Laboratory Technical Assistant


Location: Mulwala

Job Type: Full time


We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Why work for Thales

Join the exciting, challenging and fast-paced Australian Munitions business

Entry level position to gain exposure in the Laboratory Team

Initial Fixed Term Contract for 6 months

Long history of employment in the Yarrawonga region

Significant investments being made on site to cater for new technology developments

About the role

As part of Thales Australia, Australian Munitions is the largest supplier of explosive ordnance to the Australian Defence Force, with a successful track record delivering ammunition, propellants, explosives and related services including acid production and industrial waste treatment to Defence and commercial markets.

The Laboratory Technical Assistant is responsible for performing routine testing and analysis on raw materials and products to the required specifications. You will be required to multi task, having the ability to undertake several analyses at the same time.


Identifying sample types and preparing for testing.

Carrying out routine analysis and testing.

Prepare standard solutions; perform routine calibrations and standardizations.

Record raw data and results to NATA standards.

Maintain records and inventories of chemicals, glassware etc

Maintain records and store Laboratory reference samples.

Use the Laboratory computer system for data entry and retrieval.

Maintain adequate supply of clean and dry sample containers for facility use.

About You

Minimum year 12 in Chemistry or equivalent.

Laboratory calibrations and standardisation procedures.

Laboratory quality control techniques.

Experience in a chemical laboratory environment

Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and E-mail

Operates under direct supervision of Technical Officer, but is responsible for ensuring quality of own work.

Good to Know

You’ll get an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants.

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance. To learn more about clearances please visit –

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical check. Thales also complies with current public health orders in place and as such you may be requested to provide your COVID-19 vaccination record.

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Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

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Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.

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