Sampling Assistant in the Mines - iMINCO Mining Training Information

Sampling Assistant in the Mines

Field Assistant / Sampling

Field assistants perform support functions on site. They may work on drill sites, participate in field geophysical surveys and sample during geochemical surveys. Field assistants are often required to spend long periods of time working in remote locations throughout Australia. Field assistants in the minerals industry may perform the following tasks:

  • Order, check, pack and ship equipment and supplies for field surveys;
  • Manage small field camps, and in some cases cook for small groups;
  • Collect, record and transport samples of rock, soil and water;
  • Collate information collected from a range of samples and carry out computer processing of the data assist with all aspects of supporting personnel in the field,
  • Maintain collections and a wide range of equipment.

Skills Needed:

  • Enjoy scientific activities
  • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Interested in rocks, fossils and minerals
  • Physically fit
  • Willing to work in remote locations


Field Assistant: $50,000 “” $90,000


Entry to this occupation is generally through an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

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