QA Lab Tech Assistant
Hemp Oil Canada Inc - Ste Agathe, MB

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Temporary, Part Time, University Student Position

Hours: 16-20 hours per week (Flexible depending on applicant’s availability)
Type: Temporary, Part-Time
Industry: Food Manufacturing
Location: Ste. Agathe, Manitoba
Term: September-November (approximately)
Hourly Wage: TBD

This position will be involved in maintaining the safety and quality of Hemp Oil Canada Inc.’s hemp food products and facility. This position is a Temporary, Part Time position that has the possibility to extend into Full Time, Permanent position in 2015.


  • Sample Analysis

o Collection of samples
o Grading seed samples from producers
o Routine laboratory procedures such as microbiological (E.coli , SPC, Coliforms, Yeast + Mold), chemical (ELISA – gluten and aflatoxin) and NIR analysis
o Purity examination
o Sensory evaluation
o Record accurate results of all analyses
o Perform statistical analyses, evaluate and trend results
o Organize retention samples

  • Maintain Laboratory and Records

o Keep laboratory clean, sanitary and organized
o Keep inventory of supplies
o Ensure all laboratory records are organized
o Be aware of customer specifications
o Use Good Laboratory Practices

  • Food Safety

o Comply with company food safety policies
o Participate in audits, inspections and monitoring of Food Safety Program

  • Time Management

o Prioritize tasks
o Work under tight deadlines

  • May be assigned other QA projects by supervisor or managers


  • Working towards a Post-Secondary Education in Food Science, Microbiology, Human Nutrition (Food Industry Stream preferable) or related field
  • Proficient computer skills in programs such as: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Keen eye for attention to detail
  • Highly organized and able to work in fast paced environment
  • Preferable

o HACCP, GMP and WHMIS training
o Knowledge or experience working in a food manufacturing facility with GFSI Food Safety Management Systems (FSSC 22000, BRC, SQF)

  • To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in Canada
  • Reliable transportation as public transportation is not available

To Apply:
Please write “QA Lab Tech Assistant” in the subject line of your email. Please attach a Cover Letter that includes your available hours and expected Graduation date.