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Seasonal Kiwifruit Laboratory Technician

Haines Attract, - Bay-of-Plenty
Seasonal Kiwifruit Laboratory Technician, Agriculture and Forestry Seasonal jobs in Bay-of-Plenty New Zealand

We are looking for Seasonal Kiwifruit Laboratory Technicians to join our team in our newly established laboratory in Mount Maunganui Bay of Plenty right next to Baypark. We are ready to build on the success of last season and we need your help! Whether you want to gain some laboratory experience learn a little more about the kiwifruit season be part of a team or earn some money this role ticks all the boxes.

This is a great role that will suit a range of candidates no experience required full training will be provided with a range of shift hours available including:

  • Morning shift (from 5.30am)
  • Weekends
  • Afternoons - evenings

The role

Seasonal Kiwifruit 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 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 be available to work a minimum of three days per week (and up to six) including at least one weekend day. Both morning and afternoon shifts will be available.

Key tasks and responsibilities

Routine maturity testing on samples that may include the following:

  • Sample reception
  • Sample preparation
  • Weight firmness colour dry matter brix seeds
  • Fruit disposal
  • Cleaning

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 all including retirees and backpackers
  • Our laboratory operations start ahead of the kiwifruit harvest and offer a variety of tasks
  • Central Mount Maunganui location (right next to Baypark) 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.

This role is open to all candidates - those on a work visa or working holiday visa (excluding SSE) are welcome to apply.

Applications close on Monday 31 January 2022.

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