Technical Operator – Bay of Plenty – Scion

Help transform waste into energy and useable products
Drive and troubleshoot pilot scale plant operations
Enjoy work/life balance in Rotorua

Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forest industry, wood products and wood-derived material and other biomaterials sectors. Our purpose is to drive innovation and growth from these sectors to create economic value and contribute to beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.

The Clean Technologies team at Scion seeks to optimise resource use by transforming biomass into value added products.

The role
This full-time role will undertake a broad range of R & D related to waste treatment and bioenergy production.

Reporting to a Research Leader and Project Leader(s) within the Clean Technologies team, you will:

operate pilot scale equipment
collect data in research areas such as waste treatment and bioenergy production
work with multidisciplinary research groups
Skills and experience

You will have:
A minimum of a BSc (or equivalent in process engineering or technology)
Experience with a hands-on approach in laboratory and pilot scale work
Detailed knowledge and experience in an industrial process setting is preferred
Demonstrable research, engineering and problem solving skills
An ability to communicate easily and effectively
We are home to creative science minds and have a vibrant culture ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery. With its head office based on the edge of Rotorua’s world famous Whakarewarewa Forest, Scion offers an enviable work environment with excellent work/life balance initiatives. Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s leading tourist destinations owing to its outstanding natural environment and proximity to coastal beaches and inland lakes, native forests, geothermal areas and volcanic ski-fields.

Closing date: Thursday, 28 April 2016

For further information about this position contact Michelle Easton, People and Performance Senior Advisor on
+64 7 343 5559 or

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