Senior Field Officer - Waikato
Te Awamutu
3d ago
  • Fantastic field leadership opportunity in Biosecurity with AsureQuality
  • Use your skills to protect our farms and borders against exotic pest and disease incursions
  • 12 month fixed term contract role working in the Waikato
  • The opportunity

    At AsureQuality our Biosecurity surveillance team provide services to help protect New Zealand against exotic pests and disease incursions and this is an opportunity for you to be on the frontline of this battle.

    We provide biosecurity surveillance monitoring for projects such as MBovis protection, MPI National Invasive Ant Surveillance programme (NIAS) and Fruit Fly eradication providing protection at high-risk sites such as farms, sea-ports, airports and transitional facilities that are likely contamination points for pests and exotic species.

    For this role as Senior Field Officer in the Waikato region, your primary role is to coordinate and undertake MBovis sample collection including cattle blood sampling and scanning.

    Other biosecurity monitoring activities could include site inspection, trapping / surveillance work, data recording and sample handling whilst assisting with scheduling, data entry, health & safety compliance and reporting.

    We want to get you into the great outdoors and combat the spread of disease and pest invasion at on our farms and at our borders, so apply today and be part of our protection force with AsureQuality

    About you :

    This is a 12 month fixed term contract working 40, flexible, hours a week and has the opportunity to be based out of the AsureQuality offices in Te Awamutu, Morrinsville or Hamilton

    You will be involved with a number of surveillance programmes so it's a great opportunity for someone who enjoys the outdoors and field work.

    To be considered for this role will require

  • Previous experience in stock handling is essential
  • A strong fit mind and body!
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • The ability to use phone app and computer technology
  • A strong health and safety focus
  • Cattle blood sampling experience is highly regarded.
  • A full, clean New Zealand drivers licence is desired but not essential
  • Your eye for detail and a passion for quality will be the springboard to success in this role so to apply, please click the link and include a CV and Cover Letter which will outline your skills and experience, in relation to the details and values outlined above.

    We wish you the best of luck!

    About us :

    Everyday our experienced team of 1800+ people work alongside farmers, producers, and others throughout the food supply chain to help them uphold what Aotearoa stands for in food - a higher standard of quality and safety.

    We are passionate about our shared role as Kaitiaki Kai, guardians of food, and have a deep responsibility to do the right thing for food and the environments it comes from.

    We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining great people, and supporting them to be the best they can be.

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