Nelson Research Centre Ref : 39570
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 self-starter with drive, enthusiasm and desire to work in a field of research and industry where there are numerous opportunities 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 wild fish capture.
You will manage production projects through development and design of electro-mechanical prototypes for seagoing and laboratory based experiments, and through seagoing technical support.
You will work collaboratively with other key stakeholders on a range of interesting projects including the development of novel seafood harvesting and culture systems, characterisation of fish behaviour and physiology, as well as investigating and maintaining biochemical processes in harvested product.
What you'll need
A post-graduate qualification (or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience) or appropriate undergraduate qualification with at least 5-10 years relevant practical experience in the mechatronics engineering field.
Appropriate industrial / trade qualifications and experience will also be considered.
You will possess extensive knowledge and experience in mechatronics, automation and control (ideally of remote systems), and system integration, and competency in the use of engineering design software.
Your sound communication experience will include working knowledge of mobile communications, M2M, ICT and IoT. Familiarity with marine systems design and 3D modelling (e.
g. SolidWorks) would be an advantage.
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.