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Geophysical Field Assistant

Apply now Job no: 492276
Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time - IGO
Location: All, Perth, Norseman, Esperance, Kalgoorlie
Categories: Geology & Geoscience

IGO is a fast growing, mid-tier Australian mining company with big aspirations to produce and explore. Our 100% owned Nova Operation in the Fraser Range is a world class underground mine and processing plant producing nickel, copper and cobalt –commodities that are significant in the world’s drive for clean energy.  Exploration is core to IGO's DNA and we are actively pursuing brownfield and large greenfield exploration programs run by one of the best in-house geological technical teams in the country.


At IGO, our people are important to us. We are investing in training and development to create empowered employees. Together with a working environment where people are bold, passionate, fearless and fun we are building a smarter, kinder, more innovative company. We believe in a world where people power makes amazing things happen and we are here to make a difference! IGO are working towards a culture that enjoys their work life balance and therefore very interested to hear from people interested in a job share / part time job opportunity. If this is you please include in your cover letter or CV what ‘flexible work option’ you are seeking.


Due to an exciting, ambitious exploration program with increased drilling and geophysical activities throughout our Albany Fraser Range Project, we are looking for an experienced Geophysical Field Assistant to complement our Exploration team.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract working on a 16:12 roster. Reporting to the Geophysical Field Supervisor, you will be working in small crews of 3 – 4 people conducting Moving loop EM surveys within remote, regional locations. There is also the opportunity to be trained in Down hole EM surveying.

Key accountabilities for this role include:
  • Undertaking Moving loop EM and Down hole EM surveys;
  • Assisting with camp logistics and management; including cooking, cleaning and ordering consumables;
  • Routine maintenance of vehicles, generators and other equipment;
  • Ongoing assessments of HSE risks and associated reporting; and
  • Data entry and ensuring that all paperwork and filing is completed in an accurate and timely fashion. 

To be successful in this role, you will require:
  • Field based exploration experience in surface/ ground EM or DHEM survey methods;
  • Be safety focused with the drive to be part of a successful team supporting our company values;
  • A strong passion for mineral exploration and ore deposit discovery;
  • Ability to work in remote locations on greenfields projects and a willingness to undertake campaign work with tent or caravan accommodation;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and literacy skills;
  • Valid ‘C’ class manual drivers licence;
  • Current First Aid certificate;
  • National Police Clearance obtained within the last three months; and
  • MR licence desirable. 

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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