Laboratory Technician

Posted 14 June 2024
SalaryAU$34 - AU$35 per hour
LocationWetherill Park
Job type Casual
DisciplineManufacturing Jobs

Job description

Our client supplies compressed and bulk gases, chemicals and equipment around the globe. The company develops safe, sustainable and innovative solutions for customers in many specialty sectors, heavy industry and medical

As well as atmospheric gases, we supply thousands of different types of gas, and gas mixtures to customers across the South Pacific in an enormous range of industries.

Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 4.00pm

$34.43/hour ordinary hours

Ongoing position


  • Assist the Chemist with method development.
  • Conduct routine preparation, production and analyses using documented methods and predetermined parameters.
  • Set up & retrieve MOA/procedures and processes.
  • Conduct the preparation/ production/ analysis of gas mixtures.
  • Involves manual handling of gas cylinders including trundling, using trolleys and lifting up to 20kg.
  • Volume dependant on workstation but could process at least 30 cylinders per day.
  • Preparation and Filling of gas mixtures using automated and semi-automated filling booths in line with procedures.
  • Analysis of gas mixtures using pre-defined methods and procedures.
  • Preparing cylinders for dispatch including labelling.
  • Conduct non-routine preparation, production and analyses.
  • Maintain Laboratory records and systems, conduct regular, scheduled back-ups of data and ensure that same is retrievable when required.
  • Maintain Laboratory equipment in good working condition.
  • Report to chemists when Lab instruments broken down.
  • Maintain verifiable calibration status of all instrumentation.
  • Maintain consumable stock.
  • Conduct the routine maintenance check
  • Comply with site safety and environmental standards.
  • Ensure that the Laboratory is always kept tidy and clean.
  • Ensure safe handling of chemicals in the laboratory.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Preferably with knowledge of analytical chemistry and demonstrate skills to Gases lab analytical instrumentation such as GC, FTIR.
  • Demonstrate computer skills with MS office & SAP.
  • Understanding of statistical figures and uncertainty calculation.
  • Demonstrated organisational and time-management skills to work independently.
  • Proven competence in quality system application.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven record of customer service.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Take ownership of tasks and management delivery with minimal supervision.
  • Proven organisational skills.
  • Professional attitude.
  • High focus on Safety.
  • Able to handle the physical requirements of the role.
  • Proficient in English language both verbal and written.

Essential qualifications

  • Tertiary Qualification with Chemistry or equivalent

Desirable qualifications/skills/experience

  • Preferable to have GC/FTIR experience