As at September 2018
Name: James Sherritt
Family? (Marital status?)
Married with 1 child (9 month old)
Registered Mine Surveyor
What’s the best advice your parents ever gave to you?
Work hard for what you want in life
What makes you happy?
Spending time with the family
What makes you angry?
Mining engineers that can’t do their job properly
Career to date?
• (2008-Present) Mine Surveyor- Mount Thorley Warkworth mine
• (2006-2007) Geodetic Surveyor LPI
• (2003-2005) Undergraduate land surveyor
Career highlight (biggest achievement)?
• Clarence Smith Jefferies award (AIMS)
• BOSSI Award
• Work long enough to retire comfortably
• Maintain a work/life balance
Survey Work / People
What is the best piece of survey equipment/technology/software that you have used?
Maptek Laser scanner
What is the oldest piece of survey equipment that you have used?
If you were the boss for a day - list 3 things you would change?
• 9 day fortnight
• 35hr working week
APART from $$, what factor attracts you to work in the mining industry as opposed to other survey disciplines?
Plenty of opportunities
Would you recommend a career in surveying to a grade 12 school kid? If not, what career would you recommend?
Yes- plenty of career options in surveying
Motorbike riding, touch football, camping, 4wding
How do you relax?
What sports do you play/ watch?
Enjoy watching the Cricket
What are your other hobbies outside work?
Where would be your ideal retirement location?
Somewhere close to the beach
Finally, if you were down to your last $10 what would you spend it on?