Construction Materials Testing Technician - Experienced

Job Description

About the role

Coffey Testing is currently seeking an experienced and motivated Technician to join our Coffey Testing Rockhampton Laboratory team who are vital in ensuring the quality and safety of the construction materials used in some of Australia’s largest rail, mining and infrastructure projects.  Here at Coffey Testing, our mission is "We work with the best, because only the best want what Coffey Testing can provide...peace of mind". We are built on teamwork to ensure we deliver quality results, safely to our clients and recognise that without the hard work of our people, this would not be possible. 

This role will involve: 

  • Undertaking a variety of manual tasks in the field and in the laboratory, including preparing and testing soil, aggregates & concrete samples;
  • Completing the following tests - Triaxials, permeabilities, aggregates, rock testing and materials;
  • Liaising with Coffey Testing’s client onsite on testing schedules, procedures and results, representing the Coffey Testing brand;
  • Ensuring testing is performed in accordance with industry standards (AS1289, AS1012);
  • Undertaking routine quality assurance checks and calibrations, ensuring all equipment is maintained; and
  • Ensuring accuracy of test results and timely output of work.

About you

The ideal candidate will have experience in quarry testing, and will demonstrate some or all of the following criteria:

  • Has demonstrated experience in laboratory and field testing in soils, aggregates and/or concrete to relevant standards (AS1289, AS1141, AS1012);
  • Has an understanding of NATA ISO/IEC 17025 requirements;
  • NATA approved Signatory;
  • Ideally holds a current NDM Radiation license (highly advantageous);
  • Holds a current manual driver's licence;
  • Demonstrates an unwavering commitment to quality assurance and workplace safety and;
  • Is physically fit and able to perform a manual labour-intensive role which includes heavy lifting.
  • The successful applicant will undergo a medical assessment including a drug & alcohol screen as part of our recruitment process. 

Why Coffey Testing?

Here at Coffey Testing our employees are our biggest asset and we want our employees to experience job satisfaction. At Coffey Testing we have a range of employee benefits we offer nationally across the business; 

  • Investment in our employees growth and development through both internal and company funded external training;
  • Opportunities to travel;
  • Company initiatives such as monthly lab events and a recognition & reward program;
  • Supportive and friendly team environment;
  • Covered by an Enterprise Agreement offering above Award conditions;
  • Health & Wellness initiatives; Additional paid parental leave; and
  • Career advancement opportunities. 

As one of Australia’s largest construction materials testing providers, we’ve been delivering testing services to the transport infrastructure, oil and gas and mining industries for over 50 years. We have an extensive network of permanent and site-specific testing facilities located across Australia, including in some of Australia’s most remote locations.

With that amount of experience and millions of tests under our belt – our clients choose us to provide deep insights into the properties of the materials they’re dealing with.

We apply specialised testing and analysis services, using international best practice and conformance standards to achieve detailed, quality results. We provide independent NATA accredited testing services.


We believe in equal opportunity
At Coffey Testing, we pride ourselves on having a culturally diverse workforce and embrace the notion of equity.

We value the different talents, experiences and perspectives a culturally diverse workforce brings to our business.