Waste Process / Laboratory Technician

    • Key hands-on role on a world class operational site
    • Permanent full-time Fifo position
    • Growth and development potential

The Company

Tellus Holdings Ltd (‘Tellus’) is an innovative environmental services business focused on safely cleaning up Australia of its hazardous waste. We do this at our world-class geological repository that permanently manages the disposal of hazardous materials. With a culture that values being the safest place for its people and hazardous materials, trust and passion, Tellus currently operates Australia’s first commercial geological repository in regional WA and has several other geological repository and circular economy projects in the pipeline.

The Opportunity

Reporting to our Senior Chemist, the role will be based at our operational facility – Sandy Ridge.

The Sandy Ridge Facility is a remote residential site, with FIFO from Jandakot, Perth or DIDO from regional towns. Our operations are day shift only, working currently on a 7:7 roster. The project has a design life of at least 25 years and operates with a team of between 12 and 15 Tellus staff and contractors (per swing).

The position offered presents a unique opportunity to apply your chemistry experience in a practical environment, where you would be directly involved in the operation’s verification and immobilisation activities to safely handle and store hazardous materials.

Working closely with both our on-site and off-site teams across a number of disciplines, you will spend your day between on-site activities “out in the field”, data analysis and input and have access to a fully equipped onsite laboratory for waste sample analysis and experimentation.

Role Requirements

Ideally you will hold a Bachelors degree in Chemistry. Environmental sciences or similar is ok, however you will need to demonstrate strong chemistry knowledge.

You must also hold a current WA C Class Driver’s License, as on-site driving is a necessary part of the role.

Good computer skills, including using spreadsheets and writing reports, will help you in this role, as you will be required to conduct various analysis and sampling exercises and prepare their required reports.

The final essential requirement is a hunger for continual learning and the need and skill to problem solve and work in a team that is innovative in how they assess, immobilise and store hazardous materials.

The tasks involved in the role will include:

  • Sampling of waste deliveries (bulk and packaged materials)
  • Operating waste characterisation; geotechnical; desktop and in-field environmental monitoring and laboratory equipment; and
  • Assisting in the upkeep of the laboratory services onsite including conducting calibration and daily maintenance of all sampling and laboratory equipment, constantly checking and updating labels of all wastes stored on-site
  • Assisting with the operation and cleaning of our waste immobilization plant and site environmental monitoring activities

If you have previous waste industry experience in a similar role; have good knowledge of the dangerous goods storage requirements; – fantastic!

However – if you don’t, that is ok as we welcome applications from recent graduates and will provide the required training you need to be successful in the team.

If you would like further information on the role or who Tellus is, please contact us via hr@tellusholdings.com. Confidential discussions are welcome.

Next Steps

Apply for the role. You can do this by sending through your CV and by giving us a short introduction about who you are and what you are passionate about and are looking for and why we should consider you for the role.

Please send these details through to us via hr@tellusholdings.com by Monday 27th March.

Looking forward to hearing from you and for you to potentially join the team here at Tellus.

No recruitment agencies please, we prefer to hear directly from candidates.

Tellus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages and supports First Nations People to apply.

Tellus also recognises the value and unique experiences of our Veterans and supports applications from the Veteran community.

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