Process/Mechanical Engineer - Scion

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 24 Nov 2023

  • Rotorua, New Zealand
  • 3 Month, Fixed Term Position, 40 hours per week

Scion is a Crown Research Institute dedicated to using science and technology to develop innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. With two main campuses in Rotorua and Christchurch, our work spans a wide range of sectors, including forestry, wood products, wood-derived materials, and other biomaterials. We are at the forefront of innovative technology development for standing forests, renewables, bioproducts, energy, and the establishment of a broader based bioeconomy. Thanks to the work of more than 300 scientists, engineers, researchers, and support staff who are passionate about pushing the boundaries of what is possible to create a better future for people and the planet. At Scion, we believe in collaboration, creativity, and continuous learning with the chance to work on or lead cutting-edge research projects with other experts in the field. 

We have an exciting 3-month, fixed term position for a Mechanical/ Process Engineer to join our Materials Engineering and Manufacturing research group, located at our Rotorua campus. Reporting to the Team Lead - Wood Science Design, the primary responsibility of this role will be to actively contribute your engineering expertise to the construction of a pilot plant in collaboration with an industry partner. This will include tasks such as planning, coordination, and technology transfer.

This is a short-term role, starting immediately and ending Thursday 29 February 2023. We are after a talented individual who is readily available to act as additional resource, supporting an increase in workload.

To be successful, you will be: 

  • Tertiary qualified (master's level) in Wood Process Engineering or a similar engineering discipline
  • Able to demonstrate proven experience in a similar role
  • Technically capable and mechanically minded
  • Able to think analytically and methodically to solve real problems
  • A team player with great communication, time management and prioritisation skills

Why Scion?

We are home to creative science minds and have a vibrant culture ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery, right at the heart of New Zealand's Forest industry. Scion offers an enviable working environment with excellent work/life balance initiatives.

Apply now if this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for!

Closing date: 24 November 2023



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