1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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3112-11 Chemistry Technical Officer

Performs chemical laboratory tests on solid materials, liquids and gases, analyses test data and carries out technical functions in support of Chemists or Chemical Engineers.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • conducts complex experiments, test and analyses according to procedures
  • prepares charts, sketches, diagrams and flow-charts and compiles data
  • participates in fabricating, installing and modifying equipment, to ensure that critical standards are met
  • controls the quality and quantity of laboratory supplies by testing samples and monitoring usage
  • may assist in preparing technical reports and documents for publication
  • may be responsible for maintaining standards of raw material supplies and ensuring prescribed procedures are followed in production environments

Specialisations:
Chemical Instrumentation Officer
Chemical Process Analyst

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