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Technical Operator – SA

FMG Research is a division of FMG Engineering, a highly-regarded multi-disciplinary National Engineering Consultancy that provides services and solutions to the development, property, and urban infrastructure sectors. FMG Research is an independent NATA accredited laboratory that specialises in testing soils, concrete, and materials. With its state-of-the-art facilities and expert technicians, FMG Research provides high-quality testing services to clients across the construction and engineering industries.

About the role

Due to continued growth, we are seeking a Technical Operator to join our team and undertake laboratory testing. This is an entry-level position, and experience is not essential but advantageous. The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, be reliable, honest, willing to listen and learn, and have the ability to follow procedures methodically and take direction from senior staff.


  • Undertake routine laboratory testing of soil, concrete, and aggregates as instructed by supervising Soils Technician, in accordance with AS1289, AS1012, and AS1141
  • Carry out designated tests strictly in accordance with laboratory procedures
  • Ensure testing outputs are met and exceeded
  • Maintain and set up equipment for use in testing
  • Operate and calibrate instruments
  • Classify and log samples to AS1726

As the ideal candidate you will have: 

  • Good analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to follow procedures methodically and take direction

Your personal attributes should also include:

  • Strong work ethic and reliability
  • Ability to follow procedures methodically
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated and proactive

What we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program: A free service that includes counselling for you and your immediate family members

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter (outlining how your skills and attributes makes you suitable for this role) via email to

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