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Graduate Geologist - Stockton Mine

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.

Our Technical Services Team are looking for fill a Fixed-Term position for three months, January 2022 to March 2022 and require a:

Graduate Geologist

Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, this role provides Geological services for the Technical Services Team and/or Coal Resource Development. This includes assisting with planning and coordination of Exploration programmes and Coal Quality Drilling, on-site supervision of drill crews, CQ sampling, develop geological maps based on field observations and surveys.

The successful candidate will ideally be looking for an opportunity to join a progressive team to develop their skills and experience.

To be successful in the role your will:

  • Be studying for at least two years towards a bachelor’s degree in Geology or comparative relevant qualification.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing situations.
  • Have a strong knowledge of exploration techniques and an understanding of drilling techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well 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.

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

All applicants will be required to undergo a Pre-Employment Medical Assessment and Drug and Alcohol Testing.

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