Laboratory Technician

Posted on 10-Aug-2017
Application Close Date: 18-Aug-2017
Job Details
New Zealand
R&D & Quality
Position Type:
Full Time
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Goodman Fielder New Zealand is one of the largest branded food manufacturers and suppliers in New Zealand, serving customer needs with a portfolio of iconic, trusted food brands that New Zealanders have grown up with and enjoy every day.  Our excellent portfolio of consumer brands includes Vogel's, Molenberg, Freya's, Meadow Fresh, Tararua, Puhoi Valley, Edmonds and Ernest Adams,… just to name a few!


We are passionate about our iconic brands and products, and strive to be the best place to work in New Zealand.  We are looking for talented and passionate individuals to join our business and be part of our success.


Our Opportunity

We are currently looking for a Laboratory Technician who will be able to make a strong contribution to the high performing team and culture within Meadow Fresh Christchurch.  You will be responsible for performing Microbiological and Chemistry testing of product produced. You will also be responsible for the communicating and addressing the needs of both the Lab and our customers, along with this you will ensure testing follows the required procedures stipulated within the Laboratory quality systems and procedures.


Key accountabilities of the role include:


  • Ensure operational and site effectiveness
  • Ensure that all testing have been completed and reported efficiently in a timely manner
  • Communicate with management and production staff in regards to sampling and test results
  • Ensure all test procedures been followed as per ISO17025 requirement
  • Ensure that Training Records and all Laboratory paper work are well documented and maintained all the times
  • Minimise waste at all times
  • Ensure that chemicals and equipment are being handled correctly
  • Ensure Laboratory equipment is kept calibrated and fit for purpose


About You


To be successful in your application, you will have:


  • Will preferably have a tertiary qualification, e.g. NZCS.  Degree, Significant Dairy Industry experience is advantageous
  • Will have a good understanding of chemistry/ microbiology and Laboratory techniques, preferably those used in dairy product analysis
  • Food industry manufacturing experience advantageous
  • Dairy Industry or IANZ Laboratory experience advantageous
  • Will be able to report formally, i.e. clear and concise report writing, and be able to communicate with a range of staff at various levels
  • Will be fully conversant with product specifications (internal or for agency grading) and the principles of laboratory Quality Assurance
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of GMP and HACCP desirable
  • A true team player


With sites spanning across the Australasian region our employees have the opportunity to fashion their own home grown career across functions, locations and brands.  Our aim is to be a destination employer in the food industry where we don't just offer jobs - we offer careers.


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