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Mapping Geologist

Ambler Metals LLC Ambler, AK

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The Mapping Geologist will gather and evaluate geologic and geochemical data aiding in the efficient execution of the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects' resource development and exploration goals.


  • Geologic mapping at prospect and local scales in tectonically complex and regionally metamorphosed rocks of the Ambler Schist Belt and Cosmos Hills
  • Geological field prospecting and geochemical sampling
  • Supervise field geologists and geotechnicians
  • Ensure that proper & preemptive safety practices are always followed
  • Compile data, initiate, test and propose means to advance geologic interpretation
  • Aid in, update, or complete geologic and geochemical models
  • Ensure compliance with mapping and sampling QA/QC procedures
  • Preform checks of geologic and geochemical data prior to importation into the master database
  • Support drill site activities, including locating and aligning drills
  • Learn Ambler Metals core logging procedures and review/log historical core
  • Identify, correct, and report environmental infractions
  • Prepare daily reports and presentations summarizing fieldwork activities and insights
  • Assist writing specific sections of annual reports
  • Communicate and coordinate with all other departments in sharing resources during the field season to ensure success of the overall project
  • Other duties as assigned to further the exploration goals for the UKMP


Education and training

  • Bachelor of Science in Geology or Geophysics, emphasis on ore deposits or mineral exploration preferred


  • 4-7 years' experience in geology, 1 year in a position of applicable responsibility is preferred
  • Remote exploration experience required, preferably in Alaska or similar environment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.
  • Proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS, geologic modeling software (preferably LeapFrog) and database management is a plus.
  • Good oral, writing, mathematical and scientific skills
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the geology and metallogeny of the Upper Kobuk region of Alaska
  • Knowledge of and ability to carry out safe, remote operational procedures
  • Ability to work tactfully and respectfully with camp staff, contractors, and visitors
  • Ability to work independently, exercise good judgement and manage time in an effective manner
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to take initiative in the case of an emergency
  • Ability to follow and provide instructions effectively and in a timely manner
  • Ability to comfortably travel in and work around helicopters and small fixed wing aircraft.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with several tasks simultaneously
  • Physically able to repetitively lift and carry 35 pounds.
  • Must be able to work and hike in alpine arctic terrain, adverse weather, in a remote camp setting on a rotational basis


  • Required to remain on site in a remote camp setting throughout rotation. A typical schedule consists of a 20/10 rotation, 11 hours per day. Work is seasonal in nature, typically full-time from May through September. Work in the Fairbanks warehouse or Anchorage Office on a 5 day 8 hour a day work schedule during the Fall. Work from home may be required or authorized depending on COVID-19 company or governmental restrictions. 20/10 rotation may be modified to adhere to COVID-19 protocols.
  • May be required to work in arctic conditions during the winter months
  • Travel to site may be via small fixed-wing aircraft or boat. Travel on site and surrounding areas is by four- wheel drive vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and rotary-winged aircraft
  • Exposure to inclement weather conditions (including snow, rain, wind as well as extremely warm or cold conditions) is common during field operations. Possible exposure to wild animals.
  • Will be subject to all Company policies, including drug and alcohol screening

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Ambler Metals LLC


Ambler, AK
99786 USA



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