Golder Associates Archaeology Field Team Member (R3) in THUNDER BAY, Ontario

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Golder has a new opportunity for an Archaeology Field Team Member (R3) to join our Environmental permitting and monitoring team on a contract basis based in Northwestern , Ontario .

In partnership with Wataynikaneyap Power LP, we are looking to hire field team members to work alongside Golder Archaeologists in crews of four. The Field Team Members will aid in the assessment of areas identified as having archaeological potential (Stage 2 assessment).

Location and Schedule:

Work will require travelling by helicopter, float plane and/or truck. An up to 2‑day on-boarding and training session will be provided prior to the commencement of the field program where the Field Team Members will complete Golder health and safety training, and training on the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s standards for completing archaeological assessments in Ontario. Travel and overnight accommodation for the field team, including the Archaeology Field Team Member, will be arranged by Golder for both the on-boarding session and the field program.

The field program will be focused to the Wataynikaneyap Phase 2 project area ( field program is anticipated to begin in July 2018 and is expected to last 40 - 60 days. Work days will be approximately 10 – 12 hours (including travel) with the aim of working 7 days per week (up to 14 consecutive days per campaign), with an understanding that there will be weather delays. Additional work may be identified at a later date.

Your role will include:

  • Excavating 30 cm diameter shovel test pits down to subsoil or bedrock (approximately 25 cm)

  • Screening back dirt from each test pit and inspecting for cultural artifacts

  • Hiking with shovel and screen from the helicopter and/or truck to study sites, with the Golder archaeologist

  • Working in rain or all weather suitable for helicopter travel

  • Being involved in Health and Safety tailgate meetings and discussions

You will have a background in:

  • Being able to spend a full day in a helicopter/float plane

  • Being able to hike across rough terrain carrying basic gear

  • Being able to shovel and screen for an entire day

  • Having an interest in archaeology

  • Having a good attitude for Health and Safety

  • Having good communication skills

  • Being able to stay with the team for the full duration of the field program

Indigenous language skills (Ojibway and/or Oji-Cree) are considered an asset.

You will need to possess the following equipment:

  • CSA approved steel toed rubber boots or work boots

  • Clothing suitable for outdoor work in all weather conditions (including cool spring weather)

Salary and Hours:

All field visits will require up to 12-hour work days including travel and include up to 7 days per week of continuous work. Rate will be $20/hour. Time and expenses for travel to meet the team at a pre-determined location, accommodation and food during the study will be provided, if staying away from home.

Please provide a resumé including your name, address, and description of any applicable experience/interest. We also require a phone number and/or an email where you can be reached.

Please provide your resumé by June 15th, 2018.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

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Title: Archaeology Field Team Member (R3)


Requisition ID: 18000718