Lab Technician

At CannaPiece, we believe that each employee is a key factor in our success, to help patients and our communities. We are proud of what we do and are excited to be expanding our team.

You would be joining a growing and exciting industry in which we plan to play a significant role. Regardless of which division of our group that you work for, you are part of the entire team and your contribution will be a key factor for our overall success. We have built business units to cover what we feel is the entire continuum of care needed to be the best at what we do.

Our group of companies has been built on the philosophy of helping others and supporting the people and communities who have built and maintain the strength of our industry. We are looking for the best and brightest to join our talented team and be part of a challenging and rewarding experience at CannaPiece

 

Position

Lab Technician

Department

Extraction Team

Location

CannaPiece – Pickering Facility

Reports To

Extraction Manager

Shift/Weekend

We are hiring for 3 different shifts that will not rotate.

Travel Required

N/A

 

 

Summary of the Role

Reporting to the Extraction Manager, the Lab Technician will 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

Benefits:

  • Extended health care
  • Dental care
  • Vacation & paid time off

Salary will be based upon experience.

Job Type: Permanent

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