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Aurora Minerals Group is looking for new employees for our office in Astana. Our company has vacant positions: Geologist, Technical director of drilling operations.

If you meet the requirements, please send your resume to info@aurora.kz or career@aurora.kz.


Requirements for a candidate for position Geologist

120 000-144 000 USD / year (net)

- Required work experience: over 10 years

- Professional education: Degree in Geology / Economic Geology or Engineering Geology. Preferably a Masters or PhD in geological field

- Competent Person status; Experience in compiling reports on CRIRSCO (JORC, NI 43-101 and KAZRC standards)

- Experience in gold and base-metals exploration projects; Candidates Should have robust experience in Study Development i.e. Scoping, Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility Studies (operation background is an added value)

- Experience in organizing and coordinating numerous field teams

- Knowledge of principles and quality assurance QA / QC

- Ability to work at professional level in Micromine; Knowledge of GIS, resource modeling and mining software packages

- Fluent in English; Russian is preffered

- Membership in professional organizations (AIG, AusIMM, London Geological Society, POONEN, NAEN, or similar)

- Clear and unambiguous communication skills

- Excellent Analytical thinking, inquisitive and prudent in making judgments

- Able to turn actions into plans

- Leadership

- Development of subordinates

- Teamwork


Requirements for a candidate for position Technical Manager for Drilling Operations

96 000 – 120 000 USD / year (net)


Required experience:

- At least 10 years in the field of mining of solid minerals;

- At least 5 years as a technical supervisor of drilling operations.


- Manages the operational and economic activities at the drilling site;

- Manages the execution of production assignments, routine and trouble-free team work, provision of high quality services, efficient use of fixed assets and working capital, consumables and equipment, protective equipment and work wear;

- Works on improvement of production processes, technology, mechanization and automation of production processes, prevents deficiencies and improves the quality of services (work), ensures costs saving of any resources used, introduces advanced types of work processes, certifies and rationalizes workplaces, uses reserves to increase productivity and reduce production costs;

- Manages the work of drilling foreman. Manages work processes at the site, current production plan, accounting, preparation and timely reporting on production activities at site, improves working conditions, proper use of wages and incentives forms and systems, compiles and disseminates advanced work techniques and methods, studies and implements advanced domestic and foreign work experience;

- Provides technically sound operation of equipment and other fixed assets, in accordance with schedule, manages and controls preventive maintenance of equipment and mechanisms available on site. Personally manages and ensures safe and healthy working conditions, takes measures to prevent accidents at work, monitors the work schedule of rotational workers. Keeps records of working time of site workers;

- Recruits workers, makes proposals to company management on hiring and termination of personnel, personally assigns and expediently uses specialist employees;

- Monitors the observance by employees of rules and regulations for labor protection and safety, operational and labor discipline, and internal labor regulations;

- Presents proposals on promotion of high-performing workers, imposition of disciplinary measures on employees, violating operational and labor discipline, with application, if necessary, of material penalties;

- Arranges work processes to improve the skills of site workers, conducts mentoring work amongst the team;

- Cooperates with other companies, organizations and institutions on production and other issues associated with duties of technical manager for drilling operations;

- Takes measures to increase the monthly drilling operations from 1000-1200m to 1500-2000m per 1 drilling rig.