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Silver Fern Farms is New Zealand's leading marketer, processor and exporter of premium quality lamb, beef, venison and associated products. We are a regionally significant business: with annual revenue, in excess of $2bn, 7,000 employees, seven offshore offices, 14 processing sites in New Zealand and exporting to over 60 countries.

'To become the world's most successful and sustainable grass-fed red meat company' is our vision as a food company. We are committed to excellence with a level of skill, expertise and care that allows us to bring the very best of New Zealand to the world. We are proud that the Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index has recently ranked Silver Fern Farms in the Top 20 New Zealand businesses for reputational excellence for the second year running.

We have an exciting opportunity at our Finegand, Balclutha Laboratory, for a person looking for the experience of working in an established IANZ and RLP Recognised Laboratory.

We're looking for a person who can juggle a diverse range of tasks from sample collection through to reporting and client liaison as well as the full range of laboratory support functions.

The successful applicant will possess the following skills:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (Microbiology/Chemistry).
  • Experience in a similar position would be preferred, but is not essential.
  • Experience with quality systems.
  • Time management and organisational skills.
  • A methodical approach to work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • The drive to succeed and take on new challenges head on.


The successful applicant will be part of a small team responsible for regular quality control testing and sampling of a wide range of export products, water supplies and environmental samples. You will also be responsible for the calibration of test equipment, maintaining a neat working environment and ensuring that all safety standards are complied with. This position will suit an applicant who can operate independently and shows a high degree of initiative.

Ongoing training will be available to help you develop your full potential in the role.

To apply online, click on "Apply" below to submit your application.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

  • Classifications: Agricultural, Forestry & Fishing
  • Company: Silver Fern Farms Ltd
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Balclutha
  • Region: Otago
  • Country: New Zealand
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