Full Time
January 4th, 2024
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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About the Role:

Our Sydney office is recruiting for a Chemist to work within a multinational company (Ecolab) based onsite at a customer site located at Portland near Lithgow (Mount Piper Power Station). Ecolab offers field sampling and laboratory testing for a range of environmental and process water samples.

The role is an ongoing contract opportunity. 

The successful candidate will report directly to the onsite Laboratory Manager. The successful candidate will report directly to the onsite Laboratory Manager. Key accountabilities will include but not limited to:

  • Conducts routine metals, anions and nutrients testing on process and environmental water samples.
  • Maintain calibration records, analytical results and test reports.
  • Maintain consumables, reagents, standard stock level and shelf life.
  • Liaise with customers and contractors about testing schedules, requirements and results.
  • Conducts audits and reviews of laboratory test methods and group procedures.
  • Conducts field sampling for chemistry and environmental samples (onsite process water, off site bores and regional waters around various lakes).
  • Tertiary qualifications in Science with Chemistry or related major.
  • Be living close to the Portland/Lithgow area with a drivers licence.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask.
  • Knowledge of QA/QC principles and practices within a NATA accredited laboratory.
  • Experience in the use of the following environmental laboratory instrumentation (highly regarded):
    • ICP-OES or ICP-MS
    • IC
    • FTIR


This is an ongoing contract with an excellent company offering training. An ideal role for a candidate who is looking to start their career and gain experience in the chemical/environmental sector and wants to build on their career in a laboratory with career opportunities. Hours are day shift Monday to Friday. Start date will be in March/April 2024.

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