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Laboratory Supervisor


  • New site based in Pakenham 
  • Previous tissue culture exposure preferred
  • Global leading berry brand

THE ROLE

Set on an expansive site with brand new facilities and equipment, including a state of the art, 1200 sqm tissue culture facility that can accommodate up-to 50 staff, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Laboratory Supervisor to join the team in overseeing tissue culture operations. Reporting directly to the Laboratory Manager, you will be responsible for providing day-to-day support, guidance and direction to a team of Lab Technicians and Assistants to ensure the TC team delivers on production quality and quantity targets. 

Ideally, you will have had prior experience working in Tissue Culture, sterile and hygiene-controlled laboratories and overseeing small teams, and ensure protocols are being followed. You will also possess sound communication and interpersonal skills to guide others including providing hands-on training to new or trainee lab assistants on best practice propagation techniques.  Some of your key duties will include: 

  • Supporting day to day TC operations including but not limited to; rostering, generating work orders and directions, training, documentation maintenance, hygiene controls, and production reporting. 
  • Supporting TC management in production planning activities, as well as coordination of plant deliveries to nurseries and third-party laboratories. 
  • Ensuring TC media inventory availability to specifications as required and oversee stock controls and record keeping of media inventory. 
  • Ensuring staff follow high standards of safety across laboratory activities. 
  • Record and report on TC production activities as required, including maintenance of records. 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

If you’re ready for a challenge and this role sounds like you, then we would encourage you to apply. To be considered for this role you will need to be able to demonstrate the following in your application:

  • Previous experience working in a tissue culture laboratory facility. 
  • Ability to use Excel and data recording systems 
  • Interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills

BENEFITS

Want to join Driscoll’s? Our passion for berries extends to nurturing our people, we invest in your growth and prosperity through various benefits:

  • Paid Parental Leave: Up to 12 weeks’ pay for the primary carer and up to 2 weeks for the secondary carer.
  • Mentoring and Coaching: Programs designed to support your professional development.
  • Employee Reward and Recognition: Service recognition awards and access to perks and discounted products through our recognition program
  • Annual Health Program: Seasonal flu shots
  • Study Leave: Support your educational pursuits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Tailored well-being programs, confidential advice and big brand discounts!
  • Novated Car Lease: Enjoy the convenience and savings on a novated lease

Experience the Driscoll’s difference. Apply now to connect with our friendly team and learn more about the exceptional employee experience at Driscoll’s. 

ABOUT US

Driscoll’s Australia is an exciting joint venture company owned by Costa Group - Australia’s leading integrated growing and marketer of premium quality fresh produce and Driscoll’s (USA) – the world’s market leader in berries.  Partnering with a broad grower base across a national footprint, Driscoll’s Australia supplies year round delicious, branded berries to consumers using exclusively patented varieties developed by our joint venture partners breeding programs. Since our inception we have successfully achieved significant yearly growth and market share, enabling us to become the market leader in our category.

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Full time

Job no: 2024-2434

Location: Pakenham Nursery

Category: Driscolls

Closing Date: Sunday, 9 June 2024