First listed on: 29 July 2021

Iron Ore Processing Research Projects Officer


The Opportunity

  • Apply your mineral processing expertise with the CSIRO Mineral Resources team
  • Work at state-of-the-art facilities at Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies
  • Flexible work arrangements! Mix of home and office

Joining CSIRO’s Mineral Resources Business Unit, the Iron Ore Processing Research Projects Officer will join the Carbon Steel Materials Group and be involved in all aspects of iron ore processing, focusing particularly on agglomeration through the sintering and pelletising processes, as well as metallurgical testing of agglomerated products. The applicant will be expected to contribute to strategic research and industry-driven projects in-line with the broad group strategy.

You will have access to a range of traditional characterisation, comminution, and beneficiation equipment as well as state-of-the-art pilot facilities. For a more detailed overview of our facilities, see:

Applications are invited across two capability levels and the successful candidate will be appointed at the level commensurate with their skills and experience. More detail around the difference between the two levels is outlined in the Position Description.

Your duties will include:

  • Conducting laboratory and pilot-scale iron ore sintering/pelletising tests and relevant research.
  • Carrying out standard and non-standard testing and relevant research of carbon steel raw materials.
  • Ensuring adherence to established sintering/pelletising testing and product evaluation protocols.
  • Collecting and processing experimental data on an ongoing basis.
  • Providing technical assistance in maintenance of the CSIRO sintering databases and pilot and laboratory scale facilities.
  • Developing and maintaining expertise in the area of high temperature processing of iron ores relevant to the group's research activities.
  • Duties for appointment to the higher level outlined in the PD.

Location: Pullenvale (Brisbane), QLD
Salary: AU$64k – AU$88k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 75568

To be considered you will need:

  • Relevant bachelor's or equivalent relevant work experience in Mineral Processing, Metallurgy, or Chemical Engineering.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, analyse and report data to solve engineering/scientific problems under limited supervision.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, utilise resources effectively, meet deadlines and adapt to a dynamic work environment while maintaining work quality and performance.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills to comprehend and convey detailed instructions/procedures.
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of laboratory and pilot-scale processing and research equipment.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work in industrial or mining environments when required.
  • Work experience in iron ore processing or steel industry and knowledge or research experience in high temperature processing is desirable, as is the ability to systematically examine laboratory and pilot-scale equipment operation conditions and diagnose faults.
  • Additional criteria listed in the position description to be appointed at the higher level.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. 

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

19 August 2021, 11:00pm AEST

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