration assets in the USA, Turkey, Mexico, Peru, and Canada.

SSR Mining is committed to delivering excellence through the contributions of our dedicated employees. With an industry-leading pipeline of projects, strong financial positioning, and talented employees, we aim to continue building on our strong foundation – we have high expectations for the future!

Job Description:

SSR Mining’s Marigold Mine, located near Battle Mountain, Nevada, is looking for a Geology Technician to join our team! In production since 1989, Marigold is a large run-of-mine heap leach operation with several open pits, waste rock stockpiles, leach pads, a carbon absorption facility, and a carbon processing and gold refining facility. At Marigold, our vision is to be one of the world’s premier mining companies, providing exceptional shareholder value by delivering excellence in all that we do. Our people’s safety and well-being is key to our success. We offer a generous benefits package which includes a medical, dental and vision plan, a 401k retirement plan and employee stock purchase plan – both with employer contribution, paid time off, disability leaves, bonus program and much more!

Key Areas of Responsibility & Duties:

Reporting to the Geotechnician Lead Exploration Geologist, the Geology Technician typically works a 4-10 hour schedule a week and is responsible for the following:

  • Actively participate in regular safety inspections of drill rigs and ensure all safety protocols are followed

  • Collaborates with resource development and exploration geology teams in acquisition of geological data

  • Coordination of all drilling and drilling related activities viz. positioning/mark-up for drill rigs, road building, following up with dozers, supplies for drilling are made available to drill crew on time etc.

  • Making sure all drill permits are in place before commencement of drilling and all drill-sites are safe for drilling activity

  • Collect samples from drill rigs and deliver to appropriate locations

  • Be able to split and saw drill core

  • Insert and record accurately the QA-QC standards and blanks into submittals

  • Coordinate sample shipments to external laboratories and track laboratory turn-around times

  • Organize, record, catalog and store laboratory sample returns

  • Maintain the core shack/work facilities in a clean and safe condition

  • Perform other duties as required

Required Skills:

  • Proficient use of hand held GPS receivers and Brunton compass

  • Ability to read and understand topographic maps

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work with minimal supervision

  • Must have a serious commitment to accuracy and quality while meeting goals and deadlines

  • Ability to work well with co-workers, contractors, vendors and demonstrate situational awareness

  • Must be able to handle and lift up to 75 pounds and be prepared to work in adverse weather conditions

  • Must be able to wear required PPE including respiratory protection

  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft software such as Word & Excel

  • Valid driver’s license

Required Experience:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • History of learning new skills and problem solving as a team member

  • 1 - 2 years’ experience in supporting exploration drilling programs or in laboratory/ore control preferred

  • Preference would be given to candidates with GIS/AutoCAD experience

  • Experience operating forklift and other smaller equipment

SSR Mining Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.