Senior Microbiology Laboratory Technician / Ktp
Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. With around 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 decentralised 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.
We are currently seeking a Senior Laboratory Technician to join our Auckland Microbiology Department.
The core functions of the role are as a Key Technical Personnel (KTP) and senior member of our Microbiology department. This role will mainly be based in our offline enumeration laboratory (general micro reading) but will also involve cross training with detection (pathogen) tasks including PCR as well as our online (processing) side of the laboratory, These functions include working to carry out accurate microbiological analysis of food, dairy, meat and environmental samples as required by our customers and accreditation bodies.
Key duties may include:
Perform analytical work:
Ensure samples are tested and completed
Ensure correct methods are used and adhered to in the area
Ensure that training is undertaken for all tasks performed by staff in the area
Maintain appropriate training records
Achieve and maintain IANZ KTP status where applicable
Ensure external and internal client?s requirements are met/exceeded
Ensure efficient utilisation of laboratory materials
Comply with HSE policies &
Comply with quality management system policies and procedures
Provide leadership in the absence of the team leader
Tertiary qualification in a scientific discipline or equivalent experience is required.
Three or more years\ ' previous experience in a microbiology lab.
Commercial laboratory experience
Previous experience as a KTP/signatory.
Practical knowledge of microbiological techniques such as aseptic technique, use of basic laboratory equipment (pipettes, spreaders, filtration units etc), reading of plates, PCR, experience in a production environment, and experience working as a part of a large team are all desirable.
Attention to detail while performing routine or repetitive tasks
Able to take initiative, and work in a fair and responsible way
Reliable and flexible, with the ability to work to a rostered shift that may include at least one weekend day per week.
Good time management skills are a must, in order to keep up with the pace of a busy production environment
Well established communications skills including across teams with good command of the English language and the ability to communicate clearly and articulately.
Act with integrity at all times
Willing to learn and have a ?can-do attitude?
Able to follow instructions, either verbally directed or from scientific resources and SOPs.Additional Information
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. Immediate start required.
This opportunity is only open to candidates that currently have working rights in Australia/New Zealand.
Current Eurofins employees should first speak with their Business Unit Manager before submitting an application for this position.