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Water Quality Analyst Level 3 - Biology

  • LocationWest Ryde, NSW 2114
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 2 days ago
    Never published
  • Job no: AP7KY
  • Category: Customer Delivery, Laboratory Services
  • Offering Full Time permanent roles for Level 3 Water Quality Analysts
  • Located in West Ryde with a competitive base salary $80,266.05 plus superannuation!
  • Be apart of Sydney Water Laboratory Services Biology - Phycology Team

At Sydney Water, we’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of our customers and communities

About us

We have a proud heritage and a progressive future, providing world class drinking water and beautiful waterways from the mountains to the sea. We see the world is changing so we are changing too. Our people and their jobs are as diverse as the communities we serve.

About the role

Reporting to the Laboratory Manager you will:

  • Perform routine and non-routine analyses of freshwater and marine samples
  • Use a range of equipment in accordance with procedures to meet customer quality and time expectations and regulatory and operational requirements.

Daily duties include laboratory analysis of samples, data entry, quality control, checks and calibrations.

  • Biological analysis of water and wastewater products in accordance with procedures
  • Ability and willingness to learn new tasks, methods, instruments and equipment, as appropriate
  • Complete tasks on time, to expected quality and at the expected cost
  • Work cooperatively with team members to ensure customer requirements are met and operations are efficient
  • Demonstrate understanding of the quality system and quality requirements relevant to the position
  • Provide guidance in areas of quality and safety and provide relevant training - Work cooperatively with team members to ensure customer requirements are met and operations are efficient
  • Identify and report potential opportunities to optimise assets, equipment, systems and processes
  • Undertake problem solving and troubleshooting within the Laboratory and assist team members with problem resolution
  • Carry out internal audits or participate in them as required and in accordance with training provided
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and compliance with NATA accreditation requirements relevant to the role
  • Demonstrate willingness to cross train and be amenable to rotation through all areas of Laboratory Services, as appropriate
  • Work safely, undertake risk assessments and report hazards and incidents


About you

This is a laboratory-based role requiring a team member who can undertake collection and analysis of water samples with the following skills:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification (Degree and/or Certificate in Biology) or demonstrated several years’ experience within a related science discipline
  • Ability to work as part of a team or with minimum guidelines to achieve business goals
  • Experience conducting routine laboratory work (microscopy)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quality assurance systems including NATA accreditation and ISO 9000 and ISO 17025 quality requirements
  • Demonstrated communication skills including ability to liaise effectively and write clear and concise reports using software packages such as Word, Excel
  • Possess physical fitness to carry out microscopic analysis


  • Previous experience in microscopy, spectrophotometry and PCR techniques

Please send through your updated resume and a cover letter as part of your application, please ensure you address the About You section of the advertising text in your cover letter.

Please note, your cover letter is to be no longer than two (2) single sided pages. 


Application close date: Friday 20th May 2022

 Please see the position description for the role’s full accountabilities.

You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this role. For more information, you can contact

Sydney Water welcomes you to apply if you feel you meet the selection criteria. The successful completion of a Criminal History Check and Medical Assessment form part of the application process.

Please advise if you require any adjustments to actively participate in the application and recruitment process.

We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team who’ll appreciate what you bring to the table. You’ll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney.

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  • Closed 2 days ago - 20 May 2022