Coal Technician (Paget)

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.

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Coal Technician to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for the accurate and timely preparation and analysis of coal and other related samples, ensuring compliance with the appropriate international standards. This is a full-time, permanent position based in Paget, QLD.

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

  • Provide and maintain high quality, accurate and timely work.
  • Perform duties of all routine shipping and exploration project sampling, preparation and analysis.
  • Ensure 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.


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

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

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.