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Laboratory Technician


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

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 Technician to join our team.  This position will have the opportunity depending on experience to lead small teams. Reporting to the Laboratory Supervisor, your role is vital in implementing daily production plans.

Ideally, you will be responsible for maintaining the production environment of the laboratory, inducting and training Laboratory Assistants as well as assisting 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:

  • Allocate daily tasks to team members based on the production schedule.
  • Arrange workstations with necessary equipment, tools, and materials
  • Introduce new staff to lab procedures, safety protocols, and equipment operation.
  • Train and induct casual staff on handling tissue culture plants, preparation techniques, and protocol adherence.
  • Ensure production processes meet quality standards and specifications.
  • Keep track of raw materials and consumables needed for production.
  • Use IVF to prepare reports and summaries for tracking production performance.
  • Perform basic maintenance on laboratory equipment, including daily cleaning and following maintenance schedules.
  • Follow all safety protocols and requirements within the lab.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Previous experience working in a plant TC laboratory or equivalent.
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work well within a team including training and instructing others
  • Ability to achieve a consistent quality of work standards while applying adequate levels of accuracy and thoroughness in carrying out work tasks and processes.
  • Unrestricted working rights

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 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.

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: 2024-2482

Location: Pakenham Nursery

Category: Driscolls

Closing Date: Friday, 5 July 2024