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.


  1. how do i apply June 13, 2012 Reply

    I am currently a memeber of the Australian defence for ce and was wondering how I could go applying or a job in the minning inderstry
    Thank you

    From jarryd Matthews

    • jonm173 June 14, 2012

      Hi Jarryd
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  2. Anthony Robertson December 13, 2011 Reply

    Was wondering if you have many of these laboratory positions come up on your website…..I have 18 years in the industry of laboratory assisstant and am currently wondering how i can register for any upcoming positions

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