Hydrogeological Technician

First Quantum

Overall Job Purpose 

  • To assist the hydrogeologist, primarily with daily operational  tasks, to help ensure a high level of data collection, supervision and coverage

Specific Job Responsibility

  • Assist the hydrogeologist with field inspections and monitoring
  • Drill supervision
  • Data collection at drill rigs
  • Borehole construction in conjunction with drill contractors
  • Grouting activities
  • Monitoring and flow data collection
  • Geophysical survey traverse marking and managing bush-clearing activities
  • Pit inspections
  • Database data inputs
  • Carry out hydraulic test-work under the supervision of the hydrogeologist
  • Assist with installation and maintenance of borehole infrastructure
  • Assist with hydrogeological mapping
  • Supervision and logistical coordination of drill-site clearing and pad construction
  • Ensure that all groundwater related incidents are reported and investigated
  • Liaise with geology, mine planning, survey and mining operations, where required in order to perform tasks assigned by hydrogeologist
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
  • Night shift may be required if the need arises
  • Ensure that the open pit mine site is always safe from a groundwater perspective, and effectively assist in the management of the groundwater resources to ensure efficient dewatering and water quality monitoring

Job Specific Competencies

  • Competency in carrying out hydrogeological operations, under the guidance of the Trident hydrogeologist to ensure safe and stable groundwater conditions.
  • A good understanding of mine safety and hydrogeological practices in compliance with best practice standards.

Key Job Attributes

  • Must have a thorough methodical approach to routine tasks and problem solving
  • Must be willing to work with and assimilate experience from colleagues from a variety of skills and national backgrounds
  • Must have strong team ethic and communication abilities
  • Ability or willingness to undertake occasional shift work when necessary
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must be highly detail-oriented
  • Must have a clean criminal record

Experience required to perform in this job

The Hydrogeological Technician will require knowledge, skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Basic Health and Safety knowledge
  • Knowledge of Basic First Aid
  • Must be computer literate (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate qualification or previous open-pit hydrogeological experience not required, but advantageous
  • Valid drivers’ license (manual) essential

To apply for this job please visit firstquantumcareers.com.

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