Lab Technician

Mint Innovation has been developing innovative cleantech since 2016. Our mission is to provide low cost, sustainable solutions to recover valuable metals from waste (the urban mine) via plants in major cities around the world.

Headquartered in Auckland, Mint has established a project management office in Sydney to manage the build of our first electronic waste recycling facility in Smithfield. Following this will be a roll-out of further plants internationally. The plants will use the latest technology, as well as proprietary chemical and biological processes to recover base and precious metals (e.g. copper and gold) from electronic waste. For more details, see our website.


We are looking for a university student studying science for 4-8 hours per week to help maintain our company's lab space. Please note: We are located in East Tamaki & public transport is limited. 

Your tasks and duties will include: 

  • Cleaning glassware and wiping down surfaces

  • Emptying sample tubes for disposal

  • Making stock solutions for lab use (e.g. acids, bases)

  • Chemical inventory work as necessary

  • Helping to maintain the general cleanliness of the lab space

To apply for this job, the applicant must have: 

  • availability to work 4-8 hours a week (flexible timings) from January or February 2022

  • understanding of safe laboratory practice

  • understanding and experience handling chemicals 

Benefits: You will be paid $27.50 an hour and opportunity to work inside a clean-tech startup!


No other current openings

Although we don't have any dedicated roles that we're looking to fill at this time, as a start-up we're always interested to hear from entrepreneurial scientists with experience in inorganic chemistry, bioremediation, biotechnology or metallurgy in general. The same goes for chemical and process engineers, so please feel free to introduce yourself to us!