Geological Field Technician

CA-ON-Dubreuilville, Island Gold Mine
3 weeks ago(27/11/2017 10:32 AM)
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Reporting Manager Role
Sr. Geologist


Reporting to the Sr. Geologist, the (Geological Field Technician / Geological Field Coordinator) will focus on the execution of field exploration programs with a focus on safety, efficiency and compliance with procedures. The successful candidate will work independently as well with contractors performing monitoring, and site inspections, principally at active exploration drill sites on surface and underground.


About Alamos Gold Inc.: Alamos is a Canadian-based intermediate gold producer with diversified production from four operating mines in North America. This includes the Young-Davidson and Island Gold mines in north and northwestern Ontario, Canada and the Mulatos and El Chanate mines in Sonora State, Mexico. Additionally, the Company has a significant portfolio of exploration through advanced development stage projects in Mexico, Turkey, Canada and the United States. Alamos employs more than 1,700 people and is committed to the highest standards of sustainable development.


Island Gold Mine is located near Dubreuilville in Northwestern Ontario and is an underground gold mine operation. With the company's focus on this flagship operation, there are transformational development plans at Island Gold to position the mine for future growth by unlocking the value of the Resource extension both laterally and at depth. This is a very exciting time in the mine life of Island Gold and with that we are searching for highly motivated and committed people to join our team!


Geological Field Technician

(or Geological Field Coordinator)



Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with, and communicate between the diamond drill companies and the Geological department;
  • Coordinate and participate in the set-up, and closure of diamond drilling sites;
  • Oversee the diamond drilling activities to ensure employees follow, meet or exceed all operating procedures, Alamos Gold   safety procedures and current governmental regulations (MOL, MOE, etc.);
  • Document and report on daily diamond drilling activities including tracking of boreholes and drill hole production progress;
  • Carry out any other task required by the Senior Geologists, including periodic underground inspections;



  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Minimum one year experience in diamond drilling programs in a mining environment, preferably in underground or geological disciplines;
  • Understanding of diamond drilling practices and procedures, specifically understanding of directional drilling, steel and clappison wedge gear and tools would be an asset;
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety at work;
  • Valid Class G driver’s license;
  • Experience with the safe operation of utility vehicles such as ATV, Argo, Side-by-Sides;
  • Good navigational skills, and experience with using compasses and GPS equipment, with ability to read maps and plans;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc…)
  • Ability to work exposed to the elements;
  • Experience in a remote mine setting is an asset;
  • Experience in a cross cultural environment is an asset;


The schedule for this position is based in a camp operation working on a defined rotation schedule.  


We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Alamos Gold is an equal opportunity employer. As an applicant invited to participate in the recruitment process (such as an interview or testing), should you require accommodation due to a disability, please discuss your needs with us.


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