Chief Resource Geologist


Position Title:       Chief Resource Geologist

Location:               Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Job Description

Coordinate, review and/or assist in estimating mineral resource models from interpretation of geology and mineral controls to estimation of metal grades and validation of grade models at the operations,  in addition to development and exploration projects.   Monitor analytical quality control programs and contribute to 43-101 Technical Reports and SEC SK-1300 reports.  Assist in the planning and monitoring of near-mine resource conversion and exploration drilling programs.  Contribute as a member of an evaluation team on project or mine acquisitions.

Reports to:           Chief Geologist


  • Develop or review three-dimensional models of geology and mineral controls at the operations and development projects.
  • Complete or review geostatistical analysis of exploration/definition data including naïve statistics and spatial correlation studies.  Estimate or review grade models and validate models using industry standard methods.
  • Review and report on analytical quality control information.
  • Review quarterly model/mine/mill reconciliation reports and coordinate with resource geologists at the operations for evaluation of model predictability.  Periodically review and modify, if required, model estimation work-flows at the operations and development projects.
  • Provide summary reports of the data analysis and grade model estimation results and validation.  Coordinate scheduling of annual resource and reserve reporting.  Support the completion of NI43-101 or SK-1300 Technical Reports as required.
  • Assist the Technical Services group with project evaluation and in the development of Mineral Reserve models as required.
  • Assist the Corporate Development group with project/company evaluations and Due Diligence studies with appropriate reporting as required.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Geology, Geological Engineering or related field; an advanced degree in a related field is a plus.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in geological and geostatistical modeling.  Experience in narrow-vein modeling and mining is a plus along with experience in the following mineral deposit styles:
      • Volcanogenic massive sulfide;
      • Archean greenstone-hosted gold (orogenic) and related deposits;
      • Low-sulfidation and high-sulfidation epithermal; and
      • Mesothermal silver-base metal veins.


  • Exploration and mine geology experience is helpful.
  • Proficiency with Surpac, Vulcan, Leapfrog or other mining software and Microsoft Office software.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Member in good standing of a Self-Regulating Organization and certification as a ‘Qualified Person’ is required.
  • National and international travel availability as required for varying periods.
  • Knowledge of the Spanish and French languages is helpful.  Previous work in the U.S., Mexico and  Canada is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively within team structures; self-motivated with the ability to organize and manage multiple projects and activities in an efficient and timely manner; and able to provide insight and problem solving.
  • Interpersonal skills include courtesy, respect, ability to negotiate, continuous outreach to providers and consumers, encourage positive relationships with vendors, and maintenance of excellent working relationships with employees across the Company. Must be able to receive feedback, contribute, and work effectively in a team environment.

To apply for this job email your details to spickens@hecla.com