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Field Assistant

Apply now Job no: 492492
Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time - IGO
Location: All, Perth, Norseman, Esperance, Kalgoorlie
Categories: Geology & Geoscience


Due to an increase in activities in the Paterson area, we have an exciting new opportunity for a Field Assistant to join our Exploration team.  As a Field Assistant, you will be working in a small team undertaking in-field exploration activities in the remote Paterson area. The work includes sampling, earthworks, monitoring surveys and remote work. This position will be offered on a 6 month fixed term basis initially, working on a 15:13 days only roster, FIFO from Perth.

Reporting to the Senior Field Assistant, the role will be exposed to a combination of aircore, reverse circulation and diamond drilling activities. Other work may include supervising earthworks, conducting heritage surveys with traditional owners, assisting with regional logistics or working with our in-house geophysics team.

Along with a competitive remuneration package, you will have the exciting opportunity to join our passionate Exploration team working with some of the industry’s most recognised where you will be part of our quest of discovery.


Along with a positive attitude, willingness to learn and to be part of a team, you will also have the following:

  • Experience across minimum of one aspects of field-based work including AC & RC sampling, clearing/rehab, core processing, heritage and community relations;
  • Ability to work in remote locations on greenfields projects with tent or caravan style accommodation;
  • Awareness of the Mine Safety and Inspection Act & Regulations;
  • Experience in the use of GPS, Inreach and satellite communication systems;
  • 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;
  • A current ‘Provide first Aid Certificate’ desirable;
  • Valid ‘C’ class manual drivers’ licence;
  • HR truck licence desirable; and
  • Must be able to complete a National Police Clearance.


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 technical and management teams in the country.

APPLY today to avoid missing out on this opportunity! We thank you for your interest in IGO and advise that we will only contact applications who make the shortlist. Please note, the Talent Team will commence shortlisting before the advert closes.

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