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Senior Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician

Reserve Bank of Australia

Melbourne, Victoria

Craigieburn location
Attractive Salary and Benefits
On-going, full time position

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), as Australia's central bank, conducts monetary policy, works to maintain a strong financial system and issues the nation’s currency. Our core values are promotion of the public interest, integrity, excellence, intelligent inquiry and respect.

The RBA’s Note Issue Department is responsible for maintaining confidence in Australia’s banknotes through activities that include research into and development of new banknote designs and security features, the supply of good quality, authentic banknotes to meet the community's demand, and informing and educating the public about banknotes and their security features.

Note Issue Department oversees all aspects of the production and issuance of Australia's banknotes with the objective of ensuring public confidence in banknotes as an effective means of payment and a store of wealth. In doing so it manages every phase of the banknote life cycle, along with the supply, functionality and security of Australia's banknotes.

The RBA employs a medium-sized scientific research team at its Craigieburn premises to assist with the Bank's role of ensuring confidence in Australian Banknotes.

The Department is seeking is seeking a Senior Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician to undertake work in its Banknote Evaluation Laboratory which is located at its Craigieburn facility, co-located on the Note Printing Australia site. Successful candidates will have backgrounds in the area of laboratory analysis/testing in disciplines such as chemistry, physics, forensic science, materials science, material/chemical engineering, pharmaceutical, food, or other industry based testing environments.

The key responsibilities of this role will include (but are not limited to):

Conduct analysis on new and circulating banknotes and security features
Implement new methodologies for testing banknotes and security features
Maintain security materials in compliance with the RBA security requirements
Perform destruction of security material
Assist in tasks associated with the Banknote Evaluation Laboratory
Deliver specialised technical services as required
Assist in coordinating, scheduling and prioritising laboratory works
Other administrative duties as required by Note Issue Management
You will have contact with staff across the Note Issue Department and the wider Bank, along with external parties such as Australian Federal Police and key suppliers.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have:

Relevant tertiary qualifications or extensive relevant experience in a scientific or technical discipline
A thorough understanding of quality assurance testing, compliance and AQL
Demonstrated experience in testing laboratories
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated sound scientific analytical skills
High level of accuracy and attention to detail
Well-developed problem solving skills
Demonstrated experience in safe work practices
Candidates with a background in the Physical or Chemical Sciences would be highly regarded.

Successful applicants will be subject to Australian government security clearance vetting, which requires candidates to hold Australian citizenship.
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