Current Opportunities

Trainee and Experienced Soil Technicians

West End, QLD

The Roles

Douglas Partners is seeking trainee and experienced Soil Technicians to work in our Brisbane Laboratory.

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable people to join our team. You will work closely with our Laboratory Manager and senior staff and will be trained to perform soil testing in accordance with relevant national and state standards. The position consists of hands on testing, analytical assessment on data and or the preparation of test reports.

Experienced Technicians:

The successful candidates will possess:

  • Ideally between 1 – 3 year’s proven experience in construction materials testing (including major projects);
  • Experience in Level 1 Earthworks supervision to AS3798 – highly regarded
  • Have the ability to supervise other employees;
  • A solid understanding of Australian Standards for soil, aggregate and concrete testing;
  • Manual driver’s licence – highly regarded;
  • OH&S Induction card;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team;
  • A current Nuclear Gauge Licence;
  • Minimum Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques;
  • Previous NATA signatory experience would be an advantage.

Trainee Technicians:

The successful candidates will possess:

  • a high level of initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm and be a team player.
  • excellent communication skills, motivation and commitment to deliver work to the highest standard will be highly regarded.
  • a valid driver's licence, manual preferable;
  • be able travel to construction sites around Brisbane and close regional area.

This is an outstanding opportunity to develop your career with a company that values their employees and knows what is required to continue personal growth. These positions would allow the successful candidates to undertake studies in laboratory operations, paid for by the company. There is also the potential for travel between our various laboratories or for project work.

To Apply

If you believe you have the ‘right stuff’ to thrive in this role, then please fill out your details below. With your application please provide the following:

  • A brief cover letter; and
  • A resume and any work experience references.

School leavers are encouraged to apply.

This position is available to people with Australian work rights. (Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)

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