top of page

CAREERS / Featured Job

Engineering Technician

Cote Blanche Island, LA, USA

GMS is looking for an Underground Mine Engineering Technician to add to our team in Cote Blanche, Louisiana. This is a long term, to permanent job opportunity.  We are looking for candidates locally but will offer relocation assistance for non- local candidates.

If you have a background in Mining and have experience working in a Lab setting, please review the skill requirements below, if you meet what we are looking for Apply Now!


The Engineering Technician functions within a team of other professionals and reports directly to theEngineering Manager.

  • Responsible for conducting underground surveys including installation of survey controls, mark up of underground development and production lines.

  • Conducting surface surveying.

  • Design and provide survey layouts.

  • Updating Mine Maps and build as built layouts.

  • A good understanding of principles of mine ventilation and gases in mines.

  • Complete Mine Plan Map updates using AutoCAD/ Carlson software.

  • Filing and maintenance of engineering drawings and documents.

  • Schedule and draft using AutoCAD, required plans to maintain production.

  • Install ground control instrumentation in those areas identified in the mine roof and in mine rooms.

  • Plan with mine operations personnel for equipment requirements, and physical installation of the instrumentation station.

  • Conduct other surveying work such as:

  • In seam seismic survey

  • Subsidence survey

  • Traverse survey

  • Hydrographic survey

  • Assist engineering department personnel as required.


  • At least 2 years of underground Surveying Experience

  • At least 4 years of experience working in Underground Mine environment

  • Technical positions may require a minimum of 5 years.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

  • At least 1 year experience of Surface Mine experience

  • High school diploma or its equivalent. May be required to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty.

  • Demonstrate excellent computer, communication and writing skills.

  • Demonstrate software proficiency with AutoCAD, Carlson software, GPS system.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in total station equipment/ Leica experience will be a plus.

  • Qualified Mine Engineering Technologist or Technician.

  • Ability to drive a standard transmission required.

Job Specifications

Work Conditions:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Pay Rate:  $28-35.50 per hour (Based on Experience)

Travel:  25% of work time is travel based on Lab to Mine site

GMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you feel you're a good fit for this position, we encourage interested applicants to apply now with an updated resume.

bottom of page