Travelling Technical Supervisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Travelling Technical Supervisors
  • Location: Nelson
  • Date Advertised: 16-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1422683A
  • Job Title: Travelling Technical Supervisor
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  • Summary:
    • Do you have a background and tertiary qualification in food technology or science?
    • Are you passionate about protecting New Zealand and growing our export food industry?
    • Do you like variety in your job and the opportunity to work with like-minded colleagues?


    The New Zealand Food Safety, Verification Services team in the South Island are seeking applicants for the Travelling Technical Supervisor position to join the Nelson Circuit team.


    Verification Services provides a range of food safety and biosecurity verification and certification services to support market access strategies and setting standards. These include:


    • Verification and certification services to manufacturers and other companies (for example, meat, seafood, pharmaceutical, dairy and game) mainly involved in exporting.


    About the role – Kōrero mō te tūranga

    In this role you will carry out verification activities in accordance with current legislation and overseas market access requirements. This role will have a particular focus on seafood verification which includes a busy export certification workload. You will be based in the Nelson region and will travel throughout the upper South Island to carry out verification functions.


    This is a great opportunity if you have a science or food technology background as you will be working mainly under the Animal Products Act. We are looking for someone who enjoys a fast paced work environment where no two days are the same and you will also be well versed in building and maintaining successful relationships.


    There will be full training is provided to the successful applicant.


    Skills & Experience – Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako

    • Must have a relevant food technology or related science degree. 
    • Individuals with experience working in relevant industries preferred.
    • Experience in the food industry particularly in auditing, compliance, quality assurance and HACCP
    • Excellent planning and organisational skills.  Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment.
    • Must have a full driver’s license.
    • Excellent verbal and written skills as well as analytical reasoning skills
    • Integrity and trust, ethics and values, resilience, adaptability and openness
    • Persuading and influencing, team work, planning and organising
    • Computer literacy – can operate standard and customised software to an acceptable standard e.g. word-processing, excel, internet, email, database, secure sites, electronic certification, residues etc


    About MPI – Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua

    Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It’s no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world.We’re working towards sustainability, protection, growth and participation.

    To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here


    How to Apply – Me pēhea te tuku tono

    To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae) please “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal. 


    If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Melissa Heaney, Recruitment Advisor for a confidential discussion at


    In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be immediately available for an interview within New Zealand and must hold a current New Zealand work permit or be a New Zealand resident.


    Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant/s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test. Further information on this process can be found on our careers site under the application process, on pre-employment checks.


Applications close 23 October 2019


The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.