Production Database Geologist – 986585

Newmont has recently acquired Newcrest Mining creating the world’s leading gold mining company.  

With operations around the world, our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities where we operate. We aim to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work. We bring out the best in each other, inspiring performance and a shared belief that what we do matters.  

Our Brucejack operation is now recruiting for the position of Production Database Geologist with a competitive base salary between $85,000.00-$105,000.00 dependant on experience, skills, and qualifications. The offered base salary will be determined based on the successful candidate’s relevant experience, skills and competencies with consideration to internal equity. 

Purpose of the Role

The Production Database Geologist will support multiple teams including Production Geology, Mine Operations/Grade Control, Geological Modelling, and the Mine Planning department by providing a consistent and reliable point of contact for geological data requirements. 

As a primary function, the Production Database Geologist will continually update and provide QAQC-approved assay, survey and geological data to these teams for use in decision-making.  They will operate the geological database (currently acQuire) with a key focus on real-time quality assurance and quality control of assay, survey and geological data from extensive RC and Diamond drill programs to support mine production and resource business functions.  The Production Database Geologist will import assay and survey data, troubleshoot importing issues or data discrepancies, will review all new assay and survey data according to the requirements of the QAQC program, approve data for use, and distribute tailored exports regularly to site teams for use. 

The Production Database Geologist will work with on-site and third-party laboratories to investigate any data quality concerns as required by the assay QAQC program and will become proficient in understanding the different flow paths of the geological samples through the labs to develop a strong understanding of laboratory data and potential quality concerns.  They will also complete regular underground RC drill sampling audits and quality assurance visits.   

The role requires a strong commitment to the highest levels of professionalism.  The Production Database Geologist will have careful attention to detail, strong communication skills, be highly organized, and be able to manage multiple shifting priorities.



Perform the following duties with a positive attitude towards continuous improvement, with safety being the number one priority:

  • Import and review assay and survey results from different mine-related programs according to QAQC program requirements; and request follow-up from the laboratories as required.
  • Develop proficiency in geological assay data quality assurance and quality control by monitoring and evaluating geological and analytical data quality on an ongoing basis, completing QAQC reports, and implementing new QAQC programs to meet Newmont standards.
  • Assist with laboratory assurance reviews and attend lab tours for site labs and third-party labs as required.
  • Complete regular underground site visits to drills to ensure compliance with sampling and surveying protocols.
  • Onboarding and training of new underground grade control personnel.
  • Operate the geological database (acQuire), and support data generators with data entry issues or data fixing as applicable; assist in troubleshooting technical issues, performing root cause analysis, and resolving data integrity problems.
  • Review analytical data for completeness and follow up with data generators on any data quality concerns while promoting a positive attitude.
  • Assist in troubleshooting technical issues, performing root cause analysis, and resolving data integrity problems.
  • Identify opportunities to modify data collection processes/data entry forms in support of improving data validation, preventing data entry errors, or ensuring data completeness.
  • Maintain a professional work environment and encourage technical excellence and continuous improvement from all members of the Geology and Mine Operations teams.
  • Understand and ensure compliance with Newmont safety policies and governmental safety regulations including those of the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation and WorksafeBC.
  • Assistance with maintaining or modifying future and existing database systems that track mine activities, related KPIs, material movement and production statistics
  • Perform other related duties as required.

What We Offer  

We are committed to ensuring that our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we provide comfortable on-site accommodations with private washrooms, including excellent balanced meals prepared by our culinary team. Team members can expect access to TV and Wi-Fi, our on-site gym and a variety of recreational activities including a golf simulator, high-intensity fitness classes, yoga classes, seasonal snowshoeing, and hiking groups. You will also have access to a fully equipped music room while on site.     

All our team members are also rewarded with a host of great benefits, including:  

·       Travel allowance and arrangements made for transportation to and from site  

·       Competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications  

·       Competitive Benefits and Registered Retirement Savings Plan matching program 

·       Ongoing training with continuous growth and development opportunities    

It is important to note that the safety and wellbeing of our team is our top priority. As such, we promote a drug and alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.    

About You  

Position requirements include, but are not limited to:   

Through direction from the Principal Geologist- Database and QAQC and Chief Mine Geologist (while on mine site), this position is responsible for assisting in maintaining integrity and quality of geological and assay data according to company standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Geoscience, Computer Sciences, Engineering, or Information Technology with a minimum of two years of relevant experience. 
  • Potential to register as a Geologist-in-training (GIT), or actively registered with EGBC as P.Geo/GIT
  • A positive attitude and belief in continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of the types of geological data and their purpose; and an understanding of the potential quality concerns related to mining and exploration data
  • Experience working with large tables of data, sensitive and confidential information and deadlines
  • Knowledge of relational database management systems and object-oriented database management systems.
  • Knowledge of Vulcan and AcQuire and SQL Management Studio software
  • Demonstrated success with the operation and management of a database system is considered an asset.
  • Underground mine production geology experience is considered an asset.


  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with an eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Understanding of structured query language (SQL) and Microsoft Excel.
  • Proven experience in understanding and/or managing data flow, including the ability to assess data quality and ensure database integrity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, community and the environment.
  • Knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements and procedures
  • Cross-cultural awareness with an understanding and sensitivity of the challenges associated with differences in cultural and economic backgrounds.
  • Environmental awareness with a commitment to minimize impacts inside and outside of the mine’s footprint.
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and collaboration.
  • High level written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.

Additional Information

  • Work at a remote location (camp) on a 13 days on/13 days off rotation
  • Must be able to lift/move up to 50lbs throughout a work shift
  • Be able to maintain high levels of performance over 12-hour shifts
  • Able to work in areas of extreme weather conditions
  • Able to work in close quarters with the team
  • Newmont promotes a drug and alcohol-free work environment with mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing


Our Commitment to You  

Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Underpinned by our values of Safety, Sustainability, Integrity, Responsibility and Inclusion, our commitment is to respect the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions, and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.   

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, submit your application through our website before the advertised closing date.