Project Geologist – Field Geologist (Full Time)

Project Geologist

JOB TITLE: Project Geologist – Field Geologist (Full Time)


DEPARTMENT: Exploration

REPORTS TO: Director Exploration

LOCATION: Stephenson, Michigan

DATE: January 2018



Supervision and participation in drilling operations

  • Direct and supervise drilling, geophysical and geologic contractors during drilling operations
  • Review and approve daily drill reports
  • Manage drill site preparation and access to insure compliance with all regulations
  • Compile and submit all applicable regulatory reporting/recording requirements related to drilling and exploration activities
  • Geological logging of drill core and marking core for sampling
  • Daily communications with core technicians to ensure core processing procedures are followed
  • Daily communications with supervising geologists related to progress and results of drilling activities
  • Contribute to geological interpretations and constructing geological models, cross-sections, and plans to aid in geologic understanding both during and after drilling operations



  • Conduct bedrock mapping/sampling programs
  • Review/compile historic geological information to aid in the understanding of local geology and exploration potential including:
    • Re-logging historic drill core
    • Review of available geologic, geochemical, and geophysical data
  • General activities related to preparing and conducting ground geophysical surveys



  • Follow all safety rules, guidelines, and policies
  • Participate in pre-task planning activities
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards for all activities
  • Compile, tabulate, and prepare data for written reports
  • Assist with interpretation and summary of data and information for written reports



The successful candidate will have a minimum of three to five years of geological experience working in Precambrian terranes managing diamond drilling programs and will participate in all geologic activities as directed by the Director of Exploration.  Familiarity with the geology of the Back Forty Deposit and surrounding area is a plus.  The successful candidate will also conduct other field work primarily on the Back Forty project but may include exploration activities on a regional basis.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology
  • Three years of experience working in the exploration field with direct experience related to conducting exploration drilling programs and logging core
  • Ability to travel and perform field work
  • Exceptional written and communication skills
  • Flexibility with respect to schedule and ability to do shift work and be on call at night
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications
  • Experience with geological/geochemical modeling and statistical software is beneficial
  • Experience with GIS software is beneficial
  • Valid Driver’s license



  • Must be comfortable managing conflict
  • Ability to multi-task under tight deadlines
  • Ability to connect people and ideas to one another
  • Promote and contribute to an orderly, safe, and secure environment
  • Action oriented and able to produce results
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation, with a commitment to teamwork
  • Acclimates to ambiguity and rapid change
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Creative and not afraid to ‘think outside the box’
  • Integrity and Trust


Salary will be commensurate with experience. Health and dental benefits are included.  If you think you have the skills and qualifications necessary for this position, please contact Jeff Lynott at Aquila Resources E807 Gerue Street, Stephenson, MI 49887 or via email at [email protected].

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

The deadline to apply for this position is January 19, 2018.