First listed on: 11 June 2019

Process Engineer

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CSIRO Mineral Resources works closely with our partners to deliver innovation to grow Australia's resource base, increase minerals processing productivity and drive the industry's social, economic and environmental performance for the benefit of the nation.

The role of the Process Engineer is to support a growth area which has capacity to deliver an ongoing revenue stream to the CSIRO Mineral Resources Processing Program. There are a large number of opportunities being progressed with minerals industry clients, manufacturers and engineering service companies globally, across alumina, gold and other commodities. Projects usually involve a mix of contracted and strategic technology development and testing. 

Your duties will include


  •  Your primary responsibility is to contribute to fluids measurement and process optimisation projects in the Processing Program through:

              o Hands-on laboratory usage of various types of fluids measurement                     equipment;
              o Custom design and assembly of mechanical prototypes and                                 experimental rigs for laboratory testing, including method                                   development, maintenance and troubleshooting;
              o Fieldwork such as set-up of fluids measurement instrumentation,                         data acquisition, and sample analysis;
              o Data processing and analysis, data quality assurance and control,                       data review and interpretation;
              o Preparation of technical reports, memoranda, plans, and proposals,                     with involvement in the preparation of papers and presentations for                     industry/conferences also expected.

Location: Clayton, VIC
Salary: AU$83,687 - AU$94,679 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 61917

To be successful you will need

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with a 2-3 years of relevant scientific or industrial experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a fluent and courteous manner, both orally and in writing, offering factual information supported by data, definitions, examples, illustrations or other aids, which will assist in conveying meaning.
  • Solid understanding of mechanical engineering concepts, as demonstrated by academic results and / or relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate underlying issues of complex and ill-defined problems and develop an appropriate response by adapting/creating and testing alternative solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work agilely and effectively as part of both large and small multi-disciplinary teams, and to proactively seek and consider the ideas and opinions of others from within and outside the team to help form decisions, plans or actions.
  • Demonstrated preparedness to change ideas or perceptions based on new information, contrary evidence or other people's points of view, and prepared to try out different approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognise and make immediate changes to improve performance (faster, better, lower cost, more efficiently, better quality, improved client satisfaction).

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

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To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Friday July 5th, 2019



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