Vintage Laboratory Technician


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Company: GisVin Ltd

Type:Fixed Term

Uploaded: 22 October 2021

Closes: 22 November 2021


GisVin is a contract winemaking facility located in beautiful sunny Gisborne. We offer a world class winery service that is tailored to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the quality and reputation of Gisborne fruit, while meeting individual client requirements.

GisVin is currently preparing for our busy harvest season and we are looking for an experienced Laboratory Technician to help us during this period (February to April).

This is a unique role as it incorporates Laboratory work and administration work for the business as well. It would suit a 'go getter' who is looking to progress their career in the wine industry.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • winery laboratory analysis
  • updating winery operating system (Vintrace)
  • administration of grape receival paperwork
  • support night shift cellar team

Requirements for this role are:

  • One years experience in either a laboratory or winemaking role
  • NZCEA Level 4 or higher in a science subject or winemaking
  • Excellent knowledge of computer operating systems and Excel
  • Strong administration skills
  • The ability to operate independently with no supervision
  • Must be available 7 days a week, up to 12 hours per day during the busy period
  • A reasonable level of physical fitness

In return, we offer a competitive hourly rate, a brand new pair of safety boots, meals when we're going through those long days, a safe and fun work environment with a diverse bunch of people, and full training & support to make sure you succeed.

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position email a cover letter and resume to

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

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  • Jobseekers should be aware that the start and finish dates of harvest work employment may change from those suggested by wineries at the time of your job offer. Vintage dates can not accurately be predicted.

    It is therefore important that you understand that depending on your employment arrangements with the employer there may be a period of time where you have no work or less work than you were expecting, and should have sufficient financial arrangements in place should this occur. Your actual start and finish dates may vary - if you have queries around this, check with your winery employer before booking airline tickets etc.
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