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Title:  Geologist II - Chino

Requisition ID:  63223

Bayard, NM, US, 88023

Category:  Scientific Services


Under general supervision, complete logging of drill samples, complete resource block models, conduct geologic mapping, provide technical expertise, guidance and leadership in geological exploration and resource modeling.


  • Perform logging of core and reverse circulation drill cuttings
  • Integrate and interpret all geological data (e.g, rock type, alteration, structure), assay, and mineralogical data into geologic maps and internally consistent cross sections and level plans
  • Work with a team of Geologists in the completion of computerized resource block models that meet corporate modeling standards
  • Prepare and update drill hole database, maps of deposits and other exploration records
  • Supervise and direct drilling, road construction and drill sample preparation contractors
  • Work with Metallurgists to provide samples for processing testing and evaluation and in the development of ore types
  • Perform geologic mapping of surface and underground areas
  • Assist in the development of drilling programs, formulation of short-range plans and budget preparation for geological exploration and evaluation at assigned site
  • Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable programs, practices and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations
  • Maintain current working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local regulations
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Geology or related scientific discipline and three (3) years of experience in Geology or related scientific field, OR
  • Master's degree in Geology and one (1) year of experience in Geology or related scientific field



  • Experience managing RC or core drilling programs
  • Experience logging core or RC chips
  • Familiarity with acQuire databases



  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Work is in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles
  • Work periodically may be in remote field conditions with a wide range of physical conditions and requiring interaction with diverse cultures and societies
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 60 pounds) during the course of the workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, or manufacturing plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable State Laws

Nearest Major Market: Las Cruces

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