First listed on: 26 November 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship - Laboratory Chemical Technician

  • Learn while you earn
  • Achieve a National Certificate qualification
  • Great work environment for people starting their careers

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Program is an initiative of the CSIRO Indigenous Engagement Strategy which seeks to significantly increase Indigenous employment nationally within CSIRO. Through this strategy, CSIRO aims to enhance the educational, employment, training and career development opportunities for people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

An opportunity exists for a trainee to join Energy to undertake a workplace-based traineeship. In this role you will learn to undertaking experiments to examine the fundamental causes of aerosol formation in a post combustion capture (PCC) plant.

The trainee will work with research and technical staff and assist in operating the CSIRO small scale PCC plant at Newcastle. This plant simulates the conditions for capture of CO2 at a coal fired power station and allows a large number of investigative experiments to be completed quickly. A range of analytical techniques are used to examine changes in the solvent and the trainee will be exposed to these techniques. The trainee will gain experience in operating small scale industrial apparatus and chemical processes.

Over the course of the traineeship, the successful applicant will undertake on-the-job training and complete a Nationally Accredited Qualification relative to their position. Upon successful completion of the training package the trainee will be considered for ongoing employment with CSIRO, if available.

To view the full position description for this traineeship please click the following link: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traineeship - Laboratory Chemical Technician.

Location: Newcastle, NSW
Duration: Specified term of approximately 2 years depending on course of study
Salary: $22,999 to $25,491 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Reference No: 46422

Open to people of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (Proof of Aboriginality will be required prior to confirming the appointment).  

How to Apply: 

  1. Resume/CV which includes a cover letter advising why you are interested in traineeship with CSIRO; and
  2. Confirmation of Aboriginality &/or Torres Strait Islander descent (this can be provided later if necessary). 

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Applications close: Monday 11 December 2017 or until filled

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