Frequently Asked Questions by Employees
We provide temporary and temp-to-hire staffing for the mining, minerals and geosciences industries.
Primarily technical professionals like geologists, hydrologists, engineers, metallurgists and chemists. In addition we staff for mining and geoscience industry suppliers; this includes both skilled and unskilled labor, equipment operators and mechanics, various kinds of drillers/helpers, welders, millwrights, geotechs, lab techs, warehouse staff, mill and crusher staff as well as data entry, camp staff and clerical personnel.
Submit your online application. Be certain to take the time to provide all relevant experience and skills, including years of experience. If preferred, you may fill out a paper application and submit it via fax or in person.
We need an application before you apply for anything. Once we have your application on file, you are able to apply online for open jobs or contact a staffing manger regarding specific positions matching your skill set.
While much of the information is similar, there are some things on the application that frequently get missed on a resume. If you have a resume, we encourage you to include it in addition to your application.
For any job, experience and the required skills are important. If you don’t have the direct experience it is paramount that you be able to identify and communicate how the skills you do have transfer to jobs you apply for. It is also extremely important to keep track of the jobs for which you apply.
Every job has different skill, education and experience requirements, which are listed as part of the listing on the job board. In addition, EVERY job on a mine site requires MSHA training. Some vendors offer free classes and others are offered at a reasonable fee. While MSHA training is not required to apply, we suggest for those interested in working on a mine site getting your new miner or refresher training as soon as possible.
No fees are assessed to applicants, candidates or employees.
We currently staff across the United States and internationally. Our client list and job locations are confidential until an offer of temporary employment is made. We work year round with a variety of exploration groups, suppliers, contractors as well as the large and mid size operators. GEOTEMPS has unique diverse opportunities across the geoscience industries.
You have already presented yourself on paper. Maybe you have even had a short phone call with the hiring manager. Next is a phone or in person interview and this is the opportunity to really propel yourself forward; an opportunity to demonstrate that you are worth the effort and expense of hiring and training. Put your best foot forward and prepare to impress the interviewer:
2. Review the job description. Know the basic advertising duties. Be prepared to clarify those things you may not understand.
3. Prepare questions related to the company and/or the position.
4. Be aware of and address any body odor, cigarette smoke and other cleanliness issues.
5. Dress for the job. If you are applying for a labor position a three piece suit is not necessary, but torn or dirty jeans and a tank top showing all of your body art is also inappropriate.
6. Be on time. Know where you are going and plan for traffic, construction, weather and terrain.
7. Be pleasant to the receptionist. They frequently provide feedback to the interviewer and it carries A LOT of weight.
8. Avoid Distractions! Things like turning off your cell phone and leaving family and/or friends at home are paramount. If you must bring them, have them wait in the car or at least outside of the potential employer’s office.
9. At the end of the interview inquire as to the next steps and/or time frame for hiring.
10. Do not allow spouses, mommies, or girlfriends to call and inquire about ANY position related information. This is your job alone to earn or lose.
The list above is about preparing for the interview and specific behaviors around the interview. Once the interview starts, there are only three things you need to do:
2. Once you have answered the question close your mouth. Avoid repeating, reiterating or restating what you have already said. Stay on topic.
3. Be honest. Even if it is something you are not proud of (a criminal conviction, a reason why you were fired or left a position, etc…) tell the truth.
|Vendor Name||Phone||Web Link||Free v. Fee||Frequency||Course Types|
|Porter Merrill Safety Training
|775-738-2624||No Web Link||20 hour classes – $80.00
24 hour classes – $120.00
|20/24 hour classes are two day classes – Thursday/Friday or Saturday/Sunday. Refresher classes are one 8 hour day.
Underground is scheduled as needed.
|Metal/Non-Metal Surface Underground and Refresher|
|Sonoma Health & Safety Center
|775-625-3355||No Web Link||$40.00 – Refresher
$90.00 – New Miner
|Every week, Mon-Thurs; excluding holidays||Metal/Non-Metal Surface and Underground New Miner and Refresher|
|Jim Frei / Chris Hanks
|www.MSHA.webs.com||Usually Once a week||New Miner Surface/UG Surface/UG Refresher|
|GE Safety Training and Consulting
|775-397-2709||www.gesafetytrainingconsulting.com||New Miner Surface(24 hr) $135.00
New Miner UG (32hr) $180.00
New Miner UG w/Current Surface (two days) $90.00
Annual Refresher Surface and UG $45.00
|Weekly see schedule for classes offered per day||Metal/Non-Metal Surface
