Senior Laboratory Technician
Downer Group
2d ago

A rare opportunity has arisen in our civil engineering laboratory team for a focused and determined individual who wishes to progress their career in the technical services sector of the civil construction industry.

With on-going work and new work awarded, we have a fulltime permanent opportunity available for a Senior Laboratory Technician.

Road Science is New Zealand’s leading designer and supplier of bitumen and bitumen based products. We have world class manufacturing plants and storage facilities for bitumen, emulsions and polymer modified binders.

Road Science has five IANZ-accredited civil engineering laboratories and a number of project specific mobile laboratories.

We also provide expertise in pavement design, technical and consultancy services to our clients.


  • A competitive remuneration package
  • Challenging and diverse work
  • Learning and development opportunities with both internal and external training programmes available
  • About the role

    Based at our IANZ-accredited Road Science Tauranga Laboratory and reporting to the Laboratory Manager, this position provides technical support for projects throughout the Lower North Island.

    The laboratory is responsible for ensuring all products - such as asphalt, bitumen, construction aggregates and soils are tested, including on site testing, to the appropriate quality, standards and customer specifications.

    This role will include laboratory testing, field testing and pavement investigations, giving a great balance.

  • Develop productivity, quality and safety targets and objectives in conjunction with the Laboratory Manager
  • Implement effective and efficient use of resources to achieve policy, business and client expectations
  • Assist the Laboratory Manager to develop tests currently outside the laboratory scope of accreditation to expand the range of services offered
  • Communicate regularly with clients to ensure that expectations are being met and workload can be planned
  • Develop testing skills to include current laboratory scope of accreditation and to expand the range of testing services offered to laboratory clients
  • About you :

    As our Senior Laboratory Technician, you’ll need to be a certified IANZ signatory with laboratory experience in the civil engineering field, both in laboratory based testing and field work testing. You’ll also have :

  • Leadership experience and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent and adaptable communication skills
  • Strong numerical, problem solving, scheduling and analytical skills
  • A relevant science degree or tertiary qualification
  • The ability to calibrate, maintain and repair laboratory equipment
  • It is also essential that you have a good physical fitness, current full Class 1 drivers licence and some flexibility to work at night, away from home and during weekends when the work demands.

    The current team enjoy working together and having fun whilst getting the job done.

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