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SGS - Paget, QLD

Biotech, R&D, Science
Source: uWorkin

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Company Description

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

We are a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things, and we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential

Job Description

An exciting opportunity is available for a career in coal analysis as a Petrographer.

Reporting to the Senior Petrographer, your responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Carry out coal and coke petrographic analysis and microscopy
  • Carry out equipment maintenance and calibration
  • Calculate, assess results and initiate repeat analysis
  • Know and understand Health & Safety procedures
  • Maintain database of all results
  • Use your geological knowledge to study the composition, structure and other physical aspects of coal
  • Maintain NATA accreditation in accordance with relevant ISO, ASTM and AS methods


The successful candidate will have:

  • Degree in Science or Engineering (preferred)
  • Laboratory experience/skills
  • Microscope experience
  • Coal Analysis proficiency (preferred)
  • ICCP Accredited Petrographer (preferred)
  • Sound knowledge of preparation and analysis standards (preferred)

Additional Information

This position is Monday-Friday (afternoon shift), however additional hours may be required so flexibilty is essential.

It takes a certain type of person to succeed and enjoy this role, so we ask you to address the below questions in your cover letter to help us get an understanding of your suitability.

  • Tell us about a time your work or home project required you to concentrate for an extended period of time without interruption. How did you manage to stay on task? (For example when setting up a star gazing telescope)
  • Describe a situation where your attention to detail has paid off.
  • Tell us about a time when you had to obtain information in order to complete your work accurately and efficiently.
  • What motivates you to perform well and succeed in your role?
  • Describe the work environment or culture that you work best in.

We offer an open corporate and international culture, and a dynamic work environment in a leading global company. Our high professional standards and our sustainability approach guarantee you a future-oriented work environment. We invest in our employees for the long term and we are committed to supporting your development within the company.

SGS Australia supports a diverse workforce and providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our SGS Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). We truly believe the diversity among us will continue to foster a strong environment in the workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.