Chemical Technician at Central QLD ( R'hampton/Gladstone )

Job Description

The Chemical Technician role ensures optimum chemistry conditions in the unit cycle, water treatment plant, cooling towers and other equipment.

About Stanwell:

Stanwell provides the spark for a bright future, and that future starts now. With our corporate office in Brisbane’s CBD and sites in the South Burnett and Rockhampton regions, we are a supplier of energy solutions to Queensland, the National Electricity Market, and large energy users throughout Australia. With more than 3,000 MW of renewable generation projects and firming capacity under development, we have an extensive renewable energy pipeline, with a goal of 9 to 10 GW of renewable energy and between 3 and 3.5 GW of energy storage in place by 2035.

We care. We adapt. We deliver. These values are the driving force behind everything we do. And as we grow and deliver that pipeline of projects in the coming years, we will continue to serve our communities and deliver the power that Queensland needs.

About the role

This is a full-time opportunity located at Stanwell Power Station, Rockhampton.

The Chemical Technician role ensures optimum chemistry conditions in the unit cycle, water treatment plant, cooling towers and other ancillary equipment. This role is expected to conduct routine maintenance tasks, monitor the condition of the plant, identify excursions, and investigate causes and carry out laboratory analytical functions, with the intention of preventing plant excursions and environmental non-compliance. Chemical Technicians are required to perform routine maintenance, will be required to perform operational activities within the water treatment and chemical plants and will be required to coordinate work party activities in accordance with the relevant policies, procedures, and standards. 

Key activities include:

  • Working in a chemical work group within a multi-discipline team.
  • Review and report chemical plant data regarding chemical processes.
  • Monitor plant performance issues, possible maintenance and production issues.
  • Maintain reliability of plant and equipment and have a sense of ownership for areas of plant.
  • Ensure that compliance across a range of areas is maintained.

About you

The following qualifications and skills are required:

  • Associate Degree or Bachelors of Science in Chemistry or working towards completion of.
  • Experience within a chemical environment is essential.
  • Strong background in analytical theory and technical competency with laboratory analysis.
  • Experience in the maintenance of a modern thermal power station or heavy industry.
  • Plant performance and efficiency monitoring.


  • 12.75% employer contribution to superannuation
  • Access to Bright Spark – our rewards, recognition and discounts platform
  • Weekly pay
  • Contributions for IP/TPD insurance units 
  • 4 day work week / Flexible work arrangements
  • Buses provided from Gracemere and Rockhampton
  • On-site canteen services
  • Relocation packages available
  • Incentive scheme
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives (e.g. skin checks, flu vaccines)
  • Access to learning and development on and off the job
  • Exceptional safety culture
  • Plus, a whole lot more!

What’s next?

To submit your application, please apply online with your CV.

Applications close: Wednesday 22 May at 11:55pm.

Further information on Stanwell can be found online at

As part of the recruitment process, you may be required to undertake pre-employment checks (may include police checks, AusCheck, medical assessment and/or drug and alcohol testing). 

Inclusion and diversity is an important part of shaping Stanwell’s culture and how our workplace operates. We recognise and value that it’s essential to creating a safe, inclusive, and productive workplace.

We are proactive about giving our people opportunities to excel and truly be themselves. We enable this through diversity, fairness, and flexible work practices.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Notice to Placement Agencies and External Recruiters:
If you are a placement agency or external recruiter, please do not submit resumes to Stanwell prior to having a signed staffing agency agreement with Stanwell. Stanwell is not liable for and will not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by an agency other than its approved suppliers. Furthermore, any resumes received from a placement agency or external recruiter in absence of an agreement will be considered by Stanwell and may be forwarded to internal recruiters for their information.