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NewFields Project Geochemist in Missoula, Montana

Project Geochemist

Missoula, MT (



Status: Full-time

Classification: Exempt

Compensation: $55,000 to $90,000; BOE

Job Location: Missoula, MT or Helena, MT

Job Description Summary:

The Project Geochemist will be responsible for preparing technical scopes of work, conducting field investigations, analyzing data and preparing Conceptual Site Models, assisting with remedial design, and reporting to support the needs of domestic and international clients. This position requires superior written and verbal communication skills to effectively interface with staff personnel, clients, and vendors. An employee in this position is expected to work as a member of diverse project teams and accomplish specific tasks in a fast-paced environment.


Education Requirement:A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, geochemistry or related fields such as geology, or hydrogeology with an emphasis in chemistry. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience Requirement:A minimum of three years of experience working in the mining or water supply sectors or a master’s degree and one year of experience.

Software:Position requires applicant to have working knowledge of Microsoft Office© software including Access, Excel, Word and Outlook. Additionally, candidate should be familiar with geochemists workbench and ESRI ArcMap. Proficiency using modeling programs such as PHREEQC is advantageous.

Required Travel:Travel to project sites located in the Western US, and elsewhere, both domestic and international.

Job Location:Missoula or Helena, MT

Physical Demands:Position may require sitting for long periods of time, extended hours working on a computer and lifting up to 30 pounds. Field assignments are located in a variety of climactic conditions and may require standing, squatting, bending, the use of machinery and a variety tools.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop technical scope of work and conduct field and desktop investigation activities such as drilling supervision and core logging, sample selection, sample preparation, environmental site investigations, environmental monitoring, water quality analyses and other field analyses.

  • Plan and conduct geochemical characterization studies including static, specialized and kinetic testing programs.

  • Support geochemical modeling projects.

  • Manage sample shipment and contract laboratory analyses.

  • Organize, validate and evaluate physical and chemical data.

  • Prepare accurate and professional technical memos, reports and presentations.

  • Participate in team-based project work resulting in client satisfaction and the timely completion of high quality technical work products.


NewFields believes that in order to attract and retain the best and brightest employees, we need to offer an outstanding benefits package. We provide paid vacation, sick and parental leave, along with ten (10) paid holidays.

Company Benefits Provided by NewFields:

Medical and Prescription Drug Coverage

Health Savings Account (HSA)


401k and Roth

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

401(k) Match

Basic Life / Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Long Term Care

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance

Supplemental Income Protection

Supplemental Long-Term Care Insurance

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled