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Golder Associates Tailings Technician in Osborne Park, Australia

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Golder has a new full-time opportunity within our team for a Tailings Technician, based in Perth where you will support our engineering team to undertake specialist laboratory testing, primarily on tailings samples. In addition, you will gain experience with field and laboratory testing on soil, aggregate, rock and other materials.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in preparing samples for specialist tailings tests.

  • Undertaking settling and air-drying tests under direction.

  • Undertaking geotechnical characterisation tests on tailings sample.

  • Assisting in placing and removing samples from devices and assisting in setting up new equipment

  • Maintaining, calibrating, and setting up equipment for use in testing in line with NATA standards.

  • Providing support with the shipping, receiving, logging, handling, storage, and disposal of samples.

  • Undertaking classification and testing of samples for analysis, basic calculations, and data entry for reporting in line with NATA standards.

  • Liaising with internal and external clients, with a focus on delivering against project deadlines

  • Actively raising HSE issues with peers, contractors and visitors and assisting in seeking resolution for identified issues.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques or equivalent, or a willingness to undertake.

  • Experience in laboratory and field testing of soils to NATA standards.

  • Experience with tailings/mine waste is desirable.

  • Maintain a high level of quality and integrity in all laboratory activities.

  • Demonstrate attention to detail.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office programs and basic mathematical skills.

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbally with a client service focus.

  • Manual drivers’ licence.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading specialised employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 155 offices in more than 40 countries, Golder's 7,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialised skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

At Golder, we care about our people – we operate with integrity and embrace diversity. Our ownership structure affords us the opportunity to invest in our careers and take pride in something we truly own.

All qualified applicants who meet the specific criteria outlined above including the special opportunity criteria are encouraged to apply for this role.

Please note: Golder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.


Title: Tailings Technician

Location: AUS-Osborne Park

Requisition ID: 20001950