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NATA employs highly specialised staff across a wide range of disciplines.

Our staff are energetic, informed, have a 'can-do' attitude and are committed to excellence.

NATA has offices in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth

Client Coordinator - Inspection - Brisbane or Perth

Client Coordinator - Inspection - Melbourne

Client Coordinator - Mechanical Testing - Brisbane

Administration Officer – Sydney


Client Coordinator - Inspection - Brisbane or Perth

  • Are you looking for a lead assessor or coordination role with excellent benefits:
  • Do you have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills?
  • Are you tertiary qualified with previous laboratory experience?

NATA (The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia) is a not for profit organisation that operates Australia’s laboratory accreditation system with 3,000 accredited facilities and is seeking to appoint a Client Coordinator in our Brisbane office located in Annerley or our Perth office located in Bentley.  This position is a full-time permanent position offering variety and job satisfaction.

The appointee will be required to work with a team of professional people who plan and lead on-site assessments, utilising technical experts, against criteria based on ISO/IEC 17020. The appointee will primarily be working in the program of Inspection.  Inspection accredits bodies engaging inspectors to establish conformity in a broad range of industries. The appointee may also be expected to work in other fields after initial induction training has been completed.

Duties: The appointee will be primarily responsible for organising and leading assessment teams comprising appropriate technical experts to conduct on-site assessments. Duties also include the preparation of technical reports, follow-up of matters arising from assessments and provision of advice to technical assessors and the public on NATA’s policies and technical requirements.   Intrastate and interstate travel will be a necessary component of the role and in addition to this you will be required to work extensive hours during high assessment periods.

Qualifications and Criteria:  This role would be ideal for someone who has a tertiary qualification within the field of applied science/engineering/materials science or a related discipline. Other technical qualifications will be considered for the Inspection position.  In addition, you will possess 3-5 years practical experience in an engineering, industrial testing or industrial QA environment.

You will be computer literate, self motivated, well-organised, logical thinker, with highly developed interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills.   Although this role is part of a larger team, you must be able to work unsupervised and manage a number of simultaneous tasks.  You must also have a current driver’s licence.  Previous auditing experience is highly desirable, although training will be provided.

Salary and Conditions:  The salary on commencement is equivalent to a total remuneration package of $96,114 per annum. The Association operates a superannuation scheme and offers normal conditions of leave and other benefits.  Permanent Australian Residency is a pre-requisite for this position.  For further details please contact the National HR Manager on 02 9736 8222.

Interested applicants must provide a full curriculum vitae, a covering letter addressing the criteria in this advertisement and the names of two referees by 31 January 2017 to:

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NATA is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a non-smoking workplace.

Website: www.nata.com.au


Client Coordinator - Inspection

  • Are you looking for a lead assessor or coordination role with excellent benefits:
  • Do you have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills?
  • Are you tertiary qualified with previous laboratory experience?

NATA (The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia) is a not for profit organisation that operates Australia’s laboratory accreditation system with 3,000 accredited facilities and is seeking to appoint a Client Coordinator in our Melbourne office located in Camberwell.  This position is a full-time permanent position offering variety and job satisfaction.

The appointee will be required to work with a team of professional people who plan and lead on-site assessments, utilising technical experts, against criteria based on ISO/IEC 17020. The appointee will primarily be working in the program of Inspection.  Inspection accredits bodies engaging inspectors to establish conformity in a broad range of industries. The appointee may also be expected to work in other fields after initial induction training has been completed.

Duties: The appointee will be primarily responsible for organising and leading assessment teams comprising appropriate technical experts to conduct on-site assessments. Duties also include the preparation of technical reports, follow-up of matters arising from assessments and provision of advice to technical assessors and the public on NATA’s policies and technical requirements.   Intrastate and interstate travel will be a necessary component of the role and in addition to this you will be required to work extensive hours during high assessment periods.

Qualifications and Criteria:  This role would be ideal for someone who has a tertiary qualification within the field of applied science/engineering/materials science or a related discipline. Other technical qualifications will be considered for the Inspection position.  In addition, you will possess 3-5 years practical experience in an engineering, industrial testing or industrial QA environment.

You will be computer literate, self motivated, well-organised, logical thinker, with highly developed interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills.   Although this role is part of a larger team, you must be able to work unsupervised and manage a number of simultaneous tasks.  You must also have a current driver’s licence.  Previous auditing experience is highly desirable, although training will be provided.

