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Laboratory Technician 

Employment Type:   Full-time
Location:   SESL Australia Head Office Laboratory (Thornleigh, Sydney) 
Urgency:   Immediate start


About this role

We are seeking applicants with a scientific background to fill our current vacancy for Laboratory Technician who are eager to gain experience and are excited by the variety of challenges this role offers. 


SESL Australia is now one of Australia’s leading Environmental, Soil, Water and Plant Science Laboratory & Consultancy service.  In the role of a Laboratory Technician, you will be working on-site with our Laboratory team in conjunction with our Soil, Environmental and Resource Recovery Scientists. This role comes with an attractive salary and a significant opportunity for internal career advancement. As an industry leader for over 40 years, SESL Australia will provide you with support and mentorship from some of the highest regarded experts in this field.



You will be based at our Laboratory in Thornleigh, Sydney and will be responsible for physical soil characterisation testing such as bulk density, particle size analysis and hydraulic conductivity using specialised equipment.


Key duties include:

  • Ensure the timely preparation and testing of samples to meet client turnaround times.

  • Assisting and perform sample preparation tasks with soils, plant tissues, composts, and potting mixes by being involved in the handling, drying, weighing, and grinding processes.

  • Day-to-day upkeep of physical laboratory testing equipment.

  • Maintain general laboratory cleanliness.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed by the laboratory management team.


Qualifications & Experience


  • Tertiary qualifications in science or a related discipline will be highly regarded.

  • Prior experience with sample testing or working in a laboratory environment will be highly regarded.

  • Experience in physical analysis on the soil will be highly regarded.

  • Experience managing a workload of large sample numbers and multitasking by running numerous tests at different workstations simultaneously.

Please include a cover letter with your resume when making your application.


You will only be contacted if your application is shortlisted. Applications that do not address the key criteria will not be considered. For further details or for a confidential discussion, please contact Huy Dang or Harrison Leake on 1300 30 40 80.

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