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Laboratory Technician (Media)


  • Join a global leading berry company 
  • Fantastic opportunity for development and career growth
  • New modern facility in Pakenham

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 Technician to join our team.  Reporting to the Laboratory Supervisor, your role is vital to ensuring the integrity and quality of the tissue culture process. 

Ideally, you will be responsible for the timely preparation of tissue culture media and its components for various plant species. You are also required to maintain stock records for equipment and consumables in the laboratory and associated storage areas as well as assist managers and supervisors with administrative tasks required and including maintaining the cleanliness of the lab and its facilities and equipment. Some of your key duties will include: 

  • Prepare various types of plant tissue culture (TC) media and stock solutions according to specific recipes and protocols, sterilising them using autoclaves.
  • Label media accurately and maintain inventory records, conducting regular checks as needed.
  • Keep accurate records of media preparation and autoclave cycles.
  • Coordinate with Plant Production Manager and Lab Supervisor to ensure sufficient TC media is prepared to meet order requirements.
  • Assist in coordinating and packing plant deliveries, recording relevant data as needed.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment by performing basic maintenance activities such as daily cleaning, following maintenance and cleanliness schedules.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety policies, procedures, and guidelines, including on-the-job safety instructions


  • Previous experience working in a plant TC laboratory or equivalent
  • Ability to be able to train others in standard procedures and operating instructions
  • Work well within a team 
  • Be able to communicate clearly and succinctly with others including in the delivery of written communication


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 with our local and global teams
  • Employee Reward and Recognition: Service recognition awards and access to perks and discounted products through our recognition program
  • Annual Health Program: Seasonal flu shots onsite 
  • 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. 

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: 2024-2407

Location: Pakenham Nursery

Category: Driscolls

Closing Date: Sunday, 26 May 2024