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Senior Laboratory Technician

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Job Ref:  421018
Employer:  Department of State Growth (TAS)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Hobart TAS 7000, Australia (Show on map)
Award/Classification: Tasmanian State Service Award - General Stream Band 5
Salary: $81,726.00 to $85,772.00 per annum
Employment Type: Permanent, flexible
Region: South

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  • Coordinate the day to day operation of the geoscientific laboratory including the performance of and supervision of analytical testing, maintenance of adequate supplies of testing consumables, chemicals and reagents, and integrity of analytical results by undertaking the quality assurance and quality control of data. 
  • Provide high level technical advice and support to internal and external clients on the suitability of samples for analysis, analytical techniques and analytical results for the geoscientific laboratories. 
  • Provide physical and chemical analysis of minerals, rocks and other suitable materials (including clay, dust, drill core and samples) using x-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), and elemental analyser (for C&S) and physical properties testing for engineering geology and geophysical studies, with a high level of accuracy and repeatability.
  • Coordinate and participate in the development and implementation of laboratory policies and procedures, including the Laboratory Operational and Management Plan, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and hazard materials procedures, and contribute to a safe working environment as a member of MRT’s Work Health and Safety Committee.
  • Prepare reports on analytical results for both internal and external clients.
  • Determine the nature and mineralogy of various materials, including the identification of asbestos.
  • Assist in cataloguing and curating specimens and samples and the maintenance of computer databases.   
  • Perform any other assigned duties at the classification level that are within the employee’s competence and training. 

Essential Requirements

Evidence of the following must be provided prior to appointment to this role:

  • A Diploma in Applied Science, or equivalent level, relevant to the nature of the work to be undertaken, as provided by either a university, a vocational educational organisation or registered and accredited training provider. 

The person must continue to satisfy the above essential requirements/qualifications throughout their employment in this role.

Desirable Requirements

  • Ability to operate PC1710 for Windows, PDXL-2 for XRD, Bruker proprietary software for XRD, X40 and Microsoft Excel, Word and Access packages.


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For more information

Name: Clint Siggins
Position: Acting Manager Scientific Services
Phone: (03) 6165 4739

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