A bit about us
At Plant & Food Research, we believe science can create a better future. By finding smarter, greener options today, we're helping secure the world we want to live in tomorrow.
With our partners, we use world-leading science to improve the way they grow, fish, harvest and share food. Every day, we have 1000 people working across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to help deliver healthy foods from the world's most sustainable systems.
What we're looking for
A practical, hands on engineer who loves problem solving and creating solutions to support our scientific research projects.
A strong communicator, you will work with scientists, research teams and our client organisations to provide technical advice and expertise and to develop new and innovative technologies.
What you'll be doing
You will join an innovative and driven research team investigating novel technologies that will support finfish open ocean aquaculture and wildfish capture.
Supporting research and development projects along with finfish handling and production you will develop equipment to successfully deliver research objectives.
You will work collaboratively with other key stakeholders on a range of projects that make a real difference to NZ's aquaculture and seafood processing industries.
What you'll need
With a mechanical / industrial trade qualification or as a trained apprentice you will have a minimum of 2-3 years general mechanical experience.
Your ability to troubleshoot and investigate mechanical problems to create real-world solutions will be essential. Sea-going experience and / or skippers qualifications would be an advantage.
Stainless steel welding, general machining, mechanical trouble shooting and technical record keeping will also be required.
You will be required to go to sea from time to time for test and development purposes, so you need to be comfortable with, and able to handle the seagoing requirements.
What you'll get
This is an opportunity to join an organisation with an excellent reputation for its science and as a great place to work.
With a friendly, flexible work environment at our modern, award winning facilities this role will see you contribute to exciting projects and having a positive impact on aquaculture and seafood industries.
We offer excellent benefits including access to health insurance, additional leave and generous employer contributions to superannuation.