Expression of Interest to Join the Materials Characterisation Accreditation Advisory Committee

29 September 2020

The Materials Characterisation Accreditation Advisory Committee (MC AAC) advises NATA on technical issues related Materials Testing activity.

MC AAC is currently seeking expressions of interest for a position on the Committee from persons qualified and experienced in the area of coal and coke testing.

Committee members are appointed for their knowledge and technical expertise.  The duties of a committee member include:

  • review of NATA’s Accreditation Criteria applicable to materials characterisation;
  • review of assessment reports for applicant and accredited facilities, where required;
  • provision of advice on technical issues arising from assessment activity; and
  • review and approval of the appointment of technical assessors.

Further information about the role and structure of NATA’s technical committees is available on the Technical Committees page.

Positions are honorary with the initial term of appointment being five years.  Reappointment for three years may be possible following the initial term.

The Committee convenes at 12 to 24 month intervals and NATA covers all costs for travel and accommodation.

Applicants must:

  • hold suitable qualifications and have a minimum of 10 years practical experience in their area(s) of expertise;
  • be committed to accreditation and familiar with NATA’s accreditation requirements through either practical experience in an accredited facility or experience as a NATA technical assessor;
  • be committed to abide by NATA’s policies, including the need to maintain confidentiality, be objective, act impartially, and to declare any conflicts of interest; and
  • prepare for and attend AAC meetings.

Expressions of interest should include a current resume along with a cover letter addressing the requirements/attributes detailed above and detailing why you wish to join the Committee. 

Applications can be provided to Diane Hobday, Sector Manager - Materials, Assets and Products.

Applications will close on 27 October 2020 and will be considered by the current members of the MC AAC. 

Final approval of AAC membership rests with the NATA Board.