Veterinarian – Burnham, Christchurch

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    6 months ago
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  • Category: Veterinarians
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MPI21/1509172
  • Job Title: Veterinarian – Burnham, Christchurch
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Veterinarian (Veterinary Technical Supervisor 2) – Christchurch

The Team Manager Establishments for Christchurch is looking for a Veterinarian (Veterinary Technical Supervisor 2) to join the Christchurch team based in South Pacific Meats, Burnham, Christchurch, SPM135.


About the role: Kōrero mō te tūranga

South Pacific Meats, Burnham is situated approximately 30 minutes south of Christchurch. The premises processes adult beef, bobby calves and sheep. There has been considerable investment at the premises over the past few years.

The premises runs a day and night shift and also a 7 day per week processing pattern. The successful candidate will join a team of three full time veterinarians on site and all 3 vets will rotate around all the shifts and all the days. Currently 4×10 on day shifts and 5×8 on night shift.

The role is ideally suited to someone who can work with, and learn from, the experienced veterinarians currently on site. A proven team player is essential. Flexibility is expected as the shift patterns and rota can change depending upon the processing patterns.


Skills & Experience: Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako

  • A qualified and registered Veterinarian
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with HACCP, Quality Assurance systems, Risk Management Systems
  • Verbal and written skills, verbal and 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
  • An understanding of basic food technology
  • A willingness to embrace the verification services Triple O way of working

If this sounds like you we want to hear from you!


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, please contact Rosie Slevin, Recruitment Advisor for a confidential discussion on email

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 Friday 12th February 2021


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.