Job Title
Employment Type
Full Time
5 to 8 years
Job Published
16 May 2022
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Job Description

The Geologist reports to the Senior Geologist.

During the mining phase one junior geologist will be required on each offshore crew. He will functioning as a Quality Control Officer and will work back-to-back, on 12-hour shifts, with the Senior Geologist. He or she will maintain close communication with all parties concerned and will monitor mining operations on night shift.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Pre-planning, i.e. to firstly get familiarised with the interpreted geology and physical parameters of each mining block prior to occupation thereof
  • Brief and/or alert Metallurgy and Engineering on what to expect before the vessel moves onto each new mining block
  • During mining of any block, keep all parties concerned informed of actual seabed conditions and what is actually being mined
  • Monitor actual mining of each block closely with the emphasis on bedrock cleaning, tool performance and mining efficiency
  • Compare actual geology and bedrock conditions with interpreted data and adjust all deviations accordingly
  • Establish trends from block to block (or even within blocks) in order to predict conditions and grades in neighbouring blocks and areas
  • Make, or assist in decision making related to block completion, block abandonment for economic reasons, the need for ‘breakthrough’ attempts, etc.
  • Assist and/or monitor the efficiency of the mining method and make recommendations as to how it can be improved, if necessary
  • Monitor the positioning of the vessel and mining tool
  • Complete daily and block reports during night shift
  • Assistance to the Environmental Department such as the taking of water samples and the monitoring of suspension plumes. As well as the collection of environmental data and the entering of this data on spreadsheets
  • He or she will be required to perform duties related to production and sampling, i.e. to also be familiar with all aspects of sampling operations
  • During shore leave, he or she will be required to spend two weeks in Head Office to debrief and assist in other projects wherever needed
  • Other duties will include training of incoming personnel, regular database update, administration, research projects, and any form of general assistance to other departments when required

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in Geology
  • Minimum of three years experience
  • Conversant with Windows, MS Office, CAD / ArcView programs
  • Preferably offshore experience

Daily schedule: 12 hours continuous

Detailed and Updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Copies of all relevant qualifications and certificates 
National Passport
Police Clearance Certificate
Willing to undergo Polygraph & Truth Verification Test