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Sample geologist job description

[Company X] is seeking a trained geologist to support our continued mission. As an expert in earth science, the geologist will travel to worksites to collect and analyze rock and mineral samples. They will also collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to prepare geological data for presentation to company stakeholders. To ensure high-quality work, the geologist should keep up to date on the latest developments in their field.

Objectives of this role

  • Meet the needs of clients in various industries
  • Help clients determine best courses of action for their projects
  • Ensure safety standards are met on job sites
  • Perform in-depth analysis of field samples
  • Support remediation programs
  • Stay on top of new and emerging geology developments


  • Collect field samples for lab analysis
  • Provide direct support during field exploration
  • Carry out site assessments and oversee subcontractors
  • Analyze samples and produce stakeholder reports
  • Coordinate activities with site directors
  • Travel to worksites regularly

Skills and qualifications

  • Ability to work on multiple projects of varying scope
  • Capacity for both independent and collaborative work
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail and documentation skills
  • Problem-solving mindset
  • Excellent organization and time management

Preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in geology or a related field
  • Familiarity with industry standards and terminology
  • Ability to work in the field in various conditions
  • Openness to hearing constructive criticism
  • Willingness to coordinate work with non-geologists
  • Excellent professional judgment