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Laboratory Assistant
Job ID: 554719
Job type: Casual
Location: Somerton
Categories: Sciences, Civil Engineering
Who we are
Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.
Position summary
Our Infrastructure Services division operates three business units: Road Services; Infrastructure Projects and Utilities. As we continue our evolution of growth and innovation, the best people are critical to our success in supporting our customers and catering to market demands.
The National R&D Laboratory is Downer's flagship laboratory, supporting R&D and consulting to a business that builds and maintains over 40,000km of roads nationally. We pride ourselves as industry leaders for innovation, technology and sustainability evidenced by initiatives such providing major mining companies with technical support and solutions.
The Technical Assistant role operates within the National Research and Development Laboratory for Downer's Infrastructure Services - Road Services Division. This important support role will serve as a good entry point into the industry for the successful candidate. This is a 12-month casual opportunity.
ABOUT YOU
Minimum Diploma in Science, Engineering or Materials
Self-motivated multi-tasker with strong attention to detail
Knowledge of materials testing in one of the following areas; Soil, Foamed Bitumen Stabilisation, Bituminous Emulsions, Bituminous Binders, and Asphalt Materials is advantageous
Demonstrable and successful experience working in a laboratory environment and quality system, preferably NATA accredited is advantageous
Laboratory duties including sampling, sample preparation, testing, calibrations, reports and equipment maintenance
Good understanding of statutory legislation, OH&S and quality systems within a laboratory environment
Strong safety focus - actively participate in and support Downer Zero Harm initiatives and strategies
WHAT WE OFFER
Highly supportive, team orientated organisation
A strong commitment to Zero Harm environment for all our employees and visitors
Competitive remuneration with on-going training and support
A long-term career opportunity for working with an ASX listed company
For more information please email: helen.kruimel@downergroup.com Please note applications will not be received via email
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Closing Date: 24 Nov 2018 AUS Eastern Daylight Time



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