Underground Geologist

  • Full-time

Company Description

OceanaGold is a multinational gold producer committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental, and social performance. Since 1990, we have been contributing to excellence in our industry by delivering sustainable environmental and social outcomes for our communities and strong returns for our shareholders. The gold, copper and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology that connects people around the world.

Our global exploration, development and operating experience has created a significant pipeline of organic growth opportunities and a portfolio of operating assets including Didipio Mine in the Philippines, Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand and Haile Gold Mine in the United States. Our operations are supported by corporate offices located in Brisbane, Australia and Denver, USA.

At OceanaGold, health and safety are paramount to the success of our business as are employees who engage in behaviors that align with our values.

Job Description

  • Operational Responsibilities
    • Ensure the collection of geological information (logging, mapping, sampling) is to a high standard and quality including but not limited to the following:
      • Grade control and resource development core logging and sampling
      • Geotechnical core logging (Q’)
      • Underground mapping of development and production headings
      • Channel sampling, as required
      • QA/QC checks for returned assay data
    • Accurate and timely processing and importing of all relevant assaying data.
    • Lead by example and always promote best practice with regards to the geological systems developed on site.
    • Trains, develops, mentors, and assists trainees where required.
    • Maintain a strong line of communication and reporting on progress to the Geology Superintendent, the geology team, and the engineering teams (as required).
    • Maintain a strong line of communication and liaison with the Operations team to ensure geological instruction is understood and followed.
    • Communicate with Diamond Drilling Contractor and participate in drill station inspections/audits.
    • Actively looks for opportunities to accelerate work and provide schedule opportunities in area of control. Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and strive to improve processes and workflows.
    • Identifies possible upcoming schedule risks within area of control and initiates control measures to mitigate effects on overall project schedule.
    • Ensure compliance to statutory requirements and integrate applicable industry best practises.
    • Ensure daily ore production (T&G) reporting is completed and distributed to relevant stakeholders on time.
    • Communicate regularly with all staff to ensure that goals and priorities are clearly understood and to promote a harmonious working environment.
  • Health, Safety, and Environment
    • Comply with OceanaGold Health and Safety Policy and Environment Policy.
    • Promoting safety awareness and environmental responsibility among company and contract personnel.
    • Report all personal injuries and incidents and assist with investigations.
    • Actively supporting and participate in safety and environmental initiatives.
    • Accept accountability regarding personal safety and the safety of others whilst protecting the environment.
    • Report workplace incidents and hazards to ensure effective risk mitigation is maintained.
    • Undertake workplace inspections and audits to ensure site standards are being adhered to.


  • Previous experience
    • 1-3 years of mining experience in a geology or geologic related field, underground experience preferred
    • Familiarity with 3D modelling software, preferably Leapfrog and Deswik
    • Familiarity with a geological data management software, preferably acQuire
  • Certifications
    • MSHA certification preferred
    • Valid driver’s license
  • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree in Geology or related Geophysical Sciences field

Additional Information

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, talk, hear and see.
  • Must be able to work shift work with 12-hour shifts.
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the workday.
  • Must be able to climb 25’ vertical ladder sections unaided.
  • Work is in a surface mine plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine environment, including hart hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required.

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