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Seasonal Laboratory Technician

Job Description

We are looking for Seasonal Laboratory Technicians to join our team in our newly established laboratory in Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty.

This is a great role that will suit a range of candidates, no experience required and a range of shift hours available including:

•before/after school for students and others


•afternoons - evenings.

Full training and provision of required resources (e.g PPE gear).

The role

Seasonal Laboratory Technicians carry out routine kiwifruit maturity testing on samples on behalf of our client Zespri to determine if samples meet minimum clearance criteria and assess fruit quality.

This role is for a fixed-term period from March to June 2021, working variable hours. Hours will be rostered to meet the requirements of the business which operates seven days a week. You will be required to work a minimum of three days per week (and up to six) including one weekend day. Both morning and afternoon shifts will be available.

Key tasks and responsibilities

Routine maturity testing on samples that may include:

•sample reception

•sample preparation

•weight, firmness, colour

•dry matter, brix, seeds

•fruit disposal


About you:

•Self-disciplined with proven ability to follow set procedures and take the initiative when necessary

•Team player, able to create a good working relationship with other staff in the team and across the company

•Ability to demonstrate resilience and adapt quickly to change

•Good analytical/technical skills - attention to detail, accuracy and precision

•Strong written communication skills

•Good level of English

•Basic computer skills

•A desire to proactively look for continual improvement

•Experience working in a laboratory environment is advantageous but not required

•Flexible with hours of work, recognising that this work is seasonal and has peaks and troughs throughout the season

•Willing to work additional hours as required

•Have your own cell phone for receiving text messages (to receive shift information/communications

What we offer:

•A variety of shift hours suitable for school students, retirees, backpackers and all others

•Our laboratory operations start ahead of the kiwifruit harvest and offer a variety of tasks

•Central Mount Maunganui location with close proximity to Tauranga and Papamoa

Hill Laboratories is a family-friendly, values driven and mature New Zealand owned business. As a Seasonal Laboratory Technician you will be part of a great team providing services to the wider Kiwifruit industry. This is a great opportunity to gain experience working with one of NZs leading commercial laboratories.

How to apply

If this role sounds like a good fit for you, click apply now via the link or on our website.

Please include a cover letter with your CV detailing why you feel you are the best candidate for this position.

Advertising will close Sunday, 28 February 2021.

Recruitment during the advertising period will take place.

Please apply via our website: https://hill-labs.careercentre.net.nz/Job/Seasonal-Laboratory-Technician-role/Bay-of-Plenty/3165

Seasonal Laboratory Technician

Hill Laboratories

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