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17 Dec 2020

Permanent Job Vacancy for a Regional Geochemist

Anglo American – Posted by JobLink24 Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

Job Vacancy for a Regional Geochemist

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Job Type: Permanent

Company/Employer: Anglo American

Job Title: Regional Geochemist

Reference Id: REF5102J

Closing Date: 03 January, 2021


Job Description

The major role of this position is to apply world class geochemistry methods, within multi-disciplinary teams, in support of the discovery and definition of superior value mineral resources.

Key Responsibilities

  • To act as a role model and reinforce a workplace culture where safety and health for the site is paramount.
  • To provide an environment for on-site discipline to challenge and act on unsafe behaviors without repercussions.
  • To apply world class geochemistry methods, in support of the discovery, definition and exploitation of superior value mineral resources.
  • A good understanding of relevant mineral systems and their geochemistry (e.g. porphyry copper deposits, magmatic Ni-PGE, and sediment hosted base metals.
  • To lead the geochemistry component of the discovery field programs in the region.
  • To apply advanced geochemical discovery tools in litho geochemistry, mineral chemistry, hydro geochemistry, biogeochemistry etc.
  • To integrate large and diverse geochemical and mineralogical data sets, with thorough scientific based interpretations, to give step changes in mapping and understanding mineral systems, with identification of superior value targets.
  • To manage the process to produce the right geochemical and mineralogical data for effective Discovery decision making and project prioritization.
  • To support the process that provides geochemical data that supports a fully integrated interpretation in 2D map space and 3D data models that encompasses all available Geosciences data for area selection and target definition.
  • To support compliance with environmental and social requirements as relevant to discipline, including commitments to stakeholders.
  • To contribute to a purpose-led, high-performing culture within the team that is aligned with the company values, is inclusive and promotes diversity.


  • Must have Honors Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Geosciences.
  • Must have Post Grad/Masters is highly desirable particularly in Geochemistry.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Must have broad understanding of geology and mineral discovery
  • Must have good knowledge of key mineral systems (porphyry copper deposits, magmatic Ni-PGE, Sediment hosted Cu), with a special focus on geochemical mapping proxies for critical processes.
  • Application of regolith landscape dynamics and surface geochemistry methods (soils, stream sediment, till etc.).
  • Application of advanced geochemical discovery tools in litho geochemistry, mineral chemistry, hydro geochemistry, and biogeochemistry.
  • Working with people on field with datasets, developing insights.
  • Exploration, multi-commodity experience.
  • Must have good knowledge of geochemical and mineralogical laboratory analysis methods
  • Must have knowledge of QA/QC practices
  • Must have competency in geochemical software (I/O-Gas or similar); GIS software (ArcGIS or similar); 3D modelling (leapfrog or similar); and, geochemical data-base (acQuire or similar).


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