Australian Mining Field Assistant Jobs and EmploymentMine companies commonly employ people to take mineral samples, and to help prepare mine sites for mining. Once mining activities are complete, they will also work to rehabilitate the site. People who do these jobs are usually referred to as Sample Preparers and Field Assistants. A Sample Preparer is an entry-level job that progresses to Field Assistant. This is a very rewarding job for those who want to work in the Geology sector of the mining industry.
If you're interested in becoming a Field Assistant, we can tell you what you need to know, including any training you might need and where to find training centres near you, as well as where to find the safety induction courses. We can also advise on pay, accommodation and travel issues, and which costs will be most likely covered by prospective employers.
There are mines in every state of Australia, but if there are no Field Assistant jobs available near you, you may like to consider a FIFO (fly in/fly out) position, which lets you fly to the mine site at the start of your weeks on, and fly home for your time off.
A typical day for a Field Assistant would include operating 4WD vehicles to reach remote places, using a GPS navigational system to locate sites of interest, collecting soil samples, performing gridding, cleaning, preparing and rehabilitating mine sites, maintaining camps and vehicles, and assisting Geologists when required to do so. The staff at Mining Australia can advise you on all aspects of Field Assistant criteria so you know what to expect and which qualifications and experience you need if you're interested in this position.
If you are considering getting into the mining industry, now is a great time to do so, for both skilled and unskilled workers as the economy isn't what it used to be. Mining has been going strong since the mid 1800's, so you know it's likely to be around for years to come. Australia supplies around 95% of the world's opal stocks and is the worlds' largest exporter of coal, so these two industries alone are a sure bet for a long-lasting career. Don't wait to find out how to get in to one of the most lucrative industries in Australia. For more information on Field Assistant jobs and other mining positions, contact Mining Australia now.
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