Veterinarian (Veterinarian Technical Supervisor 1)

Ministry of Primary Industries

Morrinsville, New Zealand

Full time

Veterinary Surgeons

Apr 15

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Job Description

Veterinarian (Veterinarian Technical Supervisor 1) – Morrinsville | Verification Services

We have an excellent opportunity available for an enthusiastic Veterinary Technical Supervisor 1 (VTS1) to join the Waikato team based in Greenlea, Morrinsville. 


Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

The Greenlea Premier Meats premise currently processes beef and bobby calves. Traditionally, ME82 works two shifts Monday – Friday for most of the beef killing season, and Monday – Friday on a single shift for the calf season.  Regular overtime is worked on weekends during peak season. The VTS1 currently works a 4 x 10 hr week, with Monday as the rostered day off. This position reports to the Team Manager Establishment Waikato.

This role is an exciting opportunity to have a positive influence on both the Verification Services team and the operator therefore we need the ideal candidate for this role to display strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively.

The position offers an ideal opportunity for an achievement-orientated veterinarian seeking responsibility and a challenge!


About the Location

Morrinsville is located in the heart of Waikato, situated between the Kaimai Ranges and the Waikato River. Surrounded by some of the best farmland in New Zealand, Morrinsville is located about 30km east of Hamilton with a population of around 7,000. It has good schooling & shopping in the town, and is only an hour from Waihi Beach (East Coast) and or Raglan (West Coast). The Premises is located within the town boundary.


About the Branch | Mō te peka

Reporting to the Team Manager Establishment, the role sits within the Establishment group of the Verification Services directorate (VS). VS is responsible for ensuring the safety and suitability of New Zealand exports for overseas and domestic markets by providing food safety and biosecurity, verification and official assurances / certification required for exporting New Zealand's food and animal products to overseas markets. Maintaining and growing international market access for New Zealand depends on the continued excellence of our Veterinarians on the front line.

Joining VS can be a gateway to a wider career path within New Zealand Food Safety and the wider Ministry. This is an opportunity to join dynamic and forward-thinking organisation that wants you to achieve your potential.


Skills and Experience | Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako

  • A qualified and registered Veterinarian
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with HACCP, Quality Assurance systems, Risk Management Systems
  • Verbal and written skills, verbal and analytical reasoning skills
  • Integrity and trust, ethics and values, resilience, adaptability and openness
  • Persuading and influencing, team work, planning and organising
  • Computer literacy – can operate standard and customised software to an acceptable standard e.g. word-processing, excel, internet, email, database, secure sites, electronic certification, residues etc
  • An understanding of basic food technology
  • Experienced in MPI Verification Services systems and delivery of service
  • A keen understanding of Triple O Core Concepts & Methodology.

Overall, our ideal candidate will demonstrate versatility and strong leadership skills. You will be a clear communicator and have a desire and ability to create a working environment which enables the operator to optimise their ownership of compliance.


How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae) please “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Rosie Slevin, Recruitment Advisor for a confidential discussion on email

Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant/s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test. Further information on this process can be found on our careers site under the application process, on pre-employment checks.


Applications close: Thursday 29th April 2021


The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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