Field Technician

Company Name: International Directional Services

Location: Primarily Elko, NV
Description: International Directional Services, a borehole surveying, geophysical logging, and directional drilling company, is currently seeking several well-rounded, motivated individuals with a desire to work in a dynamic and challenging industry. IDS is primarily a service-based company which provides borehole deviation surveys, geophysical logging services, and directional drilling solutions to the drilling industry (primarily mining and civil construction). Prospective employees will initially serve as field technicians but will have the opportunity to quickly advance. In addition, they will learn to operate an array of borehole geophysics instruments to provide clients with detailed geophysical information about their drill holes. Most field personnel will also have the opportunity to engage in directional drilling- the process of steering boreholes to very specific targets utilizing the latest steering tools and equipment. Our people work on a wide array challenging projects, worldwide. 

IDS offers the following standard benefits to all employees:

• competitive pay
• field bonus program
• per-diem and lodging / accommodations / travel
• company fuel and purchasing cards, cell phone, vehicle, and computer
• medical, dental, and vision insurance
• 401K retirement plan, FSA, and various other supplemental insurance options
• vacation and sick days

In addition to traditional benefits, all IDS employees have the opportunity to:

• work at remote domestic and international job sites
• use new, state-of-the-art equipment
• operate independently with little or no supervision
• advance within IDS and its parent companies
• network with geologists, engineers, mining companies, construction companies, and consulting firms

IDS maintains offices in Chandler, AZ, USA (head office), Elko, NV, USA, Sudbury, ON, CAN, and Hermosillo, SON, MX, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Layne Christensen Company and its soon-to-be parent company, Granite Construction, a large-scale leading provider of geotechnical construction solutions.

Key Responsibilities: No experience is required. However, mining/drilling/geotechnical construction experience is a plus. Prospective employees should possess a valid driver’s license with a clean record, have the desire to learn and work in fast-paced, highly dynamic environments, and be willing to travel. If interested in joining the IDS team, please contact us via the information below.

Minimum Qualifications: No experience required. Background in geology, engineering, mining, mapping is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications: BS in related field.

Desired Majors: Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering

Position Type: Full-Time

Hours per week: 40+

Salary & Benefits: Salary dependent on experience

Application Process:  Email to make contact, then apply online at:,-NV-jobs-j17279535.html?pbid=68087 

To view open job posting on 

o The webpage works best using Google Chrome
o Go to
o At the top of the home screen click on CAREERS
o In the center of the page there is an option to type in “key words” or “location”.. Put “Elko, NV” in the “location” box and hit search. This will pull up the IDS position.
o To apply, click the “Apply Online Now” button.

Application Deadline: 12/31/18