Aquaculture Technician

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 20 Mar 2023

The opportunity / Te Whiwhinga mahi

We are looking for Aquaculture technicians to work part time in our Aquaculture Facilities at our Nelson Campus and at Glenhaven. This exciting opportunity might appeal to current students or graduates.

This curriculum area is renowned for quality and excellence and offers a range of aquaculture courses from sustainable aquaculture certificates to post graduate research qualifications. We have purpose-built teaching spaces including fish and shellfish hatchery and rearing facilities and three recirculating production systems for our students (ākonga).

We need technical support to ensure we continue to present excellent aquaculture facilities and support to training and research opportunities for our ākonga and tutors (kaimahi).

The key responsibilities for these permanent roles are:

  • Feeding of animals, cleaning system(s) and any maintenance work.
  • Monitoring of animal welfare
  • Assist with keeping any aquatic plants/animals - feeding, cleaning, water quality, monitoring etc.

Hours available:

  • Up to 16 hours per week.
  • Must be able to work at least 2 weekends per month.
  • Weekend work requirement is only 3 hours per day 9-12pm Saturdays and Sundays to undertake feeding, cleaning, and monitoring of animal welfare. 
  • During the week the rostered hours are more flexible and would also involve some lab preparation. 
  • Hours are rostered at least two weeks in advance to cover weekdays, public holidays, and weekends to ensure the welfare of our animals.

About you / He kōrero mōu

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • An understanding of aquaculture principals 
  • Aquatic animal husbandry experience,
  • Technical hands-on skills with aquaculture systems,
  • A good rapport with ākonga,
  • Be a positive team member who conveys enthusiasm, takes initiative and is willing to use their experience and expertise to inspire.

It is desirable (but not essential) that you have:

  • A relevant aquaculture or marine science qualification or equivalent,
  • Laboratory experience (training provided)
  • Understanding of: System Design, Aeration, Filtration (Biological & Mechanical), Feeding, Oxygen & Ozone, Sterilisation, Pumps, Waster Water Management, Water Hydrodynamics & Piping Systems, Sensors & Alarm Systems, Electrical Installations Water Quality Monitoring.

What we offer / Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou 

  • Base + KiwiSaver
  • Generous leave provisions + EAP services
  • Central city location+ access to free onsite parking + good access to public transport + bike racks and showers + close to other facilities 
  • Discount on study+ onsite café (main campuses)/restaurant/sports facilities/library
  • Working alongside a high experienced aquaculture team 

About Te Pūkenga / He kōrero mō Te Whare Wānanga o Te Pūkenga

NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, the organisation responsible for delivering vocational education and training across New Zealand. By bringing together on-the-job, on-campus and online learning, Te Pūkenga supports learners, employers, and our communities to gain the skills, knowledge, and capabilities Aotearoa needs now and for the future.

NMIT operates four campuses, servicing over 6500 tertiary students from the Nelson and Marlborough regions, and from all over the world. Our promise is 'work-ready, world-ready graduates'.

How to apply/ Me pēhea te tuku tono

We accept applications via our online application systems. For a job description, please follow the application link.

You must be a NZ resident with a current work eligibility status.

Please outline in your cover letter what hours and days you are interested in working. 

Application close date is 9am on Monday 20/03/2022.

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