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Manager KiwiStar Optics

Callaghan Innovation
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Wellington - Hutt Valley
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand's innovation agency. We activate innovation and help businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand. We do this by providing a range of services, including research and development (R&D) solutions, skills and capability development programmes, and grants co-funding. We provide a single front door to the innovation ecosystem for businesses at all stages of their journey, from start-ups to the most experienced R&D performers.

KiwiStar Optics ( is a Callaghan Innovation owned operational business that is rapidly growing and is a global leader in precision optics for astronomy. KiwiStar manufactures large precision lenses, astronomical spectrographs, optical components and customised solutions for customers in America, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia.

We have an opportunity for someone to join the team as Manager, KiwiStar Optics reporting to the General Manager Commercial. If you are an exceptional people leader who has a technical background (preferably in science or mechanical engineering) or knowledge of the precision optics field of expertise, then this may be the next opportunity for you.

The successful candidate will be leading a highly talented team of experts responsible for the design and development of optical systems including precision spectrographs, large lenses and mirrors for our customers. The ability to identify areas for process efficiencies and passion for ongoing innovation of our products and services is a must. Previous experience leading a team in a manufacturing environment and delivering to commercial targets is essential.

To find out more about the role, please refer to the position description on our job site. Please email if you have any questions.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 8582GOV.

Applications close on Thursday, 31 May 2018.

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