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Stockton Mine - Junior Engineering Geologist

About Us

Bathurst Resources Ltd currently operates Stockton Opencast Mine which is located close to the coast on a plateau in the Buller coalfield, 35 km north of Westport. This is one of New Zealand's largest mines with a long history of coal production and produces high value coal for export to the world's leading steel makers.

Situated in the heart of the Buller region our employees enjoy a balance of work and leisure with local pursuits including a variety of water sports, mountain-biking, tramping, fishing, community activities and much more. 

The Role

Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, this role provides Geotechnical Engineering skills and services to the mining operations, projects and developments. Geotechnical data gathering and analysis in order to provide geotechnical related decisions within acceptable levels of risks.

This is a starters role, the successful candidate will ideally have recent experience in a similar position, and be looking for an opportunity to join a progressive team to develop their skills and experience.

We are keen to hear from you if you have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Geology/Geology 
  • At least 1-2 years' experience as an Engineering Geologist/Geologist
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing situations
  • Experience in using geological modelling software and databases
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good level of fitness and outdoor skills
  • Ability to work independently and also as a member of the Technical Services Team
  • Strong commitment to safety

The Technical Services Team is a department with a variety of on-going tasks, focused on the planning and development of the open cast coal mine.

We are in an ideal position to support and develop careers for those looking to work in an exciting part of New Zealand's natural resources sector. In return we offer you an overriding commitment to safety and zero harm, a supportive work environment, a residential lifestyle (5/2) and a competitive remuneration package.

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please email a copy of your resume including a cover letter to careers@bathurstresources.co.nz

Applications close: 6 July 2021

A Pre-Employment medical including Drug and Alcohol testing is part of the recruitment process.

Applicants should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa to be considered for this position.