Technical Assistant - Equipment Calibrations

Job Description

Title: Technical Assistant - Equipment Calibrations

Company Name: Ministry for Primary Industries

Vacancy: 2

Job Location: Wellington, Hutt Valley

Employment Status: Full Time

Whatungarongaro te tangata toitu te whenua
As man disappears from sight, the land remains

Technical Assistant - Equipment Calibrations

The is a fixed term position until June 2021

 

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

The Ministry for Primary Industries has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Technical Assistant to join the Assurance, Biosafety and Containment Team at MPI's Animal Health Laboratory through until the end of June 2021. 

The Animal Health Laboratory located in Upper Hutt is New Zealand's reference centre for exotic, new and emerging terrestrial and aquatic animal diseases and contains both PC2 and PC3+ laboratory facilities. The Assurance, Biosafety and Containment Team is a multi-disciplinary team responsible for a range of operational systems that ensure a safe operating environment and compliance to the required regulations and standards.

We are seeking a Technical Assistant to join our multi-disciplinary team to undertake equipment calibrations for a range of laboratory equipment. The role will also involve providing other laboratory support tasks. The role would suit applicants with experience of working in a laboratory environment, strong focus and attention to detail.  You will be an excellent team player, a highly effective communicator, adaptable and calm under pressure.

The role offers unique opportunities to develop your skills within a large and dynamic organisation.

 

Mōu - About You

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • NCEA level 2 or equivalent qualifications
  • Experience of complying with Health and Safety regulations
  • Experience working within and across teams
  • Effective communication (verbal and written)
  • Strong attention to detail and quality focus
  • Ability to work within the constraints of, and follow the procedures used in a PC3+ containment laboratory
  • Capacity to plan work in line with priorities and coordinate work activities with others

 

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.

 

Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: - Benefits of working at MPI

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Workstation assessment
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Employee Assistance Programme (counselling support)
  • Flexible working - we support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible

 

The salary for this role is circa $50,000 to $59,000 depending on skills and experience

 See the benefits of working at MPI

 

Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru - Security checks

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last five (5) years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five (5) years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
  • click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

 

Whakamātau Whakapōauau me te Waipiro - Drug and Alcohol Screening

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 page.

To join a diverse and interesting organisation that offers a wide range of career opportunities click on our link below!

 

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click "APPLY FOR THIS JOB" or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it - click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

The closing date is Monday 9th November 2020

If you have any questions about the role, please email [email protected]

 

 

 

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.

The is a fixed term position until June 2021

 

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

The Ministry for Primary Industries has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Technical Assistant to join the Assurance, Biosafety and Containment Team at MPI's Animal Health Laboratory through until the end of June 2021. 

The Animal Health Laboratory located in Upper Hutt is New Zealand's reference centre for exotic, new and emerging terrestrial and aquatic animal diseases and contains both PC2 and PC3+ laboratory facilities. The Assurance, Biosafety and Containment Team is a multi-disciplinary team responsible for a range of operational systems that ensure a safe operating environment and compliance to the required regulations and standards.

We are seeking a Technical Assistant to join our multi-disciplinary team to undertake equipment calibrations for a range of laboratory equipment. The role will also involve providing other laboratory support tasks. The role would suit applicants with experience of working in a laboratory environment, strong focus and attention to detail.  You will be an excellent team player, a highly effective communicator, adaptable and calm under pressure.

The role offers unique opportunities to develop your skills within a large and dynamic organisation.

 

Mōu - About You

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • NCEA level 2 or equivalent qualifications
  • Experience of complying with Health and Safety regulations
  • Experience working within and across teams
  • Effective communication (verbal and written)
  • Strong attention to detail and quality focus
  • Ability to work within the constraints of, and follow the procedures used in a PC3+ containment laboratory
  • Capacity to plan work in line with priorities and coordinate work activities with others

 

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.

 

Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: - Benefits of working at MPI

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Workstation assessment
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Employee Assistance Programme (counselling support)
  • Flexible working - we support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible

 

The salary for this role is circa $50,000 to $59,000 depending on skills and experience

 See the benefits of working at MPI

 

Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru - Security checks

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last five (5) years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five (5) years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
  • click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

 

Whakamātau Whakapōauau me te Waipiro - Drug and Alcohol Screening

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 page.

To join a diverse and interesting organisation that offers a wide range of career opportunities click on our link below!

 

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click "APPLY FOR THIS JOB" or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it - click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

The closing date is Monday 9th November 2020

If you have any questions about the role, please email [email protected]

 

 

 

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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