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Geology Technician

Date:  Jan 21, 2023

Whitehorse, YT, CA (Canada)


Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.


The Coffee Mine Project ("Coffee") is a proposed hard-rock gold mine. Coffee will be a premier, high-grade, open pit heap leach gold mine project, built to world class standards, located in Canada’s Yukon Territory. We see ourselves in a long-term relationship with our First Nation Partners and the Yukon Territory. Caring for it is crucial, so we take safety, sustainability, environmental and social responsibility seriously in all that we do at Coffee.

Temporary Geology Technician - Coffee Project

The Geology Technician will be responsible for collecting geotechnical data from all aspects of the drilling program. This role requires the candidate to maintain high levels of safety and demonstrate environmental awareness by following all government and corporate regulations and policies. This position is seasonal and is expected to run from May through to September but could be extended dependent on operational needs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Moving and organizing diamond drill core 
  • Completing rock quality and specific gravity measurements 
  • Working with oriented drill core
  • Core cutting/splitting and sampling, paying special attention to quality
  • Geological sampling and data entry
  • Analyzing and managing samples from RC drills 
  • Managing sample submission process, including quality control & shipment tracking
  • Data entry

Training, Experience & Requirements

  • Preferred candidate will have a diploma in Geological Technology or similar
  • 1-5 years of relevant experience in exploration preferred
  • Prior work experience at a remote mining/exploration operation highly regarded
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Office required
  • Demonstrated excellent work ethic, communication & organizational skills
  • Ability to work outdoors in all conditions 
  • Able to work in camp setting on a rotational basis 
  • Able to work day shift or night shifts
  • Consent to pre-employment screening
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent 
  • Physically able to work in steep rough terrain, communicate safely and efficiently via radio or phone, lift and carry up to 45 pounds of equipment and/or samples, able to load and unload core boxes onto logging tables

Working Conditions

This position is a field-based in the Yukon Territory, Canada. During the field season this will be a fly-in/fly-out position based at the Coffee Project site; the rotational schedule will be two weeks in/two weeks out. Outside of the field season (depending on the project’s needs) work will be based in Newmont’s office in Whitehorse.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit your application to the posting at Careers’ Section. Preference will be given to First Nations citizens and Yukon residents. As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live. Accordingly, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a declaration confirming that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to your anticipated start date. Further, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you may also be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date, or at a later date upon Newmont’s request. Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion. vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law. Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.