Laboratory Technician – Contract

LocationChatham, Ontario
DepartmentInnovation & Supply Chain
Reports ToLaboratory Coordinator and Chief Scientist & Head of 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. This position is a contract position for a period of 19 months.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Comply with all environmental health and safety policies, applicable regulatory requirements, and internal laboratory procedures
  • Ob0tain 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 openness to change while modelling the Company Core Principles in all activities
  • Ability to foster collaborative, cross department relationships to meet common objectives.