careersin mining

Discover a career that’s more than just a job—it’s a calling.

Picture this: waking up to the crisp morning air, knowing that your day will be filled with challenges, camaraderie, and the satisfaction of producing the essential building blocks of life itself. In mining, you’re not confined to a desk or a predictable routine.

Mining offers empowerment, global impact, and a sense of belonging to something larger than yourself. Enjoy the outdoors, diverse challenges, and steady pay with excellent benefits. Join a tight-knit community that shows up, rain or shine, ensuring the world keeps turning. Your role is mission critical, laying the foundation for a better future. If you seek purpose, adventure, and meaningful work, mining awaits.

Find Your Mining Career Path

Explore the diverse world of mining, where opportunities range from entry-level labor to specialized roles in marketing and healthcare services. Whether you’re working hands-on in the field or behind the scenes, there’s a place for you in this dynamic industry.

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GeologistExploration Careers

  • average salary

    $57K - $89K+ Annually
  • min. education

    Bachelor of Science in Geology or Geoscience, MSHA Certification, Valid Driver’s License

A Geologist will participate in approved exploration activities including geologic mapping, drill campaigns, and geochemical sampling programs and geophysical ground ...

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MetallurgistProcessing Careers

  • average salary

    $73K-$93K+ Annually
  • min. education

    Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy, MSHA Certification

A metallurgical laboratory technician’s duties include bulk sample prep, screen analysis, field sample work, assisting the Environmental Department and Lab; ...

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Mining EngineerEngineering Careers

  • average salary

    $59K-$98K+ Annually
  • min. education

    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering

Prepares and inspects projects involving underground or surface mining. Is responsible for planning and design of mine to ensure maximum stability. A Mine Engineer ...

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