Laboratory Chemist

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Talison Lithium
Perth, Australia

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Laboratory Chemist

Job ID: 11024
Job Views: 16
Location: Greenbushes
Post Code: 6254
Category: Laboratory & Scientific Services
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 08/05/2024


Greenbushes Lithium Operation

Residential Full Time Position

7:7 Dayshift Roster


Lithium plays a critical role in the transition to clean energy, and Talison Lithium is the world's leading lithium minerals producer with the largest high-grade ore body in the world - join us and be a part of the transition.

Talison Lithium aims to maximise local employment where possible by recruiting people who live in and around our local communities of Greenbushes, Bridgetown, Donnybrook, Nannup, Boyup Brook and Manjimup.

Job Requirements:

About the Role:

We are excited to announce that we are inviting applications for a new position in alignment with our ongoing operations - a Laboratory Chemist. Reporting into our Senior Laboratory team, the primary focus of this position is to ensure precision and accuracy of our analytical laboratory services, as provided to both our Greenbushes Lithium Operation and an external refinery.

The laboratory supports all operations on a 24/7 basis. As such, we are looking for a well-rounded chemist, with scope including - XRF, ICPOES, AAS, IC / Waters Chemistry, TOC, LIMS, and Automated Sizing Analysis. The successful incumbent will be supporting an existing busy geochemical laboratory, as well as helping select new technology to install and commission, whilst providing ongoing technical support into the future.

This a residential role, based at our Greenbushes Lithium Operation, on a 7:7 (12hr dayshift, even-time) roster. Company housing and relocation is on offer, but you must be prepared to live within our beautiful Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes during your time on site.


Responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrate safety awareness in Laboratory operations by example, whilst identifying and implementing safety improvements;
  • Assist in maintaining laboratory quality systems;
  • Conduct safety and quality audits;
  • Provide technical support for new and existing laboratory procedures;
  • Carry out non-routine analysis as required;
  • Provide technical support to laboratory staff;
  • Responsible for performance of all laboratory instrumentation;
  • Provide technical support for maintenance as required;
  • Identify technical issues in the laboratory and implement corrective actions; and
  • Utilise Business Improvement tools for Continuous Improvement of Laboratory analytical tasks.


About the Candidate:

The following qualification/s and competencies are considered desirable for this position:

  • Tertiary qualification / degree in Chemistry;
  • Five (5) years technical experience, preferably in mineral analysis laboratories;
  • Competency to Provide First Aid; and
  • Current ‘C' class Drivers Licence.


The incumbent should have the following skills and/or experience:

  • Competent in laboratory instrumentation techniques, operation and troubleshooting;
  • Understanding of laboratory safety regulations and standards;
  • Understanding of laboratory quality systems and their management;
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • High level of computer literacy.


Some of the many benefits of working with Talison include:

  • Flexible working environment;
  • Income protection insurance;
  • Life Insurance for company superannuation employees;
  • Maternity/paternity leave policy;
  • Salary sacrifice options for remote area housing, motor vehicles and superannuation; and
  • Participation in site performance-based incentive scheme.

How to Apply:

About Talison Lithium:

Talison supports many of the community projects, groups and sporting events our employees are involved in. Our future is within, and as part of, the community.

The Greenbushes Lithium Operation is located in a unique residential setting, near the town of Greenbushes atop the picturesque Darling Scarp. Being active in the broader community is integral to our core business values of safety, transparency and inclusiveness. We regularly carry out site tours for local school and community groups and promote education through Mine Open Days and community events.


Supporting a diverse workforce:

Talison strongly encourages applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of work experience. Talison takes pride in its unique location and the excellent work/life balance offering that our employees enjoy. Talison recognises that we are strengthened by diversity and is committed to providing a work environment where everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We are an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from all genders, cultures and identities.


How to Apply:

Please apply for this vacancy by including your Resume and Cover Letter with your application, on our Talison Careers portal.

This portal is accessible via all Talison Advertisements on Seek / LinkedIn, and directly at

We look forward to receiving your application for this vacancy.


This is role requires that you live or are willing to relocate to within 30 minutes of the Greenbushes Lithium Operation.

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