The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) is part of the Australian Department of Defence dedicated to providing science and technology support for Australia’s defence and national security needs. DST Group is a national leader in safeguarding Australia by delivering valued scientific advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security.
The DST Fisherman’s Bend Site uses chemicals for a range of research activities in a variety of laboratories, so a centralised Chemical storage facility has multiple users.
The DST Group require an experienced Chemist to manage their Chemical Storage facility and Drum Store in line with Commonwealth Work Health & Safety (WHS) legislation – ensuring compliance for handling, storage (including compatibility requirements), labelling and safety data sheets maintenance. This includes covering the full acquisition cycle for managing inventory to meet interdepartmental needs. It also includes disposal of all chemicals at end of usable life and/or DST requirements according to the appropriate policies and regulations such as required by the Environmental Protection Authority.
In addition, the Chemist will provide subject matter expertise in the control of hazardous chemicals for the various research activities, including preparation and support to the laboratories, with a particular focus to the Specialised Coatings Technology Group (Maritime Division).
This is a contract role requiring the successful candidate to work 37.5 hours per week It is anticipated that it will be commencing September 2, 2019 until 1 August 2021. At this time, the contract will be reviewed for a further 12 month extension.
To be considered for this role you must apply ASAP!
Some of the tasks associated with this role include:
To be considered for this unique opportunity you MUST BE AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN and will need to meet the following criteria:
To have an initial discussion about this role in absolute confidence, please call our Head Office on 03 9516 0100.
In your communications relating to this position, kindly cite the job reference: CHEMSTOREMGMT0719
To apply, click the “Apply Now” button to send your resume to CS Executive Group. Remember to include a brief covering letter to address the above requirements.
Only candidates being considered for shortlisting for presentation to our client will be sent the formal selection criteria to address in more detail, which is part of CS Executive Group’s pre-screening process.
CS Executive Group would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of correspondence our recruitment team receives on a daily basis, we genuinely cannot respond to each application—only individuals being considered for shortlisting as candidates are contacted.
However, if on this occasion you’re unsuccessful, please note your details will be added to our Talent Pool database. All this means is that in future you might be contacted by one of our team of recruiters for other suitable roles.