178 Racecourse Road
Rutherford NSW 2320 Australia

PO Box 496
East Maitland NSW 2323 Australia

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Position vacant 

Geophysical logging technician - fulltime

Groundsearch Australia operates geophysical logging teams from its base in the Hunter Valley NSW. These are typically 4WDs containing a wireline winch, Windows-based computer systems, downhole geophysical tools and radioactive sources.

Our clients include multinational mining companies, consultants and government organisations. The day-to-day work is predominantly on a callout basis and the ability to adapt to a variety of work conditions at short notice is essential.

The company enforces strict drug and alcohol, environment protection and workplace safety policies.

Comprehensive on-the-job training will be provided.

Desirable attributes:

  • Australian citizenship,
  • Safe driving record,
  • Current Australian driver's licence,
  • Safe workplace record,
  • Ability to work unsupervised,
  • New South Wales radiation use licence.

Responsibilities will include:

  •  Driving a 4WD vehicle safely to and from remote drill sites in and around the Hunter Valley and other designated locations,
  • The safe handling at all times of the radioactive materials using during the borehole logging operation,
  • Operating wireline winch and computer system safely to run geophysical tools for geophysical log recording - computer literacy is mandatory,
  • Undertaking on-site training and safety inductions,
  • Customer service driven work ethic and high level organisation skills essential,
  • Maintaining accurate records and daily reports of logging activities and radioactive source movements,
  • Providing data processing at drill site and post fieldwork processing in the office,
  • Proactive participation in the maintenance of vehicles and the calibration of logging equipment,
  • Maintaining at all times a good working relationship with the client‘s representative and other contractors at the work site.         

Terms and conditions will include:

  • Casual employment status during the initial three month training and trial period,
  • Office work hours from 0830 to 1630 Monday to Friday,
  • Typical fieldwork can be 10 hours per day,
  • Work locations can range from in-pit work at operating mine sites to remote exploration, geotechnical and construction sites, which could involve overnight and extended stays,
  • Weekend work when required,
  • Annual leave after one year of service comprising four weeks. The majority is to be used during our annual Christmas/New Year operational shutdown period.         

Enquiries and written applications are to be sent to: