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Lab Technician

Eurofins Agri Testing NZ, Kaikati - Bay-of-Plenty
Lab Technician, Agriculture and Forestry Seasonal jobs in Kaikati Bay-of-Plenty New Zealand


Eurofins Agri Testing NZ is the independent laboratory and sampling company contracted by Zespri International to process orchard maturity clearance samples for 2019 kiwifruit season.

We have successfully run this project for over 10 seasons involving the registration collection processing and reporting of every Zespri Kiwifruit Variety throughout the harvest season.

Eurofins will test a sample of fruit from an orchard maturity area/s If the sample meets the Zespri specified standard a clearance will be issued for that maturity area of the grower line and be accepted by Zespri for export. These tests will determine when growers are able to harvest their crops and also at what rate they will get paid for their fruit.

The Eurofins laboratory operates 7 days a week during the kiwifruit season. On peak days in excess of 800 samples have been collected and processed.

The whole process is managed using a fully integrated website developed in house over the last 6 years. It features multiple level accesses for growers pack houses and Zespri Staff.

Job Title: Lab Technician


To undertake Laboratory activities as required according to procedures ensuring Health and

Safety standards as are followed and all quality systems are adhered to.

Skills & Experience

  • Committed to the delivery of the sampling testing process as an important part of a global export bus
  • Flexible due to seasonal nature of the business and open to change depending on demands at the time. As sampling operations are carried out in all weather conditions and only abandoned if there is a safety issue we need people committed to confirmed shifts with the availability to stay longer if required on short notice
  • Committed to work at least 3 months from January until end of May.
  • Ability to work under pressure and within timeframes
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Medium level of English
  • Basic computer skill
  • Professional and respects confidentiality
  • Self-motivated with a “Can Do” Attitude
  • Contribute to build a Positive Culture within the company

What we Offer

Competitive Hourly Pay

Dynamic team culture and working environment

Incentives for meeting targets

Training programs

No previous experience required.


To be Eligible to Apply you will need

  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand (i.e. NZ Citizen or Working Visa)
  • Proof of identity (i.e. passport photo driver’s license or other photo ID)
  • An Inland Revenue (IRD) number;
  • A New Zealand bank account number.
  • Mobile phone

All Visas Welcome - We encourage anyone with a Working Holiday Visa to Apply

Follow this link to apply:

For more information check out 'job vacancies' on our website


Dates of Employment

January - June 2020

Pay Details

Day Shift $17.70 plus 8%
Night Shift $18.70 plus 8%

Positions:     99
Pay:     Day Shift $17.70 plus 8%, Night Shift $18.70 plus 8%

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