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Chief Geologist

Reno, NV, USA

GMS Mine Repair has a great opportunity for a Chief Geologist with our client who is a leading mine site near Reno, Nevada. This is a long-term/ permanent hire opportunity that will require relocation/ commute to site location. The Chief Geologist is responsible for directing and leading the Geology Team with a primary focus on production activities, specifically including grade control, resource modeling, underground reserve replacement drilling and hydrogeological related activities.


  • Coordination of Geology Team activities to safely and timely meet business needs

  • Develop, implement, and oversee an effective and transparent grade control program

  • Accountable for safe, timely and on budget execution of drilling programs

  • Accountable for hydrogeological model and related study work and data collection

  • Assist with and facilitate open pit and district exploration activities

  • Designated Qualified Professional for Mineral Reserve and Resource estimates, including results certification

  • Accountable for company’s drillhole and sample management system

  • Facilitate inter-departmental coordination to ensure clear and open communication

  • Jointly responsible for providing Life of Mine plan development guidance

  • Accountable for all Mineral Resource models

  • Responsible for ensuring the business develops an ongoing and increasing better understanding of local and district geology

  • Accountable for all Geology Team related financial matters

  • Responsible for Grade Control Reconciliation Program

  • The above items are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all accountabilities and duties. Other duties required as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology, or equivalent

  • Fifteen to twenty (15-20) years total professional experience with:

  • Combined 10 years of leadership and production mining experience, preferred

  • Experience in skarn and base metal deposits, preferred

  • Mineral exploration experience well regarded

  • In-depth knowledge of drillhole, grade control systems and reconciliation program

  • Strong computer skills in geological modeling software

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, required

  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of this position, required

  • Registration as a Professional Geologist

Job Specifications

Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday (40 hours basic)

Pay Rate:  $100k – 150,000 Annually Starting (Based on Experience)

GMS Mine Repair is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Great pay and great benefits. Experienced applicants will be given first consideration. If you want to be part of North America's Premier Mining Contractor, then apply with your updated resume today!

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