We are currently seeking multiple entry-level Laboratory Technicians to join our Auckland Microbiology Department. Roles available include permanent full-time shift-based roles (working one of the following shifts : Monday to Friday late shift, Sunday to Thursday morning shift, or Tuesday to Saturday morning shift), or part-time roles (likely working a morning shift including the weekend).
The core functions of the roles we have to fill are to assist in the daily operation of our Microbiology department. Depending on the position, these functions would include
Working in the test processing areas, or test reading and confirmation areas, to receive and carry out accurate microbiological analysis of food, dairy, meat and environmental samples as required by our customers and accreditation bodies.
Assist with driving and sample collection from our customers
Assist with manual handling and logistics for the purchasing and procurement of laboratory supplies.
Tertiary qualification in a scientific discipline or equivalent experience is preferred. As this position is entry level, this is suitable for recent graduates or potentially for students still studying on a part-time basis
A full clean New Zealand driver's license is required for some roles
Practical knowledge of basic microbiological or food handling techniques such as aseptic technique, use of basic laboratory equipment (pipettes, spreaders, filtration units etc.
experience in a production environment, and experience working as a part of a large team are all desirable, but can be trained on the job.
Attention to detail while performing routine or repetitive tasks
Able to take initiative, and work in a fair and responsible way
Reliable and flexible, with the ability to work to a rostered shift that may include morning / evening shifts, or at least one weekend day per week.
Good time management skills are a must, in order to keep up with the pace of a busy production environment
Act with integrity at all times
Willing to learn and have a can-do attitude
Able to follow instructions, either verbally directed or from scientific resources and SOPs.
Can communicate clearly and effectively across multiple teams
All candidate CV's and cover letter's will be reviewed, however please note that we are not always able to respond to every expression of interest submitted.
This opportunity is only open to candidates who are eligible to work in Australia / New Zealand, and already have work rights or an appropriate working visa.