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Laboratory Operations Officer

  • LocationWest Ryde, NSW 2114
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 2 days
    Published on 4 Aug 2022
  • Job no: JHX4B
  • Category: Customer Delivery, Laboratory Services

Laboratory Operations Officer

  • Operation and Maintenance of Sydney Waters world class Laboratories
  • Permanent Position
  • Help support the Laboratory service delivery teams to shape the lifestyle of Greater Sydney
  • West Ryde Location

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

As Laboratory Operations Officer you shall be responsible for the maintenance of Sydney Water’s World Class Laboratories and associated buildings. You will be responsible for maintaining the operations in all conditions to meet product requirements that support our customer, and our safety and efficiency outcomes.

In your new role you shall deliver the Procurement, Warehousing, Licence Compliance, Customer Engagement, Hazardous waste management, Security liaison, Fleet Resourcing and Facilities Maintenance for the business. You shall be responsible for meeting Sydney Water safety and leadership expectations in your day to day duties in this role.

In this role you shall perform diagnosis and resolution for process and asset issues, communicate directly between our Laboratories and Field Sampling and Testing teams, execute on site process and asset checks, as well as perform maintenance tasks.

About you

You have relevant experience working within a Laboratory environment, and have exposure to quality, technical, environmental and safety management systems & processes within a complex working environment. You bring with you :


  • Tertiary qualifications in business/ engineering / science, or mechanical / electrical / instrumentation trade qualifications or equivalent experience
  • Sound computer skills particularly SAP systems, Quality systems, Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn and use customised software packages
  • Proven capabilities that would enable process and asset related diagnosis and maintenance in a laboratory environment
  • Demonstrated capability and commitment to improvement of customer and safety culture and efficiency outcomes
  • Exposure to safety, environment and quality management systems.
  • Good people skills and experience in coordinating internal and external service providers to perform maintenance and project works.
  • Ability to solve asset and process issues within capability
  • Valid driver's licence is essential. Forklift Licence is also required (or ability to obtain within 3 months of appointment).


Application close date: 21 August 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 recruitment@sydneywater.com.au

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.

As part of the application process, Sydney Water will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role. We will also use your personal information to establish a LiveHire talent profile in our Talent Community. We look at our Talent Community first when new opportunities come up when you apply for a role. Your personal information will be collected in accordance with LiveHire’s Terms, Privacy Policy and Sydney Water’s Privacy Collection Statement – Job Application 


  • Closes in 2 days - 21 Aug 2022
  • Published on 04 Aug 2022, 3:37 AM