If you want to travel and move around, then become the logistic officer for a mine in a distant place. Here are some observations about what such folk do.
The paste plant to make backfill for the new mine is ordered. The main parts are being made in South Korea. The pieces have to be transported to a mine in Latin America—there to be assembled and put into production. It is the job of the logistics officer to get the various parts from South Korea to the mine.
And of course, there are various and sundry parts in Taiwan, China, Mexico, and the United States of America (one of those mid-western states where they still make things.)
How do you get all these parts to the mine on schedule and within budget so that assembly of the paste plant can be done?
The mine is distant. There is no airplane landing strip. There are two ports to the county: one on the Atlantic and one on the Pacific. Either way, the road from ports to mine are narrow and winding. The roads lead through wooded areas and along precipitous cliffs. There are no safety barriers along the roads cut into steep hillsides.
Then there are the many villages along the way. Drive the route during the day, and you pass through the middle of bustling villages. The roads are lined by open shops selling coke, pepsi, cell phones, plastic flip-flops, and assorted tiles to line ugly walls. The old men sit on the sidewalk smoking and chatting; the mothers hustle children down the road to school; the young ladies stand displaying their wares in the middle of the road and the young men glare, transfixed at the flesh. How are you to get a container of mining equipment along this route?
Hidden in the bushes and trees are opponents of the mine. They are beholden to international do-gooders intent on stopping mining. They are ready to attack your convoy and destroy equipment. You are faced with transportation logistics and security.
Amazingly this is done—often. The logistics officer does it all. It takes planning. strategy, stratagem, and many trips up and down the roads to and from the ports and mine. It take sleepless nights as you plan night-time convoys through sleeping villages. And it takes a full convoy of trucks, equipment, and men with guns to get along and get it done.
Sometimes it is easier: how do you get diesel along climate-change thawing ice roads to the diamond mines of northern Canada? Or to the deserts of Namibia and Botswana?
Sometimes it is more fun: use a helicopter to fly in the blasting explosives. Far easier than road transport, and you can take a ride along.
Whom do you bribe? Whom do you intimidate? When are you prepared to shoot back? Those and more are the questions of every-day action.
If you are up to these challenges, then the job of logistics officer is for you.
I see but one job on CareerMine for a logistics officer in Australia to deal with transport of cyanide. Of course there are more. You just do not pick up such people on the street. They need smarts, experience, secrecy, and trust. Good luck.