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Golder Associates Lab Technician in West Perth, 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 have been contracted to provide technical and hands on support for the construction of a large groundwater barrier wall approximately 1.5 km long and up to 100 m deep. Works will include the construction of a cut-off wall using slurry trench technology and an underlying curtain constructed using drilling and grouting methods. The project is in the Pilbara region of WA, will involve rostered FIFO work with a combination of day and night shifts supporting a 24/7 construction schedule. This is a rare opportunity to be involved in this type of ground improvement project for one of Australia’s major mining companies.

Currently we are looking for Laboratory Technicians who have site-based experience within construction and mining projects for fixed term contract roles.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Operating, cleaning and maintaining testing and laboratory equipment (e.g., compressive strength testing, particle size distribution, moisture contents, etc.);

  • QA/QC sampling collection, testing and data recording;

  • Preparing testing reports and coordinating shipping of samples for off-site high-end testing;

  • Working with Project Engineers, Site Technicians and wider team to complete day to day duties;

  • Supporting Technical Site Manager, Site Co-Ordinator and other team members as required;

  • Promoting a strong HSE culture, supporting and complying with the project HSE requirements and processes.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Possession of relevant certificates/qualifications or experience;

  • Site-based (mining/construction) experience, including FIFO or remote location work will be highly regarded;

  • Relevant laboratory experience (soil, rock and concrete testing) will be highly regarded;

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with excellent time management skills;

  • Demonstrated commitment to occupational health & safety;

  • High attention to detail, thorough and diligent at work tasks, a self-starter;

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite;

  • Open Australian drivers licence (automatic or manual)

  • First aid qualification highly regarded

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

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: Lab Technician

Location: AUS-West Perth

Requisition ID: 20001957