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Hard Rock Miners

Big Timber, MT, USA

GMS is Hiring Experienced Hard Rock Miners for several locations in Montana. This position has a wide responsibility of coverage, so candidates must be willing to travel (Per Diem is offered with acceptance of position). You will be working in a narrow vein underground mine environment and this is a long-term temporary to hire position.


  • Takes ownership in and accountable for maintaining safe work practices, safe workplaces, and safe operation and maintenance of equipment.

  • Performs drilling, blasting, mucking, and bolting duties.

  • Determines the number of explosives, placement, and firing of explosives with the ability to minimize over break and dilution.

  • Operates underground equipment (jumbos, loaders, bolters, jacklegs, CMAC DHS bolters, trucks, and Slusher).

  • Performs other duties as assigned from time to time at the discretion of the company.

  • Maintain line & grade for development ramps and drifts.

  • Takes ownership in muck handling to eliminate muck mixing and ensure delivery of quality ore to the concentrator.

  • Work as an essential member of a production or development team.


  • 2-3 years Muckers Experience

  • 2-3 years Jumbo Drill Experience

  • At least 3 years Previous Jackleg Experience (Required)

  • 2-3 years Blasting Experience

  • 3-5 years of Underground Hard Rock Mining Experience

  • Must meet and maintain qualifications for working with explosives per the Safe Explosives Act.

  • Working knowledge of utilities, services, and ventilation including installation, use, and salvage of systems.

Job Specifications

Pay Rate:  $32.50 per hour. During training/certification time - additional $9/hr. avgerage bonus (GMS Employees). $120 per day per diem (GMS Employees)

Shift:  5 days on/ 4 days off

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.

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