Do you have an Engineering or Science background, or are you currently studying in a related field?
Part-time opportunity to join an innovative, well-established global business!
Competitive remuneration plus ongoing avenues for career development!

About Knauf Plasterboard

Knauf is a multinational supplier of plasterboard, metal and associated products with over 34,000 staff across 130+ countries and over 250 plants / manufacturing sites. Synonymous with quality and innovation, Knauf’s global success stems from purposeful decision-making, courageous innovation, investment and its employees.

A key part of their Australian division, Knauf Plasterboard has 4 manufacturing plants across the country, in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, which each operate under a strict quality assurance system and manufacture to relevant Australian standards.

Knauf celebrates diversity in its workforce and values the contributions of all employees. They welcome talent from all sectors of the community and are committed to maintaining a workplace free from discrimination, bullying and harassment.

About the Opportunity

Knauf now has an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Technician to join their team in Altona, VIC on a part-time basis.

Reporting to the Performance Manager, this role is primarily responsible for completing routine testing as defined by the Quality System for both the plasterboard line and compounds.

Your key responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

Sampling and testing raw materials, works in progress and finished goods against specification;
Testing competitor products and internal trials;
Assisting in the conduction of plant trials;
Preparing and issuing technical test reports and following up in a concise and timely manner;
Communicating all test results of concern or out of specifications; and
Other duties as assigned from time to time.

You will be required to work approximately 20 hours per week between Monday to Friday.

Who is Knauf looking for?

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Engineering or Science student, or someone with a related background who is looking for a part-time commitment.

On-the-job training will be provided and you will be working closely alongside other members of your team. No technical experience is necessary, provided you are enthusiastic and open to learning.

You must be a strong communicator who is able to demonstrate a positive work ethic in both team environments and when working autonomously. You will need to demonstrate strong organisational skills with high attention to detail and the ability to achieve results within tight deadlines when required.

Current students are encouraged to attach your transcripts to your application.

Please note: This role will require you to be able to lift a load of 20kg repetitively.

About the benefits

These are the things that Knauf is proud to offer their people:

PRIDE: Join the leaders in lightweight construction materials.

OPPORTUNITY: Progress your career in a performance culture that spans 80 countries.

REWARD: Fulfil your potential, be recognised for your commitment to succeed and drive your own future.

SUSTAINABILITY: Be part of a global company that has thrived since 1932 and is passionate about thriving into the future through economic, social and environmental sustainability.

CHANGE: Challenge yourself by embracing innovation and growth with us.

In addition to the above, you will be rewarded an attractive remuneration package, commensurate with skill and experience.

Knauf has a strong commitment to personal development, with a focus on mentorship and a supportive team environment that values individual growth. In addition, you’ll enjoy genuine opportunities for career development within the department and wider business.

If you’re a confident leader ready to take the next step in your career – Apply Now!

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