Initial Exploration Services Inc. (IES) is looking for experienced, committed and professional Geophysical Operators. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to advance within the company from data acquisition in the field to management of field crews to processing a variety of geophysical data in the office. At IES, you can expect to gain first-hand experience using the latest in geophysical technology and work in a broad spectrum of geophysical disciplines.

Travel is required. Up to six weeks on national projects and up to three months on international projects. We are often engaged specifically for challenging projects in extreme environments, in harsh climates and in culturally sensitive regions around the world. It is a physically and mentally challenging work environment where safety is always foremost.

The quality of our employees is key to the continued success of IES in the resource exploration industry. We have a long standing reputation for providing excellent service to our clients worldwide. We do what we say we are going to do when we say we are going to do it. Therefore, IES is committed to the recruitment and retainment of the most highly trained and talented geophysical operators in the industry.


EXPERIENCE: A minimum 3 years of ground geophysics field work. (Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics or Earth Science or a related College/CEGEP/Technology Diploma)

Able to carry an uncomfortable 25 kg pack through thick bush in waist deep snow or swamp kind of fit.

ELECTRICAL / MECHANICAL APTITUDE: Able to trouble-shoot sensitive geophysical equipment and small engines (sleds & quads).

PROFESSIONAL SUITABILITY: Thoroughly organized, meticulously accurate, rigidly systematic, detail focused. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY: Dependable, presentable, respectful, independently motivated and trustworthy, a team player with sound judgement, client and employer focused. IES employees are required to adhere to the specific health & safety requirements of each individual Client. Candidates are required to present a valid passport with allowed entry into the USA and a valid driver’s license with a clean driver's abstract. IES has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for drug and alcohol abuse. Due to some site entrance requirements, the successful candidate may be required to undergo pre-employment and ongoing site access drug and alcohol testing. 


Interested candidates are requested to send a cover letter, along with a resume to:

Initial Exploration Services HR Department: