Laboratory Technician

Date: Apr 18, 2024

Location: Mount Maunganui, NZ, 3116

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


Taura Natural Ingredients, a subsidiary of IFF, is a Global Leader in functional fruit ingredient manufacture, and providing customer specific solutions for some of the most highly recognized FMCG brands, with world class production facilities in Mount Maunganui and Belgium.

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician to join our Research & Development team, internally known as the IC&D (Innovation, Creation & Design), working at our Mount Maunganui site and reporting to the Inclusions Manager.  This is a full-time permanent position that has key functional relationships with many facets of the business.

Key responsibilities will be to work with the Research and Development Technologists (Inclusions Designers) to efficiently manufacture development samples in line with specific development briefs and to coordinate the timely dispatches of inclusions samples to both internal and external customers.  

The role will also include the following:
•    Ensuring the laboratory and laboratory equipment is maintained to the highest possible standard of cleanliness for the manufacture and testing of Taura URC Inclusions
•    Actively work with the Inclusions Designers to identify potential performance and product issues as part of the development process
•    Actively contribute to the success of the IC&D team through the contribution of ideas and questioning how products, processes and systems can be improved
•    Maintaining a thorough and accurate record of raw material and finished goods inventory
•    Ensuring that Food Safety Standards are followed rigidly in the laboratory at all times, and all policies and procedures relating to health and hygiene are adhered to
•    Supporting the Inclusions Designers with additional testing or raw materials and finished goods as required, including shelf-life testing of products as part of the development process
•    Identification & assisting with the implementation of continuous improvement opportunities

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

•    A proven history of working in a food manufacturing facility
•    Strong focus on quality
•    Good written and oral communication
•    Conversant and proficient in computer use
•    An enthusiastic, flexible team player with a high level of personal integrity


Remuneration will be competitive and includes Southern Cross Healthcare among other benefits.

Only those applicants successful in an interview will be contacted.

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