Geological Technician


Skeena Resources Limited


Come join the team at Skeena Resources.  Reporting to the Geology Technical Manager, the Geological Technician will be responsible for various tasks that support the work of the exploration team at the company's Eskay Creek project in northwestern British Columbia. Responsibilities may include preparing drill core for the core logging geologist, collecting and entering geotechnical data into the database and assisting with the sampling process. The ideal candidate will be someone who has practical field experience with precious metals exploration and diamond drilling programs.

This position is seasonal in nature and the duration of the contact may be anywhere from 2-9 months depending on workload and drill program needs. The position is scheduled to start in July 2020.

Please send a cover letter, resume and a minimum of two references. Be sure to list the title of the job you are applying for in the header of the application package. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Wednesday September 30th, 2020 (4:00 PM)

Applications can be sent to: jobs@skeenaresources.com

FIFO (Fly-in / Fly-out requirement)





British Columbia

Job Description/Duties

Primary Responsibilities:

- Prepare diamond drill core for core logging geologist's (metering, marking core boxes etc.)

- Collecting and entering geotechnical data from the drill core into the company's database system using techniques documented in the company's exploration manual

- Complying with QA/QC sampling procedures (insertion of duplicates, blanks and standards)

- Bring any quality control issues immediately to the attention of the Senior Geologist and be proactive by offering potential solutions

- Monitor and review samples prepared by core cutters to ensure consistency and quality prior to packing in rice bags for shipment to the analytical laboratory

- Preparation of sample shipment paperwork, receiving document approvals from the Exploration Manager, and communicating with the analytical laboratory

- Participation in drill site visits, drill collar surveying and field equipment maintenance as directed by supervisor

- Perform other duties as assigned

Other Information


- High school diploma

- Practical field experience with exploration and core processing techniques would be an asset

- Strong math skills and the ability to work with numbers throughout the day

- The candidate should demonstrate a high level of energy, self-motivation and strong organizational skills with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

- Excellent inter-personal skills together with an ability to facilitate commitment to a cooperative team effort

- Excellent English communication skills, both orally and written and the ability to work with all levels of the organization

- Strong computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, PowerPoint etc.) and related database software

- Adaptable to an ever changing high-demand work environment, with the ability to work in remote or challenging physical environments, including lifting and moving core boxes/sample bags and hiking in undeveloped terrain with gear

- Ability to work a rotation schedule and live onsite in a camp environment for extended periods of time

- Legally entitled to work in Canada

- Valid class 5 driver's license

- Valid Worksafe BC Level 1 First Aid certification (or equivalent)

Employment Type


Reading Score

> 275

Numeracy Score

> 275

Writing Score

> 275

Digital Score

> 226

Listening Score

> 275

Education Level Achieved

High school diploma or equivalent

Years of Experience

6 - 12 months related experience

Certificates, Designations and Tickets

Certificate - Class 5 Driver's License
Certificate - Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR
Certificate - Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR
Certificate - St. John's Ambulance First Aid Level 1 (2 days)