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Quality Control Lab Technician
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Quality Assurance
Years Experience: 1-2 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: January 12, 2021
Job Location:

Oliver, BC
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Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a detail orientated, problem solving, team player who is self-motivated and goal focused to fill the position of Quality Control & Assurance Technician based out of our Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Production Facility.

Our Arterra Wines Canada Production Facility / Winery is a full-service operation from harvest through to final distribution; operating year-round and producing some of the industry’s most awarded wines. Our organization emphasizes a collaborative working environment, with a culture of continuous improvement, offering the systems and structure to support our continued growth and employment opportunities.

The Quality Control Lab is a fast-paced team environment where staff are involved in quality checks throughout the process from vineyard samples, to finished goods in storage. Our lab mission is to ensure quality from grape to glass.

The Role:

The production Quality Control & Assurance Technician performs inspections and analysis at various stages throughout the production process to ensure necessary quality requirements are met in our products. Additionally, this role is also responsible for daily monitoring and testing of our effluent system, a crucial facility system necessary in the production process.

Your key responsibilities and duties are as follows:

  • Analysis of samples
  • Preparation and standardization of analytical reagents
  • Inspection and testing of ingredients
  • Inspection and testing of components
  • Inspection and testing of production processes to ensure compliance to requirements
  • Calibration and maintenance of instrumentation
  • Monitoring and measurement of production processes for compliance to specifications
  • Monitoring and measurement of the effluent stream and coordinating with Maintenance on system adjustments
  • Reporting analysis in a timely manner to Laboratory Manager, Winemaker, and Production Manager as required
  • Internal Auditing to monitor compliance to ISO9001: FSMS, and QMS
  • Complete paperwork of measurement and monitoring activities
  • Reporting and documenting of activities and results
  • Record keeping demonstrating compliance to QC standards
  • Identify opportunities for improvement to quality in production packaging
  • Investigation, troubleshooting and problem solving where necessary
  • Maintaining the lab in a clean organized manner
  • Other duties as assigned

      Job Requirements:

      • Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree in a technical/scientific field. (Chemistry, Microbiology or Food Science would be preferred)
      • 1-2 years previous experience in a similar role considered an asset
      • Strong commitment to quality with attention to detail
      • Results orientated with an ability to prioritize
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Candidate must be hands on, dependable, and self-starting
      • Good problem-solving abilities along with basic logistic skills required
      • Ability to understand and perform mathematical calculations
      • Teamwork and customer service skills
      • Working knowledge with various computer software programs (Microsoft Office)
      • Ability to work shifts/weekends
      • Physically capable to lift up to 20kg periodically
      • Physically capable to spend most of the day walking/standing

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      We are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, and we invite you to inform us should you have any accessibility or accommodation needs.


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