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Lead Mining Technician

Foundry Digital

Foundry Digital

Minden, NE, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Welcome to Foundry, a cryptocurrency pioneer dedicated to advancing decentralized infrastructure. At Foundry, we’re not waiting for a decentralized financial future — we’re building it now. By empowering institutions with the tools they need to mine and stake digital assets, we’re thoughtfully driving the industry forward with our team at the center of it all.

If you thrive on innovation, are inspired by the potential of blockchain technology and are passionate about being part of transformative global changes, then we’d love to connect. At Foundry, your skills will find purpose as you contribute to shaping the architecture of a more equitable and interconnected world through blockchain technology. Come be a vital member of the Foundry team, where your contributions will help empower a decentralized future.

DESCRIPTION: The Lead Technician is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and passionate individual to join the team at Foundry, a subsidiary of the blockchain industry’s most prolific and active investor, Digital Currency Group. Reporting to the Site Manager, the Lead Technician will assist in overseeing our mining operations in Minden, NE.

The Lead Technician is responsible for implementing standards with a talented team of technicians. They set the pace for operating productive and efficient mining facilities. In addition, the Lead Technician is responsible for exemplifying a culture of professionalism, operational excellence, and creating an environment where people love to work and build a career.

The ideal candidate for this role should possess good communication skills, excellent organizational skills, broad knowledge of ASIC mining skills, and project management experience. The Lead Technician must understand the technical aspects of cryptocurrency mining, support day-to-day business operations, ensure efficient operation of facilities, and mitigate risk.

This is a rare invitation to join a small, highly professional entrepreneurial group, with the backing of the most established player in the fast-growing crypto space.

This position is open to candidates who desire to work at our physical work location in Minden, NE.


  • Assist the Site Manager in all aspects of the cryptocurrency mining site, supporting the site mining operations team, a 24x7 operation, to achieve operational excellence and SLA compliance.
  • Serve as a point of escalation for complex, technical issues.
  • Assist the Site Manager with onboarding, developing, and managing a talented Site Operations team.
  • Assist with training new employees.
  • Provide coaching and feedback to all team members to help them achieve their professional responsibilities and goals.
  • Assist with asset lifecycle management from arrival to Data Center to RMA retirement.
  • Assist the Site Manager with operations to achieve deliverables within operational budget.
  • Oversee safety training to continuously educate and evolve the team, ensuring employees follow safety protocols and procedures.
  • Ensure goals are met for the performance and evolution of the Data Center.
  • Develop and maintain SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and EOPs (Emergency Operation Procedures).
  • Assist with making informed decisions to optimize resource allocation and meet operational goals.
  • Assist with product automation integration and support of Product Development Team.
  • Maintain and enforce performance metrics in all facets of the Data Center.
  • Ensure timely and accurate repairs of equipment.

Minimum Qualifications; Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with key stakeholders and team members.
  • Strong proficiency in diagnosing and resolving hardware issues.
  • Good understanding of Network, Electrical, Mechanical, and building systems.
  • Proficient with Web-Based Programs and O365.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to change.
  • Understanding of relevant regulatory and safety requirements.
  • Strong work ethic that sets a positive example for the team.
  • Proven experience in optimizing cryptocurrency mining operations, preferable in a large-scale facility.
  • Strong knowledge of various crypto mining hardware, mining software and related technologies
  • Understanding of data analysis and its application to optimize mining operations.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk, reach, climb, stoop, and lift (up to 75 pounds).


  • The chance to work in a fast-paced and fun start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact
  • Competitive base salary, potential bonus and incentive compensation
  • Unlimited PTO / Flexible time off - work with your manager to take time off when you need it
  • Professional development budget with flexibility for personal and professional growth
  • Outstanding health insurance for employee, partner and dependents
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term & long-term disability coverage (Not available for India positions)
  • 401K plan with company contribution (Bermuda: Private pension plan with company contribution, Not available for India positions)
  • Flexible spending programs for medical and dependent care (Not available for Bermuda/India positions)
  • Paid parental leave


Foundry takes pride in an environment which prioritizes our people. We insist that our people first culture builds the framework for all business operations.

Employees have ample opportunities to voice thoughts, opinions, and ideas through weekly companywide meetings, monthly townhalls, and team outings and events.

We emphasize the importance of each individual through engagement, teamwork, inclusion, and diversity efforts.

Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, marital status, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit-based factors protected under federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

At Foundry, we are working toward a common goal of empowering a decentralized infrastructure. Our team is passionate about the future of finance and is looking for other like-minded individuals who share in this vision. While we are inclusive and diverse in workforce and style, we all agree that digital assets will change the world.

Foundry was created to meet the institutional demand for better capital access, efficiency, and transparency in the digital currency mining and staking industry.

As a Digital Currency Group company, Foundry taps unparalleled institutional expertise, capital, and market intelligence to provide North American bitcoin miners and global manufacturers with the resources to build, maintain, and secure decentralized networks.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.