Job Description

Company Description

We are SGS – the world's leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. Our 99,600 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world. 

Job Description

SGS is seeking a full time Chemist to join the team on Curtis Island. As this role is located on Curtis Island off Gladstone, SGS will relocate the successful candidate to Gladstone.

Responsibilities include however not limited to:

  • Laboratory operations and field sampling on the Curtis Is facility.
  • Testing of cargo for assay of LNG and reporting to market requirements.
  • Maintenance of equipment, sampling and analysis as required for HSE and production purposes and development and continual improvement of sampling and analysis procedures.
  • Provide chemical analysis of routine and non-routine samples as directed by the Client on an as required basis.
  • Instigate, direct and control off-site chemical analysis for environmental, in-process hydrocarbon and LNG product testing
  • Provide sample containers, collection, freight and analysis in a cost effective, timely, accurate and safe manner for off-site analysis.


The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in Chemistry or related discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in an oil and gas industry laboratory with particular experience in    sampling and analytical testing of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons or similar
  • Experience in the operation, optimisation and basic maintenance of analytical instruments, particularly gas chromatography, UV/Vis photometry and atomic spectroscopy instruments
  • Experience and hazard awareness associated with operating live gas plant sampling stations
  • Experience with NATA/ISO 17025 accreditation and the requirements for a chemical testing laboratory
  • Experience in the use of a LIMS

Additional Information


Working at SGS means joining an innovative, Global company. Here are some of the benefits to working for SGS. 

•    As a company, we have embraced the shift to flexible work
•    Sustainability is embedded in our culture and the way we do business
•    Paid parental leave
•    Paid time for volunteering day and blood donations
•    Corporate health & wellbeing offers
•    Ongoing learning & development 
•    Career development opportunities (Nationally and Globally)
•    SGS Rewards: Our employee benefits platform with access to retail and online discounts and cashback


SGS Australia supports a diverse workforce, 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.