GoodLeaf Farms has a brand-new indoor state of the art facility based in Guelph, Ontario.
At GoodLeaf Farms we are focused on producing local and ultra-fresh greens, without pesticides using efficient vertical farming. GoodLeaf Farms wants to set the highest possible standards for all current and future hires by providing company pride and sense of ownership to every role in the organization.
We are looking for a Quality Assurance Technician to cover the afternoon shift- this is a part-time position offering 20 hours a week. Hours will vary with core hours expected to be Monday to Friday 12pm-4pm or 4pm-8pm. There is a possibility that this position will also cover other shifts during the day or on the weekend.
The position works in a laboratory environment where pathogens are potentially grown with frequent trips to the farm harvesting, packaging and shipping/receiving areas. Occasional overtime is possible. Reporting to the QA Manager, the QA Technician will be responsible for the following:
Gather samples in an aseptic manner;
Complete microbiological analyses as per QC and Health & Safety protocols;
Handle and dispose of samples and test materials safely and aseptically;
Calibrate all lab equipment as required;
Hold and release product as directed;
Test samples and record and communicate results to necessary personnel;
Enter all results in electronic formats and generate reports;
Participate in the food safety program on anything food or quality related;
A variety of quality assurance tasks as required by the QA Manager and operational needs
Adhere, safeguard and comply with the Standard Sanitization Operating Procedures, Standard Operation Procedures, Occupational Health and Safety Act and Good Manufacturing Practice at all times without exception;
Adhere to safety rules and regulations at all times without exception
As an ideal candidate, you will have the following skills and qualifications:
High School Graduation with a minimum 2 year Community College Certificate or the equivalent training in Food Production from other institutions.
A background in Microbiology and the proper and safe handling of pathogens is required.
Experience in operating MDS systems and HACCP/Food Safety training is an asset for this position.
Experience in food manufacturing is required as well as a working knowledge of computers and Microsoft programs.
Exceptional attention to detail- The position requires the ability to execute lab procedures with precision and accurately record and report results in a safe and timely fashion
Excellent verbal and written communications are required.
Additional attributes include a strong work ethic, punctuality, a positive attitude as well as being a confident self-starter with a desire to learn and improve performance.
Ability to identify and resolve errors efficiently and effectively;
Ability to build and maintain strong relations with suppliers, outside labs and company employees;
Working knowledge of various Analytical Instruments necessary
Safety consciousness, organization, time management, written and oral communication are critical skills for that role
We pride ourselves in having a great team, who understands the importance of locally produced food and growing a great product.
GoodLeaf is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.
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Job Type: Part-time