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Laboratory Assistant

Advertiser: Intertek3 out of 53.0 overall rating (70 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
14 Feb 2020
Location
Melbourne, Western Suburbs
Work Type
Casual/Vacation
Classification
Science & Technology, Laboratory & Technical Services

Laboratory Assistant

About the company  

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.  

About the role  

Located in the Caleb Brett laboratory in West Footscray, the Laboratory Assistant will be responsible for the registration of samples, assisting with preparation of samples for analysis in accordance with laboratory procedures and assisting other laboratory staff where required. The position may involve irregular, out of office hours and weekend work.  

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Receiving inbound items/samples for testing, examine and record through the relevant booking-in process and deliver test items/samples to the sample staging area. 
  • Maintaining work areas, records, and equipment in a clean, organized, and functional condition and segregate and dispose of all waste in accordance with laboratory arrangements. 
  • Monitoring the availability of the supplies needed for the above processes, and to make any needs for such supplies known to the Laboratory Manager. 
  • Completing work in a timely manner by following the priorities set, this includes but is not limited to picking up of samples, sample preparation, laboratory and instrumentation duties.  
  • Ensuring that all jobs are conducted in accordance with Intertek’s policies and procedures. 
  • Bringing to the attention of the Laboratory Manager any personal training requirements. 
  • General office functions and housekeeping as required.  

Skills and experience

The successful applicant will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent knowledge and/or training or;
  • Previous experience in a similar field  
  • Laboratory experience (highly desirable)  
  • A solid understanding of MS Office suite, internet and email is required  
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment  
  • Excellent organisational skills and self-motivation  
  • Ability to work unsupervised  
  • Sensitivity to deal with confidential information  

 Culture 

Intertek is a global organisation which respects diverse perspectives, experiences and traditions as essential, and values each employee’s contribution towards achieving its business objectives.  

Benefits you will enjoy  

  • A remuneration commensurate with experience  
  • Access to the Intertek Australia employee benefits program, which includes;  
  • Corporate health insurance plans 
  • Corporate banking options  
  • Intertek’s employee assistance program 
Global Expertise
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About the company  

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.  

About the role  

Located in the Caleb Brett laboratory in West Footscray, the Laboratory Assistant will be responsible for the registration of samples, assisting with preparation of samples for analysis in accordance with laboratory procedures and assisting other laboratory staff where required. The position may involve irregular, out of office hours and weekend work.  

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Receiving inbound items/samples for testing, examine and record through the relevant booking-in process and deliver test items/samples to the sample staging area. 
  • Maintaining work areas, records, and equipment in a clean, organized, and functional condition and segregate and dispose of all waste in accordance with laboratory arrangements. 
  • Monitoring the availability of the supplies needed for the above processes, and to make any needs for such supplies known to the Laboratory Manager. 
  • Completing work in a timely manner by following the priorities set, this includes but is not limited to picking up of samples, sample preparation, laboratory and instrumentation duties.  
  • Ensuring that all jobs are conducted in accordance with Intertek’s policies and procedures. 
  • Bringing to the attention of the Laboratory Manager any personal training requirements. 
  • General office functions and housekeeping as required.  

Skills and experience

The successful applicant will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent knowledge and/or training or;
  • Previous experience in a similar field  
  • Laboratory experience (highly desirable)  
  • A solid understanding of MS Office suite, internet and email is required  
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment  
  • Excellent organisational skills and self-motivation  
  • Ability to work unsupervised  
  • Sensitivity to deal with confidential information  

 Culture 

Intertek is a global organisation which respects diverse perspectives, experiences and traditions as essential, and values each employee’s contribution towards achieving its business objectives.  

Benefits you will enjoy  

  • A remuneration commensurate with experience  
  • Access to the Intertek Australia employee benefits program, which includes;  
  • Corporate health insurance plans 
  • Corporate banking options  
  • Intertek’s employee assistance program 

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