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Senior Laboratory Analyst - Karratha

Date: 18-Jun-2022

Location: AU

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd

About Woodside

We know great results come from our people feeling valued, getting the support they need to reach their full potential as well as bring their whole self to work. We also recognise that enduring, meaningful relationships with communities are fundamental to maintaining our licence to operate.


Technology and innovation are essential to our long-term sustainability. We are growing our carbon and new energy businesses using technology to reduce emissions and the carbon footprint of our products. We are working to improving energy efficiency, offset emissions, reduce emissions intensity and explore options for lower-carbon energy. Woodside led the development of the LNG industry in Australia and is applying this same pioneering spirit to solving future energy challenges.


About the Role:

Reporting to the Laboratory Team Leader, this role is responsible for managing the laboratory quality system and NATA accreditation, to enable the Australian-based Woodside network of Onshore / Offshore assets to operate efficiently and effectively whilst maintaining reliable production volumes.


This role is responsible for the development and implementation of analytical methods and equipment to ensure safe, optimal and efficient laboratory services are delivered. The position also requires liaising with customers to ensure their sample requirements are met. There is an emphasis on continuous improvement to achieve an outstanding level of performance.


This position is available on a permanent basis and is based at our Karratha Supply Facility in Karratha. The successful candidate will be based residentially in Karratha.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the laboratory quality system, to the NATA terms of accreditation, taking remedial action, correcting erroneous data, and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence
  • Responsible for the quality assurance system for the use, care, maintenance and calibration of laboratory analytical equipment to NATA accreditation standards
  • Responsible for the examination and authorising, as a NATA signatory, the validity and accuracy of the analytical data presented on the COQ/COA for LNG, gas, condensate, LPG, environmental and process samples
  • Evaluate current and source new analytical methods and/or equipment for the laboratory to bring about improvements in operational integrity, cost effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Coordinate and manage non-routine project work, including development of testing schemes

Skills & Experience:


  • Tertiary qualification in Analytical Chemistry or related science discipline preferred
  • Knowledge of oil & gas industry preferred
  • Considerable demonstrated experience in a similar environment, preferably in the gas production or related industry
  • Knowledge of gas chromatography and ICP desirable
  • High level knowledge of instrument software, SAP and LIMS systems
  • Solid verbal, written and presentation communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office



Recognition & Reward:

What you can expect from us:

  • Commitment to your ongoing development, including on-the-job opportunities, formal programs, coaching and mentoring
  • Values in action
  • Industry-leading 16 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carer; plus secondary carer leave
  • Active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies, and Neurodiversity
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • Relocation assistance (if required)
  • A competitive remuneration package, featuring performance-based incentives, above-industry superannuation contributions and a generous health insurance allowance


Woodside is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce culture, which is supported by our Compass values. Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a truly diverse and high-performing workforce. 

We encourage diversity of age, nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical ability, cultural background, thinking styles, experience, family background, including carer commitments and education. Inclusion centres on all employees creating a climate of trust and belonging, where people feel comfortable to bring their whole self to work. We offer supportive pathways for all employees to grow and develop leadership skills. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those seeking a more flexible working environment, including part-time opportunities


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