Technical Assistant, Trainee


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About the opportunity:

An excellent opportunity for a Junior Technical Assistant with a background in the trades or asbestos to upskill their abilities in one of New Zealand's preferred testing and surveying laboratories.

Role description:

In this role you will be assisting the Senior Consultants in their day to day activities which can include a variety of work. This role could see you either in the laboratory or out in the field conducting sampling.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Daily receipt and processing of samples
  • Air monitoring placement and pick up from residential and commercial clients
  • Undertaking air sampling and analysis training
  • Liaising with Senior Consultants, clients and other team members

This role will suit someone with the following background / experience / qualities:

  • Trades services background
  • Ability to follow detailed directions in a laboratory and field environment
  • Experience in the operation of laboratory equipment and instrumentation or the willingness to learn
  • Background in the asbestos industry would be advantageous
  • Qualification in Occupational, Environmental or Health related sciences would be a bonus
  • Computer software (Microsoft office suite) and portable device application abilities
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of clientele.
  • Be physically fit as the role can be physically demanding
  • Full clean New Zealand drivers licence
  • Be willing to travel and work flexible hours (unsociable hours and weekends)

About the company:

Our client is proud to be 100% New Zealand owned and operated. They have a strong public and environmental health background and are one of the preferred specialists for asbestos testing and surveying in New Zealand. Their laboratory has been operating since the 1970s providing high quality bulk material and soil analysis, dust analysis and MFM and SEM fibre counts.

What they will offer

  • An easy going and friendly team to be a part of
  • Career progression through to senior positions
  • Excellent team environment

To find out more:

If you are interested in finding out more about this role please apply below

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