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Laboratory Technical Assistant

Posted in Accounting

Thales Australia Limited

Job Type

Full Time



Description :

About Thales

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

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.

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 encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Talk to us about any support or accessibility requirements you may need and how we support flexibility in the workplace.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage a flexible work culture.

About Your Role

Thales Australia Mulwala facility is a chemical manufacturing plant, producing chemicals, propellant and explosives for Defence and commercial sales. The Laboratory at Mulwala is responsible for the quality control and testing of the propellant and high explosives produced at the site.

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. This is a Part-time role (9 days

a fortnight)

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.

How 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

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 -

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

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