Lab Technician

Position

Lab Technician

Department

Extraction Team

Location

CannaPiece – Pickering Facility

Reports To

Extraction Manager

Shift/Weekend

Some shift work and weekends may be possible

Travel Req’d

N/A

Summary of the Role

Reporting to the Extraction Manager, the Lab Technicianwill be responsible for reclaiming solvents, purifying, distilling and isolating the crude oil into purified Cannabis products as part of the Extraction Team. We are looking for an experienced Lab Technician who ideally has experience in winterization and distillation.

Responsibilities

Processes raw Cannabis products into purified Cannabis products through solvent reclamation, purification, distillation, refinement and isolation

Identifies and notifies the Extraction Manager of any issues during refinement, purification, crystallization, and distillation that deviate from the norm or can interfere with product quality

Ensures the effective execution of processing tasks within established company policy, procedure and requirements related to safety, quality, and compliance (SLP, SOP, GDP)

Meticulously performs and accurately documents all work as directed in the SOPs, GDP, and other applicable regulatory guidance

Completes daily housekeeping tasks in each processing room and common space, ensures proper disposal of all waste and hazardous chemical waste

Strictly adheres to hygiene and health & safety guidelines as described by the Company’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

As the company expands, assists with the education and guidance of new staff in lab protocols,  SWP, SJP and overall safety awareness

Routinely interfaces directly with cross-functional teams

Performs calibration and maintenance on laboratory instruments as required

Monitors use and inventories of chemicals and supplies through inventory control systems, identifies any inventory issues or concerns and systematically reports them to the Extraction Manager in a timely and efficient manner

Performs other duties as assigned

Successful Applicant will have (qualifications and skills)

Bachelor’s degree or diploma in a science-related field or equivalent required

Winterization and distillation experience(preferred)

2+ years of laboratory experience or equivalent work experience

A working knowledge of lab techniques, terminology, equipment and materials

Excellent communication skills for liaising and communicating with multiple internal departments

Strong attention to detail, including the ability to detect quality defects and perform accurate counts and measurements

A reputation of being dependable and punctual

The ability to adhere to strict procedures and schedules

Ability to establish priorities, work quickly, accurately, and independently with minimal supervision; demonstrates self-motivation and initiative

Effective time management skills with an ability to multi-task efficiently

Strong teamwork skills, works well as a team member in a fast-paced environment

The willingness to maintain an open mind and learn new techniques

A strong work ethic and a positive team attitude

Proficient computer skills including Windows-based operating systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Office, and other programs and software as required

Passed all professional and legal background checks

Working environment, physical condition and capabilities

Able to perform repetitive tasks for long periods (e.g., trimming plants, weighing product, and regular inventory) while maintaining a high level of attention to detail

Able to lift 50lbs, sit and/or stand for extended periods and reach with arms/hands. Walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, lifting, pushing, pulling and moving items is occasionally required

Exposed to packaged cannabis products/supplies

May be noisy at times and temperate

Exposed to dust, fine particles, gasses under pressure and flammable materials

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