Nz ministry for primary industries - Taranaki
new offer (06/08/2020)

job description

Are you looking for a role in Taranaki - an award winning tourist location?
Are you looking to change location or a start to an exciting career in food safety?
The Team Manager Establishment for Whanganui is looking for a Veterinary Technical Supervisor 2 (VTS2) to join the team and be based at Silver Fern Farms - Hawera (ME9).
K?rero m? te t?ranga - About the Role
Silver Fern Farms Hawera is a large bovine processing and boning operation. The premises operate a day shift and a night shift five nights a week. The current MPI VS team on site consists of two veterinarians, a VTS1 and VTS2. The VTS2 predominantly covers the night shift with the VTS1 covering the day shift. The VTS2 may also be required to relieve at other premises within reasonable travel distance when the roster at ME9 does not utilise all the veterinarians.
This is an entry level position and would be well suited to a veterinarian that is new to the export meat industry. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate decision making and relationship building skills together with an ability to collaborate with others. You will need to be able to create an environment that enables the operator to optimise their ownership of compliance as MPI Verifications Services (VS) implements it\ 's key initiative;
Triple O (Optimising Operator Ownership).
You will also work together with the wider Wanganui team, and positively contribute to the overall team function.
About the Location
Hawera is the second-largest town in the central Taranaki region. With a population of 11,800, Hawera is a family orientated friendly town that is well serviced and located within easy reach of popular recreational surf beaches and weekend holiday hotspots such as Opunake and Oakura. The town is overlooked by Mount Taranaki which offers a huge range of outdoor activities, from strolls through native forests and multi-day hikes, to river rafting, ocean surfing and winter snow sports. When it\ 's time for something a little less energetic, take a short drive to New Plymouth and you\ 'll discover great local shopping, cafes restaurants, and award-winning festivals, museums and galleries.
M? te peka - About the Branch
The role sits within the Establishment group of the Verification Services directorate. MPI Verification Services (MPI VS) provides a range of food safety, animal welfare verification and certification services to support market access strategies and setting standards.
Ng? P?kenga me ng? Wheako ? Skills &
A Qualified and registered Veterinarian
Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with HACCP, Quality Assurance systems, Risk Management Systems
Verbal and written skills, verbal and analytical reasoning skills
Integrity and trust, ethics and values, resilience, adaptability and openness
Persuading and influencing, team work, planning and organising
Computer literacy ? can operate standard and customised software to an acceptable standard e.G. word-processing, excel, internet, email, database, secure sites, electronic certification, residues etc
An understanding of basic food technology
Me p?hea te tuku tono - How to Apply
To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae) please ?APPLY NOW? in order to be directed to our website. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.
If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Melissa Heaney Recruitment Adviser for a confidential discussion at
Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant/s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test. Further information on this process can be found on our careers site under the application process, on pre-employment checks.
Applications close 20 July 2020
The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you\ 'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you\ 're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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