Ambler Metals LLC
  • Bornite, AK, USA
  • Full Time

Ambler Metals is exploring the highly prospective Ambler Mining District in northwest Alaska which is home to some of the world's richest known copper-dominant polymetallic deposits, known as the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects (UKMP).

We are looking for an Alaska-based Project Geologist to join our team. The Project Geologist will gather and evaluate geologic and geochemical data, aiding in the efficient execution of the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects' resource development and exploration goals.

This is a year-round, full-time position with a competitive pay and benefits package.


  • Bachelor of Science in Geology or Geophysics, with an emphasis on ore deposits or mineral exploration preferred
  • 4-7 years' experience working professionally as a geologist, 1 year in a position of applicable responsibility is preferred
  • Remote exploration experience required
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the geology and metallogeny of the Upper Kobuk region of Alaska
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.
  • Proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS, geologic modeling software (preferably LeapFrog) and database management is a plus.
  • Good oral, writing, mathematical and scientific skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to carry out safe, remote operational procedures
  • Ability to work tactfully and respectfully with camp staff, contractors and visitors
  • Ability to comfortably travel in and work around helicopters and small fixed wing aircraft.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with several tasks simultaneously
  • Physically able to repetitively lift and carry 35 pounds.
  • Must be able to work and hike in alpine arctic terrain, adverse weather, in a remote camp setting on a rotational basis

Key Responsibilities:

  • Geologic mapping at prospect and local scales in tectonically complex and regionally metamorphosed rocks of the Ambler Schist Belt and Cosmos Hills
  • Geological field prospecting and geochemical sampling
  • Supervise field geologists and geotechnicians
  • Ensure that proper & preemptive safety practices are always followed
  • Compile data, initiate, test and propose means to advance geologic interpretation
  • Aid in, update, or complete geologic and geochemical models
  • Ensure compliance with mapping and sampling QA/QC procedures
  • Preform checks of geologic and geochemical data prior to importation into the master database
  • Liaise with the GIS/Database Manager, verify, and correct any exports from the master database by the GIS/Database Manager
  • Support drill site activities, including locating and aligning drills
  • Learn Ambler Metals core logging procedures and review/log historical core
  • Identify, correct, and report environmental infractions
  • Prepare daily reports and presentations summarizing the fieldwork
  • Assist writing specific sections of annual reports
  • Communicate and coordinate with all other departments in sharing resources during the field season to ensure success of the overall project

This position will be based in the Ambler Metals office in Anchorage or Fairbanks. The project geologist will be required to work a rotational schedule at our remote camp in Bornite, Alaska throughout the field season (typically May-October) and a typical M-F full-time schedule during the non-field season.

Relocation assistance will not be offered for this position.

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