Laboratory Quality Technician

Location: Somerton Posted Date: January 17, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 566018 Careermine Job Id: 1829529
Laboratory Quality Technician
Job ID: 566018
Job type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Somerton
Categories: Sciences

Who we are
Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.
Position summary

Downer's Road Services business unit is one of the largest non-government owned road services businesses in Australia. We operate from a network of over 50 depots and maintain more than 33,000 km of road. Our Business is involved in many exciting ventures within the civil road industry throughout the country.

The NRDL is Downer's flagship laboratory, supporting R&D and consulting to a business that builds and maintains over 33,000km of roads nationally. We pride ourselves as leaders in the industry for innovation, technology and sustainability evidenced by initiatives such as our Recycled Toner modified roads.

We have a long-term career development opportunity for a Quality Co-ordinator to support the R&D and Blended Products QA laboratories. Overall this role will be responsible for the maintenance and improvement of existing quality systems, building and supporting new systems and ensuring compliance.

  • Tertiary Qualification in Science, Engineering or Materials (Background in Pavement Materials or Asphalt favourable)
  • Knowledge and experience in one of the following technology areas is desirable; Bituminous Binders, Bituminous Emulsions, Polymer Technology, Asphalt, Materials, Soils & Stabilisation, Pavement Preservation Materials, Product Design and Formulation.
  • Demonstrable and successful experience working in a Civil Engineering Technology Laboratory environment and quality system, preferably a NATA accredited facility is required
  • Experience in researching and understanding complex information to develop and implement technical solutions
  • A flair for problem-solving and formulating solutions
  • Strong safety focus - actively participate in and support Downer Zero Harm initiatives and strategies
  • Laboratory duties including sampling, sample preparation, testing, training, research, equipment checks, report preparation and maintenance in line with the laboratory quality system


  • Highly supportive, team-orientated organisation
  • A strong commitment to Zero Harm environment for all our employees and visitors
  • Competitive remuneration with on-going training and support
  • A long-term career opportunity for working with an ASX listed company

For more information please email: - please note applications will not be received via this email

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the closing date - applications may also close before this date.

"Notwithstanding the location of this position, all qualified Australian citizens and permanent residents from all locations are encouraged to apply".

Downer does not accept any unsolicited resume referrals from Recruitment Agencies. Please do not submit any resumes or associated profiles to the Downer careers portal or to any Downer employees. Downer will not pay any placement fees relating to unsolicited resume referrals.