R & D Laboratory Assistant

Company
Daiya
Location
Vancouver
Contact
hr@daiyafoods.com
Posted On
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 13:34
Description

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:                                          R&D Laboratory Assistant

DEPARTMENT:                                  Research and Development

REPORTING TO:                                R&D Manager – Continuous Improvement

SUMMARY:

The Lab Assistant plays an important role in supporting R&D lab operations by efficiently and accurately carrying out weigh ups, general and detailed cleaning, and other lab related duties in a timely manner. The Lab Assistant will ensure that the weigh up of ingredients is carried out in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and SQF requirements along with Work Safe BC standards. This role will also include analytical and sensory assistance, such as pH, moisture, hardness.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Weigh up ingredients for test batches for Research & Development (R&D)
  • Learn and execute analytical SOPs (i.e. moisture, hardness)
  • Prepare samples for meetings and sensory tests
  • Accurately prepare ingredients within allotted times
  • Proactively notifies Lab Administrator when ingredient supplies are low; restock lab supplies as needed
  • Coordinates with Lab Administrator to order more ingredients within applicable lead times
  • Assists with R&D ingredient inventory
  • Help maintain lab organizational system
  • Maintain laboratory area cleanliness including:
    • Cleaning dishes
    • Wiping down counters and cupboards
    • Cleaning lab equipment
  • Minimize waste and maintain a safe working environment

May perform other duties as necessary

EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Proficient in math
  • Experience in an R&D lab or manufacturing environment is an asset

RELATED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • High degree of accuracy and excellent attention to detail
  • Flexible to adjust to changing priorities
  • Basic Excel and Word knowledge and experience
  • Strong English written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality in work performed
  • Maneuvering/lifting heavy objects and carrying up to 25kg

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application to hr@daiyafoods.com with “R&D Lab Assistant” on the subject line.

 

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