Laboratory Assistant - iMINCO Mining Training Information

Laboratory Assistant

Laboratory Assistants provide technical support functions to assist scientists by collecting and preparing samples, carrying out experiments, making measurements with scientific equipment, recording results and presenting results for analysis.

Laboratory Assistants in the minerals industry may perform the following tasks:

Clean, maintain and set up equipment for use in experiments.

Collect, classify and preserve specimens and samples.

Water and observe plants.

Perform diagnostic and other scientific tests on specimens.

Carry out experimental procedures, testing seeds, plants and analysing soil.

Perform routine mathematical calculations and prepare graphs.

Use computers and computer-interfaced equipment.

A Laboratory Assistant`s role would suit someone who:

Enjoys scientific activities.

Can produce accurate and detailed work.

Has good eyesight and normal colour vision.

Can work as part of a team.


Entry Level Technical Assistant: $60,000 ““ $90,000?Technical Assistant (6-12 years exp): $75,000 ““ $110,000


Entry into this occupation is generally through an AQF Diploma or relevant experience. With experience and sometimes further study, it is possible to specialise.

Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.

The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.

Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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