Survey Assistant

Surveying Assistant jobs are to assist the surveyor in carrying out the survey work and utilise survey equipment to assist in carrying out that work.

Survey Assistants perform support functions on site. They may work on drill sites, participate in field geophysical surveys and sample during geochemical surveys. Although, Survey Assistants are often required to spend long periods of time working in remote locations throughout Australia, surveying careers are very rewarding.


  • 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

  • Good powers of observation;
  • Able to work accurately and carefully; and
  • Able to work as part of a team.


$40,000 - $60,000