Frequently Asked Questions by Employees
Job seekers do not pay for Geopros’ services. Please feel free to call us for more information about submitting an application, or, find our online profile builder at www.geopros.com to get started.
This is one of the services that Geopros is known for. If you are currently working but looking to make a career change you cannot risk putting your resume out there for all to see. Geopros will anonymously and actively market you to client companies that we/you target. Those client companies will never know who you are unless they ask to meet with you or to know more about you.
The references that Geopros completes on their candidates are for multiple purposes. They allow us to get to know you better and get more familiar with your experience. They also help us get to know you better as a person. Geopros excels at making a cultural fit as well as a technical fit. This way if you are hired for a position that we present to you, you can feel good that we have done our diligence to make sure that not only will the new company be happy with you, but that you will be happy with them for many years to come.
Geopros primarily serves the minerals and metals mining industry and the geosciences, but we also serve client companies who serve this industry; environmental firms, engineering firms, metallurgical labs, etc.
What is going on in the industry can literally vary from day to day, but please be assured that Geopros is involved and “in the know” about what is happening. Geopros may be working on 10-15 positions at any given time and at various stages of recruitment. The positions themselves vary greatly too, as the demand in the industry changes.
Geopros cannot list the client companies that they work with, but rest assured that our client list reads like a “who’s who” in the industry.
If you have already applied to a company on their company website, we very likely cannot represent you to that company for a while. If you have been presented to a company by another recruiter, we cannot represent you to that company for that particular position. Geopros advises that you check in with your Direct Placement Manager before you go to a company website and make sure that we aren’t already working with them because once you hit “send”, it’s probably too late.
Geopros will give you advice on your resume. We are not a “resume service” so we don’t create them from scratch, but once you have a basic resume in place, we can give you pointers of things that are missing and things that should be missing and formatting, etc.
This is another service that Geopros is proud to offer to you. We want you to be successful on your interview. We can give you pointers as to what to wear and what to say and what not to say. We can help you prepare to have a successful interview and get the offer.
Job seeker compensation will not be impacted due to working with Geopros, Inc. Generally, Geopros will assist the negotiation process by allowing both candidates and our clients, to have a firm understanding of any salary limits or expectations from the get-go. It allows our clients to provide a better and more competitive offer to Geopros candidates because they have an improved understanding of candidate expectations.
I forgot or lost my username and password for my Geopros.com profile. How do I retrieve my login information?
Call any Geotemps or Geopros office to have your login and/or password reset. Because the security of your information is important to use, staff will use a variety of questions to verify who you are before granting access.
There are many advantages to partnering with us for your next career move. Geopros provides a listening ear to help individuals explore potential in new positions, and provides feedback and coaching on items such as resumes and interviewing. Let our vast network of industry contacts and 3 decades of staffing and placement be your partner, resource and direct line to updated job market information.
After applying to a posted position with Geopros, if your qualifications appear to be appropriate for the role you will be contacted within 5-10 business days by a recruiter. Due to the high volume of applications received for openings, we may be unable to respond to all individuals personally, however, you should expect to hear news on your application whether you have been successful in moving forward or otherwise. In addition, Geopros will not release personal information or credentials to our clients unless given your express permission.
Geopros, Inc. serves the natural resources and construction Industries. Our clients are operators, service providers and suppliers domestically and internationally. Geopros is focused on providing top talent in the C- Suite and Management, Administration & Finance, Manufacturing & Production, Sales & Service, Trades, Science & Technology and Engineering roles. Paired with the experience and expertise of Geotemps, Inc. – Geopros and Geotemps have been providing both temporary and direct placement recruitment services for the natural resources industry since 1986.
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 Training
|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, LLC
|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 Section
||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 Training
|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 Inspector
||$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 Center
||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 Safety
|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 University
Eastern. 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 (2013)
- • Arizona A-4 (2013)
- 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
- • Bi-Weekly Time Sheet (2013)
- • Bi-Weekly Pay Schedule (2013)
- • Employee Expense Report (2013)
- • Benefits Enrollment Form (2013)
- • Paper Application – Fill or Type (2013)