Seasonal Kiwifruit Laboratory Technician

November 20, 2021

We are looking for Seasonal Kiwifruit Laboratory Technicians to join our team in our newly established laboratory in Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty right next to Baypark. We are ready to build on the success of last season and we need your help! Whether you want to gain some laboratory experience, learn a little more about the kiwifruit season, be part of a team or earn some money this role ticks all the boxes.

This is a great role that will suit a range of candidates, no experience required, full training will be provided with a range of shift hours available including:

  • Morning shift (from 5.30am)
  • Weekends
  • Afternoons – Evenings


Seasonal Kiwifruit Laboratory Technicians carry out routine kiwifruit maturity testing on samples on behalf of our client Zespri to determine if samples meet minimum clearance criteria and assess fruit quality.

This role is for a Fixed term period from March to June, working variable hours.  Hours will be rostered to meet the requirements of the business which operates 7 days a week.  You will be required to be available to work a minimum of 3 days per week (and up to 6) including at least one weekend day.  Both morning and afternoon shifts will be available.


Routine maturity testing on samples that may include:

  • Sample Reception
  • Sample Preparation
  • Weight, Firmness, Colour, Dry Matter, Brix, Seeds
  • Fruit Disposal
  • Cleaning


  • A variety of shift hours suitable for all, including retirees and backpackers
  • Our laboratory operations start ahead of the kiwifruit harvest and offer a variety of tasks
  • Central Mount Maunganui location (right next to Baypark) with close proximity to Tauranga and Papamoa

Hill Laboratories is a family-friendly, values driven and mature New Zealand owned business.  As a Seasonal Laboratory Technician you will be part of a great team providing services to the wider Kiwifruit industry. This is a great opportunity to gain experience working with one of NZs leading commercial laboratories.


If this role sounds like a good fit for you, click apply now via the link or on our website.

Please include a cover letter with your CV detailing why you feel you are the best candidate for this position.

This role is open to all candidates – those on a work visa or working holiday visa (excluding SSE) are welcome to apply.