First listed on: 30 August 2017

Mechanical Engineer / Metrologist, National Measurement Institute

The National Measurement Institute (NMI), a division within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, is Australia's peak measurement body responsible for biological, chemical, legal, physical and trade measurement. NMI is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading national metrology institutes. Our 330 staff deliver cutting edge measurement services and research from unique facilities across Australia.

The team at NMI’s Londonderry Flow Facility develops and maintains Australia’s primary standards for liquid and high-pressure hydrocarbon flow. From this unique national facility they deliver specialised consultancy, calibration and other measurement services to clients in the liquid fuels and transport industries.

Working with the leading technical experts in flow metrology in Australia, you will:

  • deliver timely, high quality calibrations of flowmeters using unique in-house systems for CNG, petrol, diesel and LPG, under an ISO17025 quality system, and at the highest levels of accuracy achievable internationally
  • liaise with clients and develop effective relationships with key stakeholders in industry, the research community, and international standards laboratories
  • use your broad physics and engineering skills to contribute to both the development of new calibration systems and to ongoing efforts to increase automation and improve efficiency
  • be actively involved in contributing to the ongoing research to understand, quantify, and reduce measurement uncertainties and validate new experimental techniques.

In the longer term you are expected to develop deep and comprehensive knowledge of the field of hydrocarbon flow measurement and of the operation, design and limitations of a wide range of relevant commercial and research equipment.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 2 years of experience in the calibration of liquid-hydrocarbon flow meters under a 17025 quality system, including uncertainty analysis.

This recruitment process is being used to fill a current ongoing Science & Technical Level 5 or 6 position commensurate with relevant skills and experience.

Please refer to the department's Careers pages for further information about this role.

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