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Golder Associates Laboratory 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 has a new opportunity for an Laboratory Technician to join our team based in Perth on a full-time basis. You will be working with driven professionals across multi-discipline groups to deliver a wide variety of contaminated land projects in Perth and across wider Western Australia.

Key duties and responsibilities will include

  • Undertake routine field and laboratory tests on soil, aggregate, rock and other materials e.g. geosynthetics, in line with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) standards.

  • Conduct testing of soil grading, Atterberg limits, compaction, CBR and routine field testing.

  • Assist with the maintenance, calibration and set up of equipment for use in testing in line with NATA standards.

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

  • Undertake classification and testing of samples for analysis with senior review.

  • Undertake basic calculations and data entry for reporting in line with NATA standards.

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

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Some experience in laboratory testing of soil and rock to NATA standards is an advantage although full training will be provided.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office programs.

  • Excellent attention to detail with strong literacy and numeracy skills (written and verbal)

  • Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques or equivalent preferred, but not essential.

  • Construction Induction Card (White Card).

  • Manual drivers licence.

  • Understand and follow Golder health, safety and environment policies and procedures.

  • Display a safety first attitude and always be conscious of health and safety.

  • Identify and report hazards, near misses and incidents in the HSE Learnings Database.

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

  • Actively eliminate and control hazards related to routine and non-routine tasks on a daily basis using the hazard control hierarchy.

Your benefits at Golder will include

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Great company environment & culture

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialised engineering and consulting organisation with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our 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 & gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

At Golder, we care about our people – we operate with integrity and embrace diversity. 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: Laboratory Technician

Location: AUS-West Perth

Requisition ID: 21001885