Technical Officer
Palmerston North, NZ
10h ago

Technical Officer - Microbiology / Food Assurance

Contract Type : Full-time Permanent City : Palmerston North Country / Region : NZ Date Posted : 19-Nov-2020 Req ID : 2863

About us

We are a proud New Zealand Co-operative built by generations of farming whānau. We believe nutritious food is essential to sustain people today, and for future generations to thrive, which is why we challenge ourselves to find new ways to bring our dairy goodness to people around the world.

About the opportunity

At Fonterra, we know that good, safe, quality food and nutrition is essential for life. Kounga kai, kounga koiora. As Technical Officer Microbiology / Food Assurance you will join a fun and motivated team and work in our world class microbiology lab at the Research and development Centre in Palmerston North.

With attention to detail and accuracy, you will provide laboratory technical expertise to scientists and researchers to support innovation by investigating designing and driving your own experiments.

You will receive robust training and mentoring from a highly dedicated team that is supportive and inclusive and get exposure to world class facilities to :

  • Deliver high quality, solution focussed, science-based data to support Fonterra’s Food Assurance Scientists along with project teams
  • Provide technical support for research as part of a high-performing, knowledgeable, supportive team of food safety specialists
  • Adopt good laboratory practices and adhere to all regulatory requirements
  • About you

    With the proven ability to support and communicate well with a variety of stakeholders, you’ll excel within a team environment.

    To successfully support researchers and scientist onsite, you are highly adaptable, flexible and organised in your approach.

    You will have worked in a microbiology or molecular biology laboratory before and have a strong passion for microbiology and bacteria.

    A few key attributes :

  • Proven experience of good laboratory practice and aseptic technique in Microbiology
  • Strong scientific methodology focus and background ideally in Microbiology
  • Relationship management and communication skills in both written and verbal presentations
  • A positive co-operative approach to your work, strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Microbiology or related discipline is highly regarded in this role
  • Our Story

    Whanaungatanga, our Co-operative spirit gives us all a common strength and purpose. Manaakitanga is how we care for all our people who are at the heart of what we do.

    We want our farmers, employees, customers and communities to thrive. Kaitiakitanga, ensures we take care of the land. We are committed to farming in a way that regenerates our farms and environment for future generations.

    Whakaohooho constantly inspires ourselves and each other with great career development opportunities and benefits. We enable flexibility and balance to suit everyone’s lifestyles and choices.

    Our Co-operative is a place where everyone can be themselves, feel empowered to do their best.

    Sound good to you? Come join our whānau. You, me, Us Together Tᾱtou tᾱtou.

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