Laboratory Technician

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Location:Launceston
Job Type:Full Time

Laboratory Technician

  • Monday to Friday role
  • Based in George Town, Tasmania
  • 12 month fixed term opportunity

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for a Laboratory Technician to work in the Analytical Laboratory team at our Bell Bay Aluminum smelter.

In addition to paying competitively and providing great benefits packages, we want you to live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family. And because of our size and scale, there are many opportunities to learn, grow and do more than you ever thought possible.

Every hour of every shift, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. We do the work only if it is safe, and we invest to make sure every member of the team has the quality tools they need to do their job.

This role is a great opportunity for an individual who has had quality systems and wet analytical chemistry experience and is looking for an opportunity with future career prospects. Reporting to the Crew Leader, you will:

  • Assist with the management and development of quality systems;
  • Enhance current processes; including the development and validation of new methods;
  • Work with XRF/XRD, AAS and Segmented Flow analytical platforms;
  • Support a diverse analytical laboratory covering raw materials, process control and environmental science portfolios.

What you’ll bring

  • A bachelor degree in chemistry or relevant experience
  • Analytical chemistry experience
  • An understanding of quality systems - particularly ISO 17025 or ISO 9001


About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.

Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you’ll be working

Bell Bay Aluminium is part of the Rio Tinto Group, a global leader in aluminium, which is one of the world’s most widely used metals. Based approximately 50 kilometres from Launceston in Northern Tasmania, the smelter produces primary aluminium products.

Every Voice Matters

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.