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Job description

  • Be part of a dynamic supportive team in fast paced mining, project evaluation and exploration operations

  • Opportunity to be involved with cutting edge technology

  • Learn and develop your geological and skills with business supported resources

About Rio Tinto

As pioneers in mining and metals, Rio Tinto produce materials essential to human progress. Their long history is filled with firsts. They have developed some of the world's largest and best quality mines and operations, and their people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal, and uranium: their materials make up the world around us. You will find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

About The Role

The Resource Development department is looking for Geologists to work on a 8:6 roster in the Pilbara region who will be part of a team responsible for the execution and delivery of evaluation and exploration programs, in both near mine and regional areas.

Resource Development is a department within Planning Integration and Assets and work closely with many internal and external stakeholders (including Technical Services, Mine Engineering and Operations), to identify gaps and opportunities in resource understanding, generate targets for resource evaluation and ensure project delivery.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Analyse, validate, and interpret geological datasets collected during field programs.

  • Assist with the development of dynamic field (geological) models.

  • Set and comply with QAQC standards for geological data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

  • Assist with program planning and execution of drilling and field mapping campaigns.

  • Liaise with team members and stakeholders on drilling and evaluation priorities.

  • Provide safety leadership in promoting a safe and environmentally responsible working ethic, leading to an incident free workplace.

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geology or other relevant tertiary qualification

  • Practical experience in exploration, evaluation, or mine geology

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mining/mapping and modelling software packages (preferably LeapFrog, Vulcan, ArcMap and acQuire)

  • Iron ore experience is preferred, as well as an understanding of the relevant exploration and evaluation techniques

  • 1-3 years experience in geology, strong rig management skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Nationally recognised 4WD certificate

  • Senior First Aid certificate

  • Manual C Class Australian Licence

About WorkPac

WorkPac is Australia's leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, light industrial and healthcare sectors. We are proud to partner with some of the country's leading companies to deliver rewarding permanent, contract, temporary and traineeship recruitment opportunities.

Apply Now

Click on the apply button or for more information please contact:

Hayley Slater - Principal Consultant


Job Order reference number: TMPRIJ202058399

At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

Job title: Geologist
Contract type: Contract
Location: Regional WA - Port Hedland, Karratha & Pilbara, Regional WA
Industry: Geoscience Mining, Oil & Gas
Job expiry: 2021-03-24
Reference: TMPRIJ202058399