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Experienced Laboratory Technician

About us

Geotechnical Services Group is a 100% Australian-owned and operated construction material testing and drilling company. Established in 1986 in Hervey Bay, we pride ourselves on our local knowledge and experience in regional areas from South-East Queensland to Central Queensland. We provide quality testing services that underpin the design, construction, and safety of some of Australia’s most iconic and important infrastructure projects. Due to unprecedented success, our business is continually growing and we are looking to engage Experienced Technicians to grow with us!

Our Hervey Bay laboratory is currently seeking Experienced Laboratory Technicians (Construction Materials Testing) with a keen interest in quality service, working as part of a team, long-term employment, ongoing development, and the opportunity to complete company-funded formal training (Certificate to Advanced Diploma level).

About the role

As an Experienced Laboratory Technician you will be committed to providing a quality service to our clients and to working within a team environment alongside industry experts and Trainees. You will work under the guidance and support of the Laboratory Manager. The position will require you to undertake both field and laboratory testing across our full scope of accreditation for materials testing in accordance with AS1289, DTMR, AS1012 & AS1141. This will also need to be done in compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 and the company policy & procedures.

From preparing samples in the laboratory to testing on major infrastructure projects to managing a laboratory, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of integrity, diligence, and high performance, as we understand the critical role that materials testing plays in ensuring successful construction outcomes. Our clients trust us to provide them with the peace of mind they need to manage construction risk effectively.

Duties required of the role, include:

  • Performing a range of hands-on tasks both in the field and laboratory, which involve sampling, preparing, and testing soil, aggregates, and concrete.
  • Communicating directly with clients in a professional manner to coordinate testing, procedures, and reporting of results.
  • Adhering to industry standards (AS1289, DTMR, AS1012 & AS1141) to ensure that all testing is conducted in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Conducting regular quality assurance checks and calibrations, meticulously maintaining equipment to uphold accuracy and reliability.
  • Ensuring accurate testing and efficient reporting
To be successful in this role, you will ideally possess:
  • 2+ years’ experience in laboratory and field testing in soils, aggregates and/or concrete to relevant standards (AS1289, AS1141, AS1012, DTMR)
  • Current Australian Driver’s licence
  • Sound level of computer skills (including Microsoft Office)
  • Capable of undertaking physical work and lifting heavy loads for extended periods (repeatably)
  • Commitment to quality and safety
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Current NDM Radiation licence (preferred but not necessary)
  • Ability to pass drug and alcohol screening
  • Nuclear Gauge Licence – advantageous
Why Geotechnical Services?
  • Competitive rates
  • Company funded formal qualifications
  • Multiple career paths
  • Friendly, supportive, and fun team environment
  • Opportunities to travel
  • Mentorship from some of Australia’s most experienced and highly regarded geotechnical testing experts
  • Regular team-building activities
  • Relocation assistance available for the right candidate.
Willing to Relocate For This Role?
  • For candidates willing to relocate (within Australia) – Relocation assistance is available.

We foster an equal opportunity workplace and appreciate the distinctive talents, experiences, and perspectives that a diverse and inclusive team contributes to our business.

If you believe you have the appropriate skills and attributes to succeed in this role, please forward your current resume and cover letter for consideration.

We are also interested to hear from applicants looking for Casual or Part-time work, please indicate your preference when applying.

Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Hervey Bay

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