Laboratory Technician

LocationChatham, Ontario
Reports ToChief Scientist and Head of Research and Development
Position Overview

This position is responsible for conducting testing using standard and complex procedures for plant improvement projects in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

*Please note this is a contract position.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Comply with all environmental health and safety policies, applicable regulatory requirements, and internal laboratory procedures.
  • Obtain samples of incoming materials, process streams and effluents for analytical testing, process control and product development.
  • Set up, adjust, operate, standardize, calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment utilized in analytical testing, process development and improvement.
  • Perform a wide range of laboratory tests to support specific research projects.
  • Collect test data and create related files and records.
  • Prepare solutions, reagents or media for prescribed experiments and testing.
  • Apply standard quality control procedures to assure accuracy of test results.
  • Prepares reports, including graphs and charts, of test results.
  • Maintain a supply inventory of chemicals and materials.
  • Responsible for housekeeping and cleaning of the lab.
  • Other duties and responsibilities aligned to business objectives and in support of our core principles.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Completion of post-secondary education in food science, chemistry or microbiology.
  • One to two years of related experience in a laboratory setting.
  • Knowledge of GC and LC analysis is an asset.
  • Experience in a research environment is an asset.
  • Positive and team-oriented individual with strong communication skills and high attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and engaged individual who acts to resolve issues within their scope of responsibility.
  • Strong organizational skills paired with an ability to self-manage multiple priorities with competing demands.
  • Dedicated to business objectives and continuous improvement through adaptability, innovation and agility.
  • Possesses Company values of Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Commitment coupled with the ability to accept and drive change.
  • Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity, respect, commitment and open to change while modelling the Company Core Principles in all activities.
  • Ability to foster collaborative, cross department relationships to meet common objectives.