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Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician

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As a Laboratory Technician working in forest and wood products, you'll not only be using your scientific skills – but you'll also be part of a team ensuring the sustainable future of one of our most environmentally friendly materials.

Depending on your employer and specific job, you could be assisting in day to day tasks such as propagation and pathogen testing or research projects.

Should you wish to further your training and career, you could progress from certificate level to a diploma and beyond.


Roles will vary according to the position, however your working day could include:

  • Laboratory process tasks

  • Monitoring laboratory and field trials and tests

  • Recording results and aggregating data

  • Problem solving.

Ideal Attributes

Relevant experience, plus good analysis and problem solving, good written and verbal communication skills, able to accept responsibility and ability to work autonomously or as part of a team.

A high level of understanding and commitment to occupational health and safety is essential.


Relevant experience or Certificate III qualification, or be studying to gain it.

Employers in the forest and wood products industry are very supportive of ongoing training and skills development.


Potential employers include:

  • Forestry companies

  • Government