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Field Assistant

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

Field Assistants perform a range of support functions in the field by making observations, collecting and analysing samples, recording information, and looking after the practical tasks involved in supplying a remote field operation. They may work on drill sites, participate in field geophysical surveys and collect samples during geochemical surveys. Field Assistants are often required to spend long periods working in remote locations throughout Australia.

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

$55,000 - $90,000

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