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Drill Core Technician


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Closing Date: February 1, 2023

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Leads, Geoscience, the Drill Core Technician will be responsible for supporting a large and complex mineral deposit development program on site. Duties primarily consist of collecting detailed geotechnical and geological data, and implementing a rigorous QA/QC program, while upholding rigorous safety standards and working as part of a driven geoscience team. The position is focused on a drilling program at Galore Creek, a world-class porphyry copper-gold deposit that is currently being evaluated in a prefeasibility study.


This position is based out of the Galore Creek Uhtlān Camp, a remote fly-in camp located in northwestern British Columbia. GCMC will provide travel from Vancouver to Uhtlān Camp. This role is expected to be working on-site on a rotational basis of 20 days in, 10 days out from June until October. The successful candidate would have a start date in approximately April 2023.  
Located in northwestern British Columbia, Galore Creek is one of the world’s largest undeveloped porphyry copper-gold-silver deposits. Galore Creek Mining Corporation (GCMC), a partnership between Newmont Corporation and Teck Resources Limited, is committed to improving the project economics and advancing the asset towards development. Working closely with the Tahltan Nation and local communities, we strive for excellence in all our activities, with continuous improvement and responsible practices that contribute to sustainable development.

More information on the Project is available at

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a courageous safety leader; lead by example and fostering a proactive safety and sustainability culture based on the common values of health, safety, environment, and communities shared by the asset owners (Teck and Newmont).
  • Actively seek opportunities to recognize health and safety hazards, resolve safety issues and work to mitigate associated risks in the workplace. 
  • Accurately collect detailed geotechnical data on drill core, in the core shack or at the drill rig, to support geotechnical and structural modeling and pit designs.
  • Conduct geotechnical measurements and testing, including downhole tests at the drill rig.
  • Assist geologists with the collection, organization and shipment of a variety of sample types.
  • Safely move core boxes while utilizing proper PPE; loading and unloading core benches, and stacking core on pallets.
  • Photograph drill core, conduct QA/QC, and manage/edit resulting files. 
  • Support drill rig management, including drill site visits and inspections. 
  • Utilize digital logging software; troubleshoot data entry errors.
  • Work collaboratively, sharing information and knowledge with the project team.


  • Currently enrolled in, or recent graduate of, a Geological Sciences, Geological or Civil Engineering program, or related technical diploma; relevant field experience will be considered in lieu.
  • Previous experience working as a geotechnical technician is an asset.
  • Previous experience working with drill rigs and helicopters is an asset.
  • Experience with digital data entry; comfortable with use of computers, tablets, digital cameras, and digital data file types and file management.
  • Comfortable with basic math, calculations, and measuring.
  • Strong computer skills, with experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). 
  • Experience working in a diverse and multicultural environment. 
  • Ability to liaise with contractors and all persons on site in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Ability to safely and comfortably lift 40 lb / 18 kg core boxes.
  • A results-focused attitude and strong time management skills.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license is an asset.

At Galore Creek, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Galore Creek respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

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