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Laboratory Technican/Sampler

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Job Listing Date
30 Aug 2019
Location
Otago, Dunedin
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
Science & Technology, Laboratory & Technical Services

Laboratory Technican/Sampler

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. With about 45,000 staff in more than 800 sites across 47 countries, Eurofins believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. Thanks to its decentralized structure and very strong growth, Eurofins provides unparalleled career opportunities for leaders and professionals who want to join a fast paced environment and grow their responsibilities quickly, in Australia, New Zealand or overseas.

Eurofins Food and Water Testing New Zealand provides range of class leading food, water, plant, soil and  fertilizer testing, as well as horticultural services and technical solutions, primarily to the New Zealand market. With a staff of over 350 we operate laboratories in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Tauranga. We specialise in all Food types, Plants, Soils, Fertilizers, Potable Water, Sludge, Sediments, Leachate, Trade Waste Effluents, Sewage Effluents, Surface Water, River & Stream Monitoring, Seawater, and Groundwater. 


Job Description

Due to a staff member being on Maternity Leave, we have a vacancy for a Lab Technician/Sampler within the Dunedin Laboratory at Eurofins ELS Dunedin, and we are seeking candidates for this exciting opportunity. 

Based at our Dunedin Food and Water Testing Laboratory, this is a hands-on role reporting to the Laboratory Manager.  The purpose of the role is to analyse food and water samples for microbiological analysis.   In addition you will involved with sampling on a roster basis, this involves  collecting water samples from around the  Dunedin district including but not limited to domestic taps, pump houses, reservoirs, water mains, rivers, sea, pools and waste treatment plants in an approved manner.  Days of work are 40 hours per week Sunday to Thursday.

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months to cover maternity leave.   This entry level position and would suit a new graduate wanting to enter the laboratory field or someone returning to the workforce.

 Reporting to the Laboratory Manager the role will focus on but is not limited to:

  • To plan and carry out microbiological analysis of food and water samples

  • To plan and carry out the days sampling programme to make the best use of time and to travel the least distance possible.

  • To accurately record details relating to time, place and on site measurements

  • To operate in accordance with the Company’s Quality and Procedures and H&S manuals, ensuring that sample integrity is maintained at all times.

  • Assisting with other tasks as required


Qualifications

As an important role within Eurofins-ELS the following selection criteria are essential for success:

  • Attention to detail, and proficient computer skills are essential

  • Has a tertiary degree in science

  • Must have a current NZ driver’s license

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

  • Must be available to work weekends

  • Desire to continually learn and improve

Must have a valid NZ work visa or be a NZ resident


Additional Information

If you have the necessary skills and experience, please submit a resume and a cover letter (1 page maximum) no later than 14 September toSharonvansoest@eurofins.com

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.

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. With about 45,000 staff in more than 800 sites across 47 countries, Eurofins believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. Thanks to its decentralized structure and very strong growth, Eurofins provides unparalleled career opportunities for leaders and professionals who want to join a fast paced environment and grow their responsibilities quickly, in Australia, New Zealand or overseas.

Eurofins Food and Water Testing New Zealand provides range of class leading food, water, plant, soil and  fertilizer testing, as well as horticultural services and technical solutions, primarily to the New Zealand market. With a staff of over 350 we operate laboratories in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Tauranga. We specialise in all Food types, Plants, Soils, Fertilizers, Potable Water, Sludge, Sediments, Leachate, Trade Waste Effluents, Sewage Effluents, Surface Water, River & Stream Monitoring, Seawater, and Groundwater. 


Job Description

Due to a staff member being on Maternity Leave, we have a vacancy for a Lab Technician/Sampler within the Dunedin Laboratory at Eurofins ELS Dunedin, and we are seeking candidates for this exciting opportunity. 

Based at our Dunedin Food and Water Testing Laboratory, this is a hands-on role reporting to the Laboratory Manager.  The purpose of the role is to analyse food and water samples for microbiological analysis.   In addition you will involved with sampling on a roster basis, this involves  collecting water samples from around the  Dunedin district including but not limited to domestic taps, pump houses, reservoirs, water mains, rivers, sea, pools and waste treatment plants in an approved manner.  Days of work are 40 hours per week Sunday to Thursday.

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months to cover maternity leave.   This entry level position and would suit a new graduate wanting to enter the laboratory field or someone returning to the workforce.

 Reporting to the Laboratory Manager the role will focus on but is not limited to:

  • To plan and carry out microbiological analysis of food and water samples

  • To plan and carry out the days sampling programme to make the best use of time and to travel the least distance possible.

  • To accurately record details relating to time, place and on site measurements

  • To operate in accordance with the Company’s Quality and Procedures and H&S manuals, ensuring that sample integrity is maintained at all times.

  • Assisting with other tasks as required


Qualifications

As an important role within Eurofins-ELS the following selection criteria are essential for success:

  • Attention to detail, and proficient computer skills are essential

  • Has a tertiary degree in science

  • Must have a current NZ driver’s license

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

  • Must be available to work weekends

  • Desire to continually learn and improve

Must have a valid NZ work visa or be a NZ resident


Additional Information

If you have the necessary skills and experience, please submit a resume and a cover letter (1 page maximum) no later than 14 September toSharonvansoest@eurofins.com

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.

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