Underground New Miner and Refresher
|Mining and Petroleum Training Service (MAPTS)
|907-786-6413||http://www.alaska.net/~mapts/||$75-$150 (MSHA)||Monthly in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau||MSHA Part 46 and 48, NTSC and oil and gas related health and safety training|
|Schell Creek Safety and TrainingEly, NV||775-296-2856||$150 for new miner$75 for refresher||1 new miner and 1 refresher per month. Call for schedule||Metal/Non-Metal Surface and New Miner and Refresher|
|A & M Safety & Environment, LLCColorado||303-238-5335||http://www.aandmsafetyandenvironment.com||$325 for new Miner
Note: $25 additional if invoiced
|EOW Week Schedule
Call to schedule
|24hr and 8-Hr MSHA Surface Mine Refresher – 30 CFR 46/48|
|State of Nevada Mine Safety and Training SectionNevada||775-684-7085||http://dirweb.state.nv.us/MSTS/msts.htmDATES
||Free||Monthly Classes In Carson City, Winnemucca, Elko, Henderson, and Tonopah – Limited Avail so MUST CALL||24 hr New Miner and 8 hr refresher Surface; 40 hr New Miner and 8 hr Refresher Underground; Instructor|
|Ron Applegate – Safety TrainingReno, NV||775-530-7162||http://www.ronapplegate.com/||$120 New Miner Surface
$60 Refresher Surface
|EOW Week Schedule
Call to schedule
|24hr New Miner and 8-Hr Refresher Surface Mine Part48|
|Arizona State Mine InspectorArizona||602-542-5971||http://www.asmi.state.az.us/MSHA_training/
||$95 – New Miner,
$65 – Refresher
|2 – 5 Classes per Month based on location and availability. Go online for schedule.||24 hr New Miner and 8 hr Refresher, Surface Part 46 & 48, Coal.|
|Western Mining Safety and Health Training Resource CenterArizona||520-300-0202||http://www.imr.arizona.edhttp://miningsh.arizona.edu/node/61
||Contact Ros Hill for pricing, firstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Ros Hill for scheduling, email@example.com||5 day (40 hour),
|E.T.C. Compliance Solutions
|520-321-1999||http://www.e-t-c.com/||$290 – Surface New Miner,
$670 – Underground New Miner,
$150 – Surface Refresher,
$175 – Underground Refresher,
$390 – OSHA 30,
$190 – OSHA 10,
$580 – Hazwoper 40,
$465 – Hazwoper 24,
$165 – Hazwoper Refresher
|At least monthly in Tucson and Phoenix. Go online to schedule.||24 hr New Miner and 8 hr Refresher (Surface [Part 46 and 48] and Underground), OSHA 30 and 10, Hazwoper 40, 24 and Refresher. Additional classes on rigging, etc… provided.|
|520-398-4697||http://www.mccrarencompliance.com/||Call for pricing.||Weekly classes in Tucson, Globe and Henderson, Nevada.||24 hr New Miner and 8 hr Refresher, Surface Part 46 & 48, OSHA 30 and 10, Hazwoper 40, 24 and Refresher, Forklift, Confined Space and other training provided.|
|Hazard Prevention Institute
|520-887-0355||http://www.hazardprevention.com/||$300 – Surface New Miner,
$100 – Surface Refresher
- Call to confirm pricing as it is subject to change.
|Weekly classes in Tucson||24 hr New Miner and 8 hr Refresher, Surface Part 46 & 48, Quarterly Underground New Miner and Refreshers, OSHA 30 and 10, Hazwoper 40, 24 and Refresher, Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Forklift, Confined Space, EPA courses and other training provided.|
|New Mexico Bureau of Mine SafetyNew Mexico||Phone Numbers Vary Based on Class||http://www.bmi.state.nm.us/sched_1308.htm||$100 – Surface New Miner,
$50 – Surface Refresher
|Check website for location and dates. Sporadic scheduling.||24 hr New Miner and 8 hr Refresher, Surface Part 46 & 48|
|Utah Safety Council
|801-746-7233 ext. 304||http://www.utahsafetycouncil.org/MSHA.asp||$250 – 24 Hr Surface M/NM;
$175 – 16 Hr Surface M/NM;
$75 – 8 Hr Refresher;
$350 – 32 Hr Underground;
$350 8 Hr Experienced Miner Underground.
$169 – OSHA 30 Hr; $79 OSHA 10 Hr.
|2x/month||Surface Metal/Non-Metal, Underground, Refresher, Experienced Miner. OSHA 10 & 30 Hr. Hazwoper training. Members receive discounts and benefits. 30% discount for courses.|
|Utah State UniversityEastern. Price, UT||435-613-5500||http://mining.ceu.edu||$90 – 24 Hr Surface C/M/NM;
$90 – 32 Hr Underground C/M/NM;
$115 – Surface and Underground;
$48 – 8 Hr Refresher;
$51 – 8 Hour Surface and Underground Refresher
|1x/month for all classes except refresher courses are offered weekly.||Surface Coal/Metal/Non-Metal, Underground Coal/Metal/Non-Metal, Refresher. Train the Trainer course $300. OSHA 10 & 30 Hr.|
|The Safety Consortium
|801-746-8462||http://www.thesafetyconsortium.com/safety-training-consulting.html||$300 – Surface C/M/NM;
$100 – Surface Refresher;
$175 OSHA 10 Hr;
$275 OSHA 30 Hour
|MSHA is 2x/month, OSHA is 1x/month||Surface Coal/Metal/Non-Metal, Underground Coal/Metal/Non-Metal upon request, Refresher. OSHA 10 & 30 Hr. Hazwoper.|
Forms for updating Information
- • Federal W-4 (2016)
- • Arizona A-4 (2016)
- o Many states (CO, DE, ID, MN, NE, NM, ND, OK, OR, SC, UT) use the Federal W-4 as their state form too. If you wish for Geotemps, Inc. to withhold taxes at a different rate for a particular state you must submit a second W-4 and indicate at the top “For (indicate state) Purposes Only”.
- o There are no state withholdings for WY, WA, TX, TN, SD, NH, NV
Assignment Information and Forms
- • Geotemps Safety Handbook + Drug and Alcohol Policy v2.14
- • Bi-Weekly Time Sheet
- • Bi-Weekly Pay Schedule (2017)
- • Employee Expense Report (2017)
- • MVP Health Ins Change Form
- • INDM Health Ins Change Form
- • Application – Fill or Type