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Equipment Technician



Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Role Overview
Title: Equipment Technician
Location: Mobilize out of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, but field work will extend through the western United States.
Field Work Schedule: 14 days on/14 days off rotations
Manager: Field Operations Manager / Field Geologist
Compensation/Benefits/Key Points:
$25.00 per hour + production bonus (typically $350 to $450 total per day)
Per Diem provided at GSA standard rate ($59 per day)
Eligible for benefits following initial 90-day probation period
Company covers lodging (hotel) or reimburses at GSA rate if unavailable
Company vehicle provided to field team during work rotations
Mission – Why we exist and why we need you
Geothermal energy is a massive renewable energy resource sitting below our feet. There is 2,300 times more energy in geothermal heat in the ground than in oil, gas, coal, and methane combined. However, historically it’s been hard to find and expensive to develop. Zanskar is changing that. Our team of geoscientists, data scientists, seismologists, and developers are building new exploration and development tools to make geothermal a scaled contributor to a fully carbon-free electrical grid.
Field data is Zanskar’s life blood; we rely on accurate and precise field measurements to make exploration and development decisions. Our 2 or 3-person field teams, comprised of geologic and equipment technicians, work with our field geologists and staff geoscientists on geothermal exploration projects using a variety of geology, geochemistry, and shallow-drilling methods.
The Equipment technician will assist with data collection with primary responsibilities for safe transportation of our equipment and personnel to/from the field, as well as operating and maintaining UTVs and light mechanical equipment/tools at the evaluated area.
Field Requirements:
- At least 18 years old.
- Be eligible to work in the U.S.
- Valid driver’s license without any major infractions in the last three years.
- High School diploma, GED, or equivalent.
- Commitment to working safely and ensuring the safety of co-workers.
- Possess a high degree of accuracy, integrity, and attention to detail.
- Must be self-motivated and work with minimum direct supervision in small, remote teams.
- Able to commute long distances (300+ miles) and work for extended periods, 14-day rotations.
- Comfortable working outdoors continuously in the elements to a high operational tempo.
- Ability to perform physical labor and other strenuous physical tasks; to include, but not limited to, periodic bending and kneeling and lifting, pushing, and pulling 50 lbs.
- Must be able to read, write, and speak English at a level which will permit the employee to accurately understand and communicate information to perform the job duties safely and efficiently.
- Possess good mechanical and technical aptitude, with competency operating and maintaining vehicles and equipment.
- Comfortable using a GPS and navigating in remote settings.
- Excellent communication, problem-solving skills, professionalism.
- Proficient computer skills (Google platform).
- Minimum 5 years practical working experience in remote/wilderness environments.
- Extensive experience safely operating and maintaining diesel trucks, trailers, and UTVs.
- Proficient loading/unloading, hauling, and backing up trailers, both on and off-road.
- Competent diagnosing mechanical, hydraulic, and/or electrical issues in the field and making appropriate repairs as required.
Preferred Qualifications:
- OSHA/1st Aid/Wilderness safety training.
- Valid Class A or B CDL.
- Drilling, geology, and/or field science background.
- Strong desire to work outdoors.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Zanskar is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local employment practice laws. We encourage qualified individuals from all backgrounds to apply for our job openings and join our team.
Field Technicians may be operating heavy machinery, and as such are subject to pre-employment drug testing. All job offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment hair follicle drug screening & background check.
Please reach out to careers@zanskar.us with any questions.