Chromatography Instrument Technician (Nelson – South Island, New Zealand) (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time


  • NZ leader in Aquatic & Environmental Research
  • Excellent opportunity to gain experience in a great location
  • Relocation package on offer for the right candidate



Our client is a New Zealand Leader in Aquatic & Environmental Research/Analysis with a state of the art Laboratory. Based in Nelson our client has operated for more than 40 years and is TGA and ISO 17025 accredited. As well as conducting research our client is also an analytical lab, testing samples from the food industry- aquaculture samples, dairy, seafood, biotoxins etc.



The successful candidate will ensure that all chemistry instruments run efficiently and perform to specifications. You role will include maintaining & troubleshooting chemistry instruments (such as GCMS, ICP-MS, LC/MS-MS), maintaining spare parts & tools, conducting software updates and liaising with IT around software and back ups. The role will also include maintaining instrument records- performance and maintenance records as well as providing training to staff on instrument troubleshooting. You will also be managing relationships with instrument companies- dealing with servicing, invoicing, sourcing parts etc. You must have a strong health and safety focus to be successful in this role.



  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or similar
  • Must hold Australian or New Zealand Citizenship (must have full work rights for NZ)
  • Must have experience troubleshooting & maintenance of all or most of the following: UPLC, LCMS-MS, ICP-MS, GCMS & UV-Vis.
  • Organised & Efficient
  • Excellent communication skills- verbal and written
  • Experience training other staff on instruments and dealing with external suppliers would be highly regarded
  • Team Player



Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the full selection criteria. If you would like to know more about this unique opportunity please call Emily or Helen on 03 9516 0100.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates. Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for similar roles.

Please Note: Unfortunately only short-listed candidates can be contacted due to high volume of applications.