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  • 05/09/2023

Laboratory Supervisor (Bell Bay, TAS, AU)

About the role

Reporting to the Smelting, Planning and Technical Manager, you will be responsible for providing a safe, effective and timely sampling and analytical service for the plant. This service consists of analysis of export finished product, by-products, Raw Materials, Quality Control of product and Environmental analysis as required. This is performed by successful management of the laboratory in compliance to the NATA Scope of Accreditation.

Accountabilities include:

  • Lead, coach, and mentor direct reports including technical professionals to deliver on plan and build a high performing team that is safety oriented
  • Accountable for the preparation, testing and reporting on furnace tap samples, environmental, miscellaneous materials, raw materials, and plant water samples as requested/required
  • Manage the safe execution of work activities according to the daily plan in the Laboratory
  • Manage, review, and maintain all standards, procedures, analytical methods and equipment used within the performance of analytical services at the Company
  • Responsible for maintaining Laboratory operations and accreditation in line with NATA Regulations defining the Scope of Accreditation and , ISO17025:2017
  • Effectively engage with all relevant stakeholders regarding sample product quality and discrepancies
  • Comply with and actively participate in the continuous improvement of the Liberty Bell Bay Quality Management System as described in company policies, procedures, handbooks, manuals and other company documentation.
  • Maintain and manage relevant Laboratory databases to ensure data integrity
  • Manage and understand the duties specified in the Radiation Management Plan and act as site Radiation Safety Officer
  • Manage Legionella and bacterium control for all site Cooling Towers and provide annual License information to George Town Council.
  • Act as License holder and manage use of Hydrofluoric acid.


About your experience

We are looking for an experienced Laboratory Supervisor with strong technical/scientific mindset and a focus on safety who can collaborate, build productive relationships and take accountability. You will have highly developed computer skills and have the ability to troubleshoot and solve complex problems.

You will also have:

  • A tertiary degree in Science, Chemistry or related field
  • Post graduate qualification/experience in Business Management or Environmental Chemistry (highly regarded)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Analytical Chemistry
  • Background in Mining, Minerals, Power, Manufacturing or Heavy Industry
  • Leadership capability as demonstrated by ability to
  • achieve results and problem solve through the utilisation of your team
  • select, develop, coach and mentor employees resulting in improved engagement, diversity and organisational capability
  • Demonstrated safety focus and compliance / improvement of safety in the working environment
  • Demonstrated experience in high level decision-making that directly impacts an operation within multi-functional teams
  • Understanding of instrumental analytical techniques
  • Understanding of NATA Regulations & GLP (Good Laboratory practice)
  • Knowledge of sampling and sample preparation techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in driving process improvements initiatives
  • Have the demonstrated ability to work effectively in a cross functional team orientated environment at all levels of the organisation


About our team

GFG Alliance has an agile, entrepreneurial culture with high energy, strong levels of ambition, and sustainable growth plans. This brings opportunities for GFG’s people and businesses to flourish and develop. We work with our people to determine how we can grow our business and our future.

Liberty Bell Bay is Australia’s only ferro-alloy producer, operating four submerged arc furnaces and a Sinter Plant to produce high-carbon ferromanganese, silicomanganese and sinter.

About Bell Bay
This role will be based at Bell Bay, 50km north of Launceston. Tasmania offers a unique lifestyle choice with short commute times, easy access to a wide range of leisure activities, affordable housing, well-regarded schools, a vibrant cultural and sporting scene and welcoming communities.


Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey.


We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to responding to every applicant.