Technical Assistant
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
27/02/2020
  • Initial 12-month contract within a polymer formulation laboratory
  • Multinational Company offering a friendly & supportive environment
  • Located in the Western suburbs of Melbourne

 

CLIENT

Our client, a multinational, high-profile company, is a leading provider of polyurethane solutions. Servicing the adhesives, coatings, and elastomers market, they are a company of choice for developing tailor-made solutions.

From heavy-duty coatings to adhesives and sealants for packaging, manufacturing and flooring applications, our client can provide adhesive, coating, and elastomer formulations through their ready access to an extensive family of off-the-shelf and customisable polyurethane raw materials, components, and system solutions.

 

ROLE

Reporting directly to the Senior Technical Service Officer, the role of Technical Assistant will be to provide support within a laboratory setting—this position involves spending time formulating blends and also subjecting them to testing.

Ideally, we are looking for a person who is able to work autonomously, as well as collaboratively, and has proven project management skills. An outgoing nature is ideal for this role that has the potential to become a permanent position, which will ultimately involve greater interaction with the client’s customers.

The initial 12-month contract will require working full-time hours (i.e., 38 hours per week) and, employed on an ongoing casual basis for the hours worked, the employer during this period shall be CS Executive Group (Labour Hire License No: VICLHL01251).

Some of the responsibilities associated with this role include:

  • Managing of multiple concurrent projects, which are at various stages of evaluation;
  • Working alongside the Senior Technical team on product formulations;
  • Conducting routine testing (both wet chemistry & physical testing) of sample blends destined for evaluation by a customer;
  • Maintaining meticulous records with an assigned laboratory notebook;
  • Collating documentation associated with blended chemicals (i.e., BOM and SDS information); and
  • Handling of bulk chemicals in drums using appropriate carrying/lifting equipment.

Our client will provide all of the necessary training opportunities need in order for the successful candidate to be able to fulfill the duties assigned to the Technical Assistant.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

To be successful in your application you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum of a bachelor degree in chemistry, preferably with some industry experience within a laboratory setting;
  • Confidence with the consistent formulation of small-scale test batches of blends of polyurethane-based products for various customer applications;
  • Knowledge of wet chemistry techniques (e.g., determination of pH and water content by Karl Fischer titration);
  • Ability to use an FTIR instrument to obtain spectrophotometric measurements;
  • Proven time management skills, which enable activities associated with several projects to be undertaken in parallel;
  • Competency in record keeping, using a laboratory notebook issued by the client, and with collating scientific documentation to be provided to customers; and
  • Physical capability to safely handle large drums of chemicals using designated lifting equipment, as provided by the client.

You will need to be able to portray your enthusiasm for working in a setting relating to industrial chemicals and draw upon examples of your prior use of your initiative in real-life situations.

Our client will afford anyone with relevant industry experience the opportunity to further their career through this position of Technical Assistant. However, given the on-the-job training opportunities available, recent graduates with a chemistry degree are also strongly encouraged to apply for this role as an entry-level position.

 

APPLICATIONS

For a confidential discussion about this exciting opportunity please contact Helen Patronis on 0438 620 434.

Alternatively, if you would like to enquire electronically, please email [email protected]

In any communications relating to this opportunity, kindly cite the following job reference:

TECHAST0220

To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply Now‘ button then send your current resume and a cover letter to CS Executive Group.

 

THANK YOU

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 those applicants 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.