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Position Available

Grain Quality Technical Officer – Milling Specialist

Purpose: AEGIC exists to increase value in the Australian grains industry.

Vision: To be Australia’s leading organisation for market insight, innovation and applied technology in the grains industry.


AEGIC increases value in the Australian grains industry by gathering, analysing and sharing market intelligence the industry needs to breed, classify, grow and supply grain that markets prefer to buy.

Australian grain growers are AEGIC’s primary beneficiary. We deliver value to them by:

  • Identifying new markets and future opportunities for Australian grain.
  • Securing current market share by supporting international customers so they can optimise the value of using Australian grain.
  • Identifying the grain quality requirements of millers, processors, maltsters and brewers to ensure Australian grain meets their needs.
  • Innovating to develop new products and opportunities for Australian grain.

These benefits flow to all stakeholders across the grain supply chain.

AEGIC is seeking a Grain Quality Technical Officer – Milling Specialist.

The Grain Quality Technical Officer – Milling Specialist supports AEGIC’s research and innovation outcomes in grain quality testing and end-product methodologies.

A self-motivated individual, output focussed, and results orientated, you will be equally capable of working independently or as part of a team. You will be committed to continuous improvement.

The Role:

This position plays a critical role in achieving AEGIC’s vision and will positively contribute to the development and maintenance of AEGIC’s organisational values and culture.

Candidate suitability will be assessed using the key functions of the role and demonstration of alignment with AEGIC’s values of Respect, Connect and Strive.

Key functions:

  • Provide expertise in wheat milling to support AEGIC internal R&D, in market technical workshops, training and external client needs
  • Manage all aspects of milling laboratory functions such as but not limited to maintenance and commissioning of the mills and milling support equipment, maintenance of all grain equipment and grain storage facilities
  • Manage grain receivals, grain storage, handling, and sample preparation for quality evaluation.
  • Develop and manage receivals and mill laboratory quarantine status.
  • Use knowledge of AQIS inspection requirements and protocols in relation to receiving grain samples and sending samples interstate and internationally.
  • Contribute to method and protocol development of operational procedures relating to grain tests. Assist with general laboratory maintenance services.
  • Provide high-level technical support to grain quality and grain research activities as required, working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Train and mentor staff in the grain receivals, grain storage and sample preparation area.
  • Display motivating behaviour to promote AEGIC values.

Benefits of working with AEGIC:

This dynamic and innovative organisation also offers family-friendly flexible working conditions and a place where personal and professional development is promoted and supported. Take advantage of this opportunity to work for a national company that is committed to enhancing the international competitiveness and value of Australian export grains through science, technology and innovation.

Location(s): South Perth.

Tenure: Maximum term opportunity to June 2022.

How Do I Apply? Applicants are encouraged to download the job description at and apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume and statement addressing the key functions outlined in this advertisement.

Further Information: For questions regarding technical elements of the role contact Dr Wendy Hunt on (08) 6168 9915 or email For queries regarding the application process contact Alison Forrest, People & Culture Consultant on (08) 6168 9909 or email