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Process Operator / Laboratory Technician

Powerlink Queensland

Location: Virginia

Job Type: Full time

Posted

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
- Amelia Earhart

Are you a tradesman looking for a career change? Or a recent science, chemical engineering or electrical engineering graduate looking to start an exciting career with a high voltage transmission leader in Australia?

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join us as a laboratory/ science technician! This role will see you take responsibility for ensuring the safe and effective storage, testing, recycling and reclamation of SF6 gas from our high voltage assets

Division: Operations and Service Delivery
Grading: Engineering Officer, Grade 1
Eligibility: This position is open to internal and external applicants
Duration: Permanent, Full time

Are you a tradesman looking for a career change? Or a recent science, chemical engineering or electrical engineering graduate looking to start an exciting career with a high voltage transmission leader in Australia?

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join us as a laboratory/ science technician! This role will see you take responsibility for ensuring the safe and effective storage, testing, recycling and reclamation of SF6 gas from our high voltage assets

About the role

In this dynamic and hands on role, you will:

  • Assist with process development and improvements within the recycling system.
  • Operate/maintain process equipment and gas carts used to consolidate and purify SF6 gas.
  • Test purity and dewpoint of SF6 gas from recycling activities and from SF6 gas insulated switchgear samples.
  • Maintain SF6 inventory levels to meet on demand requests for Powerlink maintenance activities.
  • Interface with customers to ensure their orders are met.
  • Maintain gas supplies delivered to the laboratory to ensure uninterrupted operation of laboratory equipment.
  • Assist with various activities to enable uninterrupted laboratory work flow.

The successful candidate will be required to operate a pedestrian fork lift (and obtain forklift licence if not already held – Powerlink will support you in gaining this), move and handle gas cylinders weighing up to 150kg and utilise liquid nitrogen.

About you

You are a natural problem solver with high mechanical aptitude, enabling you to apply various mechanical concepts in your work. You enjoy working methodically, attending to all details that may affect work output. You also have great communication skills and are able maintain co-operative and productive relationships with colleagues and customers.

You also hold the following qualification/s:

  • Qualified to a minimum diploma level (AQF Level 6) in science (chemistry or physics major), chemical or electrical engineering or a relevant trade background or Certificate in Process Plant Operations.

Ideally, you will also have:

  • Some previous experience working in a routine or production laboratory environment
  • Demonstrated skills in use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of analytical chemistry principles and associated instrumentation.
  • Application of measurement and calibration techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise a degree of scientific/technical knowledge to independently make informed decisions on accuracy and precision of data

To Apply

If you can see yourself in this fantastic opportunity, then we'd love to hear from you!

Please click Apply and follow the application steps. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Applications close on Sunday 25 September at 11.59pm.

If you have any questions about the opportunity, or to request a copy of the position description, please contact the Powerlink Recruitment Team at recruitment@powerlink.com.au.

About Powerlink

Powerlink is a leading Australian provider of electricity transmission services, delivering safe, cost effective and reliable solutions. Our purpose is to connect Queenslanders to a world-class energy future, providing electricity to five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses.

Our people strategy focuses on balanced leadership, values diverse backgrounds and fosters a culture of inclusion.

At Powerlink, we are an equal opportunity employer and proud to be a Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women.