Salary and Conditions:  The salary on commencement is equivalent to a total remuneration package of $96,114 per annum. The Association operates a superannuation scheme and offers normal conditions of leave and other benefits.  Permanent Australian Residency is a pre-requisite for this position.  For further details please contact the National HR Manager on 02 9736 8222.

Interested applicants must provide a full curriculum vitae, a covering letter addressing the criteria in this advertisement and the names of two referees by 31 January 2017 to:

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NATA is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a non-smoking workplace.

Website: www.nata.com.au


Client Coordinator – Mechanical Testing

  • Are you looking for a lead assessor or coordination role with excellent benefits:
  • Do you have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills?
  • Are you tertiary qualified with previous industrial experience in a technical environment?

The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) is a not for profit organisation that operates Australia’s laboratory accreditation system with 3000 accredited facilities and is seeking to appoint a Client Coordinator in our Brisbane office located in Annerley.  This position is a full-time permanent position offering variety and job satisfaction.

The appointee will be required to work with a team of professional people engaged in the assessment of the competence of laboratories undertaking a variety of testing predominantly in the area of Mechanical Testing.  The appointee may also be expected to work in other fields of testing such as Construction Materials Testing after initial induction training has been completed.

Duties:  The appointee will be primarily responsible for organising and leading assessment teams comprising appropriate technical experts to conduct on-site assessments against criteria based on ISO/IEC 17025.  Duties also include the preparation of technical reports, follow-up of matters arising from assessments and provision of advice to technical assessors and the public on NATA’s policies and technical requirements.  Intrastate and interstate travel will be a necessary component of the role.

Qualifications and Experience:  This role would be ideal for someone with tertiary qualifications in engineering, materials science or other technical discipline who has professional experience in a technical role within a manufacturing or heavy industrial environment.  Consideration will be given to experienced candidates holding non-degree qualifications.   You will be computer literate, self motivated, well-organised and a logical thinker, with highly developed interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills.  The ability to work unsupervised and manage a number of simultaneous tasks is essential.  You must also have a current driver’s licence. Previous auditing experience is highly desirable, although training will be provided. 

Salary and Conditions:  The salary on commencement is equivalent to a total remuneration package of $96,114 per annum. The Association operates a superannuation scheme and offers normal conditions of leave and other benefits.  Permanent Australian Residency is a pre-requisite for this position. For further details please contact the National HR Manager on 02 9736 8222.

Interested applicants must provide a full curriculum vitae, a covering letter addressing the qualifications and experience in this advertisement and the names of two referees by 31 January 2017 to:

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NATA is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a non-smoking workplace.

Website: www.nata.com.au


Administration Officer – Sydney

  • Full-time - 4-5 month maternity leave contract role
  • Based in Rhodes, 
  • Not-for-profit organisation with outstanding working conditions

National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) is a membership based not- for- profit organisation. We are the peak body of accreditation in Australia and have been operating Australia’s laboratory accreditation system for almost 70 years.  We have approximately 200 staff nationwide. Our head office is in Sydney and we have offices in all mainland capital cities. 

We have a maternity leave vacancy for a full-time position (up to 4-5 months) in our Sydney Office in Rhodes.

We are seeking an Accreditation Administration Officer to join our administration team that supports a team of professional staff.  We are looking for a person who is well organised, efficient, a self-starter with attention to detail, and high energy levels.

This is a rare and ideal opportunity for administration personnel to join a membership based national organisation which undertake activities in the national and public interest.

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Strong administrative background;
  • Clear customer service orientation;
  • Ability to deal with routine correspondence and administrative tasks without supervision;
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft packages; and
  • Ability to coordinate tasks and administer clerical duties.

Salary and Conditions:  Standard work hour is a 37.5 hrs week. We offer a competitive salary package that includes employer contribution to superannuation scheme, normal Award benefits, and an excellent work environment. 

Permanent Australian Residency is a pre-requisite for this position. 

For further details please contact the National HR Manager on 02 9736 8278.

If you are interested in this position, please send a covering letter, a detailed resume and the names of two referees to the following email address:

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Applications close 20 January 2017.

NATA is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a non-smoking workplace.