FIFO – Pilot Plant Technician

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FIFO – Pilot Plant Technician

Dawsons Engineering has an opportunity for an experienced Pilot Plant Technician to join our team at a mine site located West of Townsville.  This position is a casual contract with an expected 24-month duration, working 12-hour days where regular shift work will be required. This position is FIFO – Townsville ONLY.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct risk assessments & personal safety checklists
  • Safely follow work procedures and methods
  • Operation and maintenance of pilot plant and laboratory equipment
  • Contribute to plant safety improvements and modifications
  • Perform physical testwork and basic Laboratory analysis
  • Bulk sample collection and analysis
  • General plant housekeeping and waste management


Site / Location

FIFO - Townsville ONLY

Duration of Contract

Multiple Long Term Assignments

Start Date

End of January 2022

Days per week / Hours per day

8/6 DS -7/7 NS roster (rotating roster)

Site Requirements

  • Experience in a pilot plant or similar role highly regarded
  • Experience working within the mining/metallurgy industry highly regarded
  • Experience in a mining or production laboratory highly regarded
  • Mechanical mindset with the ability to work hands on with equipment
  • Understanding of chemicals/chemical processing highly regarded
  • Proficient computer skills essential
  • Ability to work well in a small team environment

Required trades

Pilot Plant Technician

Qty of personnel

  • Multiple roles at varying levels operating a Laboratory Scale Pilot Plant

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