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Exploration Geologist - Paterson

Apply now Job no: 492552
Work type: Full Time - IGO
Location: All
Categories: Geology & Geoscience

IGO is a fast growing, mid-tier Australian mining company with big aspirations to produce and explore. Our 100% owned Nova Operation in the Fraser Range is a world class underground mine and processing plant producing nickel, copper and cobalt-commodities that are significant in the world's drive for clean energy. Exploration is core to IGO's DNA and we are actively pursuing brownfield and large greenfield exploration programs run by one of the best in-house technical and management teams in the country.



At IGO, our people are important to us. We are bold, passionate, fearless and fun – a smarter, kinder, and more innovative team. We come from a range of places, backgrounds and experience and we are excited about what we can achieve together.  When you join us we will invest in your career and your development, to ensure you achieve your goals, now and into the future. That is the IGO difference.



We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, and technically competent Exploration Geologist to join our growing team at the Paterson project. Exploring for copper deposits, this role will suit a person who is autonomous, flexible and thrives working in mobile remote camps and sleeping under canvas.

If you are looking to join a team that is passionate about exploration and discovery, whilst being supported by a team of renowned industry specialists in one of Australia’s premier copper exploration districts, we’d love to hear from you. 



Reporting to the Senior Project Geologist you will hold accountability across the below areas-  

  • Ensuring safety, health and environmental requirements are delivered to exacting standards;
  • Participate in regional target generation through to work program implementation;
  • Drill program preparation, supervision, and site rehabilitation; 
  • Geological logging, mapping and sampling;
  • Interrogation of associated analytical (and QAQC) data;
  • Initiate and drive technical interpretation, assessment, and discussion of program results;
  • Collaborate with technical specialists to drive learning, improved interpretation, and to generate ideas;
  • Complete government and third-party reporting;
  • Stay abreast of innovation and developments within the exploration and clean energy space; and 
  • Develop as a leader and mentor within a team focused on collaboration and effective communication.  



You will need a strong focus on safety and the drive to be part of a successful team, whilst adhering to our company values. You will hold a Bachelor's degree majoring in geology or geochemistry and have a minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar role. You will have a demonstrable passion for mineral exploration and discovery, coupled with the ability to work in extremely remote locations on greenfields projects where you will be comfortable with camp-style accommodation. You should be solutions-focused and enjoy a combination of fieldwork and technical interpretation and discussion. 

To be considered for this opportunity, you will also have:

  • Previous experience working on drill programs (Aircore, Reverse Circulation and diamond drilling);
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of base and precious metal mineral systems, with background in copper advantageous;
  • A solid understanding of structural geology principles; 
  • Demonstrated planning, time management and project management skills;
  • Experience in 3D software packages (Micromine) beneficial; 
  • Valid ‘C’ class manual drivers’ licence essential; and
  • National Police Clearance obtained within the last three months and evidence of Covid vaccinations.

To be considered for this role, please click "Apply" and submit a covering letter along with an up to date resume. 

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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