Team Leader - Laboratory Operations

Full time opportunity to join a leading New Zealand laboratory in the role of Team Leader. Advance your career in our professional laboratory environment offering great job security, career development and a great team culture.


The Team Leader role will involve organising routine operations and managing a team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to step into a laboratory management position.  You will report directly to (and with the ongoing support of) a Laboratory Section Manager and work within the larger Operations area of our business. 

Core functions of the Team Leader role will include: organising and coordinating daily routine operations, day to day managing of staff and ensuring that daily ‘turn around’ targets are achieved. 


  • May have a tertiary qualification in science or relevant discipline (preferred)
  • Previous staff management/supervisory experience in a similar role, including planning and staff training
  • Sound experience of technical laboratory processes
  • Excellent operational focus with attention to time management, prioritisation and work allocation to achieve the required turn-around times
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Team player who is able to work collaboratively and create a good working relationship with other staff in the team and across the business
  • Actively contributes to and supports change initiatives

The successful candidate will have a proven history of high personal and professional work standards in a laboratory environment with at least 3 years previous laboratory and staff management experience.


Hill Laboratories is a commercial provider of analytical services to a wide range of customers in New Zealand and overseas. We provide an excellent environment for fostering and developing talent and enabling innovation in a family-friendly, values driven and mature New Zealand owned business. 

Our staff gain value from a wide range of benefits such as job related learning and development opportunities, a career advancement framework, subsidised employee schemes as well as more holistic benefits such as social events and health initiatives.


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.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: 6586078

Location: Hamilton

Closing Date: Sunday, 9 August 2020