Expressions of Interest: Laboratory Technician for Vet Nursing Studies

Bring your professional skills in animal science to Wintec and help shape the future for the next generation.

Join the Centre for Applied Science & Primary Industries team at Wintec on a fixed term contract.

About the role

This role is to coordinate the technical requirements for practical laboratory sessions for the range of programmes in our Animal Technology team, including the NZ Certificate in Animal Care (Companion Animal), Veterinary Nursing Assistant and Diploma Veterinary Nursing courses.  There will also be scope to supervise animal handling sessions within these Programmes.  Being a member of the Health & Safety team is also part of the role.  We are looking for a fixed term, part-time (0.6 full time equivalent) technician, this time will need to be apportioned over 3-5 days and may suit someone returning to the workforce, or someone wanting to reduce their hours in a family friendly, flexible hours arrangement. The position will be reviewed in July.

You’ll be part of the future-focused Animal Technology team, helping Wintec do what it does best – turn out work-ready graduates who can take on the world. Your experience, professional networks and formal qualifications will be key to the smooth running and efficient provision of great tertiary education.

Are you an ideal candidate?

Do you have a relevant qualification (Cert in VNA, or DipVN) and work experience in a veterinary clinic or laboratory environment? Is interacting with a wide variety of animals and supervising correct animal handling one of your skills?  Coordinating the technical requirements for practical laboratory sessions requires flexibility and organisation.  You will also hold a full NZ Drivers licence.  If you have good communication skills and are enthusiastic about the work you do, this could be your next exciting move.

Lead change, shape the world at Wintec – apply now and be a part of something bigger.

Applications will be open until position has been filled.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated person to coordinate practical laboratory sessions, and supervise Animal Handling sessions in our Animal Technology programmes.

Fixed Term

Job no: JAF654

Location: Rotokauri Campus

Closing Date: Friday, 5 April 2019