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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.


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