Geological Assistant - North Mara Mine


Acacia Mining seeks to employ three Geological Assistants based at North Mara Mine. These roles report to the First Line Leader Geology and the role holders will be accountable to assist with daily field logistics of the drilling program, sampling, geological measurements, core cutting and processing, dispatch and storage of the drilling samples in a safe and cost effective manner.

This is a three (3) month fixed term contract role, with the work roster being six weeks on and three weeks off.


• Ensure safe work practices by attending compulsory safety courses and meetings, use of required PPE, incident/accident reporting and ensuring total adherence to all Safety, Occupational Health and Environmental Policies, as well as other policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Assist with daily field drilling logistics, ensuring a reduction of the drilling cost by managing the storage, distribution and use of drilling supplies and equipment.
• Carry out sampling, geological measurements, sample processing, dispatch and storage of drilling samples.
• Maintain sampling at a high standard (quality, dispatch and reconciliation) and operate field equipment on an ongoing basis.
• Maintain a high standard of record keeping of activities.
• Ensuring the drill samples are collected in accordance with the SOP including recording of all required information and routine quality assurance and quality control practices.
• Facilitate the timely picking-up of drilling samples from the pits and subsequent dispatch to the laboratory.
• Sort, store and retrieve pulp and coarse rejects samples.
• Report oil and diesel spills and leaking equipment.
• Ensure an appropriate and sufficient stock of drilling program and safety consumables is available at all times.
• Maintain equipment, vehicles and facilities.
• Assist with and participate in training programs for the development of all Geological Technicians and Assistants.
• Follow the correct sample collection procedure.
• Follow sample numbering procedures.
• Effectively communicate with drillers.
• Operate sampling equipment correctly.
• Align drill rig and splitter correctly.
• Safely operate core saw following core cutting procedure.
• Sample intervals as marked by geologist.
• Accurate recording of information on sample sheets.
• Accurate update of sample database.
• Accurate depths for geological logs of drillholes.
• Accurate core recovery and quality measurements.
• Correctly photograph and store all core


Qualification Requirements:

• Form Four Leaver

Experience Requirements:

• 6 months to 1 year work experience in RC/DD drilling logistics and sampling
• Experience in managing Geology consumables and costs

Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

• High level of physical fitness
• Demonstrated numeracy and writing skills
• Familiar with the mining environment and its associated hazards
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