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#Job – Laboratory Technician DIDO Cairns

Auctus Resources is re-establishing and expanding operations at the former Mungana mine site located approximately 16 kilometres from Chillagoe, 200 km west of Cairns. The operation consists of two underground mines feeding a process plant capable of producing multiple Zinc, Copper, Lead and precious metals concentrates.

Auctus Resources is seeking to appoint a passionate and driven Laboratory Technician, someone who can follow instructions and is eager to learn. Reporting to the Laboratory Supervisor/Chemist, and working within a small driven team, you will be responsible for safely conducting the work involved in processing, analysing and reporting results of geological, metallurgical and environmental samples.

DIDO from Cairns (bus provided) 2:1 roster (Nightshift/Dayshift) 12 hr. days

The core accountabilities of the position are:-

  • Maintaining sample / data integrity through all levels of laboratory processing.
  • Familiarity with computer databases required.
  • Be organised and able to carry out laboratory orientated tasks safely and efficiently mindful of the necessity for fast turn-around required in a processing environment .
  • Preparation of samples using a crusher / rotary splitter and subsequent  milling will be required in this position .
  • Safe handling of chemicals.
  • Familiarity with laboratory  instrumentation Agilent  AAS , MP4200 viewed favourably .
  • Preparation of standard solutions ,data collection and reporting of results, cleaning of glassware after use .
  • Maintain and foster an exceptional work ethic, observing safety regulations and compliance with Auctus Resources policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a safe, contaminant free work environment.
  • Calibration, maintenance and cleaning of equipment and laboratory.
  • Ensure quality control is maintained.
  • Safe and environmental compliant management of analytical reagents, chemicals and laboratory wastes.
  • Understand and work within the Auctus Resources OHS&T system and processes. Take part in investigations into workplace incidents and breeches.

To be successful, the candidate will have:-

  • Strong character with sound work ethics capable of conducting themselves in a professional manner over a 12 hour shift  within a processing orientated laboratory environment in a remote site environment;
  • Commitment to safe working practices;
  • Strong problem solving, analytical skills and understanding of quality control;
  • Capable of working independently whilst maintaining data integrity with the ability to maintain internal and external relationships;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Strong computer skills (i.e. MS Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint).


  • Associate Diploma / Diploma in Applied Chemistry or Chemistry;
  • Laboratory Skills Certification with associated hands on experience;
  • Gold analysis.
 Applications should be emailed direct to careers@auctusminerals.com.au quoting “Laboratory Technician” in the subject line.

Applications close Monday 17th of July 2017.

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