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.

About this company
Hemp Oil Canada Inc. is Canada’s leader in the procurement, processing, marketing, and distribution of hemp food products and...