Exploration Field Technician

Job Description

Title: Exploration Field Technician

Company Name: Chinova Resources Pty Ltd

Vacancy: 2

Job Location: Australia, Queensland, Western QLD, Dajarra

Employment Status: Full time

Chinova Resources is a private Australian resources company owned by the Shanxi Donghui Group of Companies, with principal activities focussed in North‐West Queensland.  The company has existing operations at Osborne, south of Cloncurry, as well as several development projects and extensive exploration activity on a large tenement holding in the region.

 

The Osborne Extended Mine Life Project (EML Project) will mine six million tonnes from three brownfield mines at Starra, extending the Osborne site life by several years.  Commencing early 2022, mining will initially focus on the open pits at Starra 254 and 222, with ore hauled approximately 50km by road trains back to Osborne for processing.   Ore processing at Osborne is planned to recommence in mid 2022 and underground mining at Starra 222 will recommence in early 2023. Chinova has other open pit and potential underground projects expected to commence within the EML Project timeframe.

 

We are seeking an experienced Exploration Field Technician to join our Geology team. 

 

Reporting to the Exploration Supervisor you will join a small and collaborative technical team with your primary responsibility being to support the regional exploration programs. Main duties will include GPS navigation to conduct soil, stream & rock chip sampling; working safely around drill rigs collecting RC/AC samples; marking up/processing of drill core; taking magnetic susceptibility and SG readings; RQD measurements; photographing, core cutting and sample despatch. 

 

To be successful in this role you will need to be physically fit and enjoy working outdoors. Several years’ field experience supporting regional geology and exploration programs is required. You will have a strong safety focus and ensure Chinova’s landholder, cultural heritage and environmental obligations are adhered to. A Forklift license and pXRF certification will be advantageous.

 

This is a permanent opportunity that offers you a work-life balance with an 8/6 roster. FIFO from Townsville to our Osborne aerodrome takes just under 2 hours by private charter. 

 

Beyond your annual salary we offer personal leave and annual leave paid as if at work, and free professional wellbeing services for you and your family through our Employee Assistance Program. You will be permanently allocated your own room in our on-site village which offers ensuite accommodation, free Wi-Fi and phone, Foxtel, wet mess, BBQ facilities, tennis court, swimming pool and well-equipped gym.

 

Candidates must have the right to live and work in Australia.

 

If you have the skills and experience to fill the above opportunity, please submit your resume and covering letter that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role and click the “Apply” button. 

 

Our operations are on land traditionally owned by the Yulluna People, and we respect their rights and interests.

For further information please visit our website at www.chinovaresources.com

Chinova Resources is an equal opportunity employer.

We reserve the right to commence short listing immediately. Only suitable candidates will be considered and contacted if short listed.  Unsolicited resumes and contact from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

 

 

 

 

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