Core Cutter


Skeena Resources Limited


Come join the team at Skeena Resources.  Reporting to the Senior Geological Technician, the Core Cutter 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 lifting and moving core boxes, operate a core cutting saw, and bagging and shipping core samples. 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 contract may be anywhere from 2-9 months depending on workload and drill program needs. The position is scheduled to start in July 2020.

How to Apply:

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

- Adhere to company health and safety policies and protocols on core cutting and related tasks

- Lift and move core boxes and bags up to 50 lb

- Operate a core cutting saw to accurately sample drill core

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

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

- Maintain a clean workspace

- Regularly inspect and maintain core cutting equipment

- Accurately pack samples in rice bags for shipment

- Actively seek opportunities to recognize health and safety hazards, resolve safety issues, and work to mitigate associated risks in the workplace

- Perform other duties as assigned

Other Information


- High school diploma

- Previous core cutting experience, or practical field experience with exploration and core processing techniques would be an asset

- The candidate should demonstrate self-motivation, strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

- Excellent interpersonal skills together with an ability to facilitate committment to a cooperative team effort

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

- Adaptable to an ever changing high-demand work environment, with the ability to work in a challenging physical environment (may be dusty and wet), including lifting and moving core boxes/sample bags

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

- Legally entitled to work in Canada

Employment Type


Reading Score

> 275

Writing Score

> 275

Education Level Achieved

High school diploma or equivalent preferred

Years of Experience

0 - 6 months of related experience

Certificates, Designations and Tickets

Certificate - Class 5 Driver's License
Certificate - St. John's Ambulance First Aid Level 1 (2 days)