Equipment Technician

Support geothermal exploration in Salt Lake City, US. Operate and maintain equipment, ensure safety, and collect field data. Full-time role with $350-$400/day pay. Field work in remote areas.

Zanskar Geothermal & Minerals, Inc.
Zanskar Geothermal & Minerals, Inc.
Salt Lake City, United States  UTC-07:00   On-site   Full Time   11-50   USD 350–400   2 months ago

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 do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or any legally protected status. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone is treated with respect and provided equal opportunities for employment and advancement. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our hiring and employment practices. 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 with any questions.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $350.00 - $400.00 per day


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift

Travel requirement:

  • Up to 100% travel

Application Question(s):

  • Have you completed any OSHA training?
  • Do you have college-level training in geology, environmental science, forestry, field biology or a related field. The successful applicant should have some experience in scientific field methods and sampling
  • For this role, you may be outdoors up to 10 hours at a time on a daily basis for the duration of your 14 days out in the field. You may be located in remote areas in the United States in difficult weather conditions; will this be an issue for you?
  • Do you have US work authorization?
  • Will you need Zanskar to sponsor you in any way?


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 100% (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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About the role

Mar 29, 2024

Full Time


Sep 18, 2024


USD 350–400

Salt Lake City, United States

Mid-Senior level


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