Mining and Drilling Assistant

Mining and Drilling Assistants assist with labour and operations associated with mining and drilling. Physical labour is required and workers should be able to perform safety and health precautions while performing tasks.

Duties and tasks

  • Adhere to all health and safety regulations as well as precautions when working on sites
  • Assist Miners in taking rock, ore and dust samples, mixing ore treating compounds and performing other tasks needed for operating mining sites and equipment
  • Assist in performing operating tasks in mining and drilling locations
  • Assist in the overall operation of mines and facilitate new shaft openings and air holes
  • Clean and dismantle mining and drilling sites upon job completion or days end
  • Operate a variety of machines and equipment to set up drilling sites in order to extract mineral ore, oil, gas and water

Skills required

  • Adhere to Health and Safety Regulations
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Physical Fitness
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Strong Attention to Details

Working conditions

Mining and Drilling Assistants typically work Mondays to Fridays, but may work weekends according to the needs of drilling and mining sites. They work in mining and drilling site locations and should be able to work for long hours performing manual labour in the outdoors.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Drilling Industry Association Ltd
Australian Drilling Industry Training Committee Ltd
Minerals Council of Australia
Skills DMC Ltd (Resources and Infrastructure Industry Skills Council)
The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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