Applications for the following roles remain closed until 30 November 2023
Our Field Technicians spend their days outside in beautiful orchards collecting samples that they then bring back to our testing laboratories to be processed.
A fair level of fitness is required to be a Field Technician as they can be collecting up to 90 pieces of kiwifruit from varying orchard bays, which involves heavy lifting and walking. Additionally, we ask that they are smartphone savvy as there are several apps we use as part of our testing protocol. On-site training is provided, along with a competitive wage and flexible hours.
Our Lab Technicians spend their time processing the varying tests we run as a laboratory.
On-site training is provided for all our Lab Technicians with the work being relatively straightforward but requiring attention to detail. Additionally, a fair level of fitness is required for this role as it does include lifting heavy bags of fruit and tipping them into our testing trays.
This role provides a competitive salary and flexible hours.
Our Lab Supervisors train our Lab Techs on all testing protocols, ensuring procedures and testing work are being completed correctly, efficiently and most importantly safely. This high-energy and fast-paced role requires you to be able to prepare technical reports and recommendations as well as to manage the lab in the absence of the Laboratory Manager.
Previous experience in the horticulture or primary industry and or managing teams would be advantageous in this role but not necessary as on-site training will be provided. As needed Lab Supervisors will also assist their team with lab work. This role does include lifting heavy bags of fruit and tipping them into our testing trays, so a fair level of fitness is required. A competitive salary and flexible hours are provided.
Our lab administration roles (receptionist, services and support) assist with various aspects of our lab and field operations.
The receptionist supports the Employment officer in all front office admin duties, filing, and employment tasks.
Services and support roles support the field operations team by providing map and location support to the field technicians, work allocation and scheduling, and being the link between VLS and the lab.
Often you will be dealing with everyone else’s priorities, so being empathetic, adaptable, and level-headed will be key to getting the job done, alongside completing all your daily checks. You will know your way around computers and be comfortable communicating through phone, apps, and email. This role provides flexible hours and a competitive wage.