Technical Officer – Chemistry Centre

Expression  of Interest: Technical Officer – Chemistry 

Location: Dutton Park, Brisbane
Pay Rate: $40 – 60/hr+ super
Assignment: until December 2024, 38 hrs a week, Mon – Fri

Maxima’s Recruitment Services is currently seeking highly motivated individuals for the position of Technical Officer with our esteemed State Government client.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Technical Officer, you will play a crucial role in managing the day-to-day operations of the sample receipt and preparation team at our Chemistry Centre. You’ll ensure the delivery of high-quality analyses within deadlines and foster a workplace culture.

Samples working on: Water, soil, sediment, and plant samples

Equipment working on: analytical balances, pH meters, spectrophotometers, chromatography equipment such as HPLC and GC, mass spectrometers, incubators, autoclaves, centrifuges, extraction equipment, digestion equipment like Kjeldahl digesters, hot plates/stirrers, and filtration equipment.

Methodology/processes used: Conventional analytical preparation techniques such as Kjeldahl digestion, extractions, and hot nitric acid digestions. Utilisation of databases, Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), statistical and word-processing software
Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare reagents, solutions, and samples (soil, plant, water) for analysis.
  • Operate various laboratory equipment including digestion blocks, centrifuges, spectrophotometers, etc.
  • Receive, label, and allocate samples using Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  • Enter test data into LIMS and verify data transcription.
  • Compile and utilize simple spreadsheets for laboratory applications.
  • Liaise with management and staff to review workloads and prioritize tasks.
  • Supervise and train peers, students, and other Chemistry Centre officers.
  • Maintain Workplace Health and Safety Standards and good laboratory practices.
  • Foster a workplace culture supportive of First Nations people and engage in work to improve outcomes.

Requirements of the role:

  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team and managing high throughput sample management and preparations
  • Proficiency in analytical skills related to soil and plant preparation techniques
  • Experience in using databases and LIMS
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Contribution to workplace equity and diversity
  • Tertiary Academic Qualification or Degree in chemistry or applied chemistry

Benefits of joining Maxima’s temporary recruitment services:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Access to subsidized health checks and flu shots.
  • Employment Assistance Program for personal and professional support.
  • Ongoing monitoring and support to ensure job satisfaction and performance excellence.

If you possess the skills and experience, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Apply now!

At Maxima we are committed to supporting positively diverse and including workforces which value all backgrounds and experiences.  We encourage applications from First Nations Peoples, people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, people of all gender identities and people living with a disability.

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