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ANALYTICAL CHEMIST

Job description:

Quality, Environmental and Food Safety Programmes:
Performing qualitative and quantitative measurements used to assure compliance with environmental and other regulations; to assure the safety and quality of raw materials, finished products and water; and to provide chemical measurements essential to processing.

Qualifications and competencies required:


A relevant tertiary qualification (for example): 

    B. Technology (Food), 
    B. Consumer & Applied Science, 
    Bachelor of Science (Food Science and Human Nutrition)
 .

Analytical, good communication skills, attention to detail, problem solving skills, project management skills, and familiarity with relevant instrumentation, systems and software.

Starting salary:

$40,000

Mid career salary:

$55,000

Career prospects:
Analytical chemists are currently in short supply in New Zealand, so job prospects are excellent.
Your career path can lead into R&D management, technical management, quality management.

Typical companies to work for:


 AsureQuality
 Cadbury
 Eurofins
 Fonterra
 Frucor
 Heinz Wattie's
 Nestle
 Orica
 Tip Top Ice Cream Co.

The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (Inc.)

Address:
PO Box 5574, Terrace End
Palmerston North 4441,
NEW ZEALAND.

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