Coal Technician

Job Description

Company Description

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 96,000 employees operate a network of 2,700 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

Our Energy Minerals Division provides high-quality, independent coal analysis and services to many Australian and international coal companies.  We have NATA accredited (ISO/IEC 17025) coal laboratories servicing all major coal ports in Australia and have significant involvement with the superintending of coal exported overseas, quality control at mine sites / power plants and borecore evaluation.


Job Description

Your key responsibilities in this role will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide and maintain high quality, accurate and timely work.
  • Ensuring everyone is aware of the safety environment.
  • Assisting with preventative maintenance and calibration of preparation equipment.
  • Prioritisation of urgent samples and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Operation of analytical, manual analytical and preparation equipment.
  • Compliance with analytical methods, procedures and SGS Quality Systems.
  • Contributing to a safe workplace by conducting risk assessments, addressing hazards, and implementing improvements.
  • Maintain a high standard of general housekeeping.
  • At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct.



SGS is looking for candidates who come from a fast-paced background. Successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Coal sampling, preparation and testing experience preferred, but not essential
  • MSIC and Port experience highly regarded
  • Forklift License (desirable)
  • Good computer skills, Excel proficiency beneficial and previous experience with data management programs (highly regarded)
  • Previous experience in general mineral laboratory environment preferred
  • Ability to work on shifts and rosters
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and under tight deadlines


Additional Information

SGS is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. SGS may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 based on mandated state government/client requirements or in line with SGS policy. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and duties performed. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status will be required

Working at SGS means joining an innovative, global Company. Let’s break down what that means for you.

  • As a Company, we have embraced the shift to flexible work. We encourage our employees, wherever operationally possible, to work in arrangements that support a work-life balance.
  • We’re a Company who believe our impact on society is important, so Sustainability is embedded in our culture and the way we do business.
  • Paid Parental leave scheme for 8 weeks for eligible employees.
  • We are driven to ensure we have a positive impact on our local communities through paid employee volunteering days and regularly encouraging time off to donate blood.
  • Health & Wellbeing is important to us, which is why we offer annual health club membership rebates and discounted private health insurance, as well as a supportive Employee Assistance Program.
  • Ongoing learning & development is vital to the success of any Company. We believe in investing in our employees, so we offer education assistance programs and encourage the use of our online learning platform.
  • Career Development Opportunities (nationally and Globally)

SGS Australia supports a diverse workforce and we encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities, and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our SGS Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). We truly believe the diversity among us will continue to foster a strong, innovative and forward-thinking workplace.

SGS Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.