Entry-Operator

Assistant Sampler

Performing support functions on site, they may work on drill sites, participate in field geophysical surveys and collect geochemical samples.

Assistant Samplers perform support functions on site. They may work on drill sites, participate in field geophysical surveys and collect samples during geochemical surveys. Although Assistant Samplers are often required to spend long periods of time working in remote locations throughout Australia, the career path is very rewarding.

Duties

  • 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; and
  • Maintain collections and a wide range of equipment.

Skills Required

  • 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; and
  • Willing to work in remote locations.

Salary

$60,000 - $75,000