Laboratory Technician – Contract

LocationChatham, Ontario
DepartmentQuality Assurance
Reports ToQuality Assurance Manager
Position Overview

This position is responsible for the quality assurance of Industrial Alcohol and Co-products, and in-process testing. The Laboratory Technician works in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner to ensure that products manufactured at the Chatham plant facility meet internal and customer quality specifications.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Comply with all GGI Health and Safety, Environmental, Quality and Food/Feed Safety Policies and applicable regulatory requirements
  • Operate, standardize, calibrate and maintain laboratory instrumentation
  • Perform a range of lab tests to determine if Alcohol and Co-Products conform to ISO specifications and customer requirements
  • Release, post and create final product Bill of Lading and Certificate of Analysis in ERP software
  • Follow ISO Control Plans for in-coming, in-process materials and alcohol shipments issue non-conformances or reject, if required
  • Adhere to all Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) regulations
  • Monitor in-process mashing, fermentation and alcohol sensory/storage parameters to support Operations
  • Accurately perform measurements, calibration checks and maintain records of alcohol in storage and shipped, as required by Canada Revenue Agency – Excise Branch
  • Responsible for maintaining a high standard of housekeeping pursuant to Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives, New Product Introduction (NPI), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Management of Change (MOC), HAZOP and Pre-Start Safety Review (PSSR)
  • Other duties and responsibilities aligned to business objectives and in support of our core principles.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Completion of post-secondary education with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, diploma in Chemical Laboratory Technology or related discipline
  • Three to five years of relevant work experience would be an asset
  • Knowledge of cGMP and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) would be an asset
  • Quality and customer focus, with an ability to deliver positive and professional customer service to internal and external customers
  • Strong organizational skills paired with an ability to self-manage multiple priorities with competing demands.
Qualities
  • Demonstrate commitment to environmental health and safety, production targets and quality standards
  • Team-oriented individual with strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate across departments
  • Self-motivated and engaged individual who is able to balance workload, priorities and acts to resolve issues within their scope of responsibility
  • 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.