Testing the waters
GETTING outside under the sun is Adele Swanton’s favourite part about her job.
She is the Goondicum Resources mines’ only environmental co-ordinator, and although most of her time is spent inside a Brisbane office, she does get out in the field.
“A lot of my job is about water sampling and dust monitoring,” the 27-year-old said.
“It’s about making sure the mine is complying with legislation. When I get back to the city it’s a lot of data entry, so I like coming out to the country and getting outside.”
It was Ms Swanton’s first time working for a mining company, although she had done contract work for mines before.
“I mostly deal with managers at the Brisbane office, but whenever I come out here, it’s great. All the blokes are really easy to get along with,” she said.
TESTING TIME: Adele Swanton is the mines' environmental co-ordinator, which involves a lot of water testing.