Job details Quality control technician

Posting Period

From November 18, 2022
to December 18, 2022

Country or region

Canada

Location

Montréal, Québec

Business Unit

Biofuels and Distilled Spirits

Department

Quality Assurance and Control

Entry date

As soon as possible

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

1 to 3 years

Minimal education level required

Bachelor's Degree

Salary

Based on experience

Benefits

Competitive social benefits

Quality control technician

Main Functions

The selected applicant will be joining Lallemand Biofuels and Distilled Spirits quality control team in Montreal as a quality control technician/ research assistant. The position implies a wide variety of tasks but primarily product testing and supporting activities. The technician should be autonomous and detail oriented, perform efficiently under pressure and work well in a team. A qualification in microbiology, biotechnology, fermentation technology or similar is required, with laboratory work experience. 

The specific activities include but are not limited to:

  • Inspect, handle and test production samples as well as the test materials (e.g. yeast, molasses, grain mash);
  • Carry out fermentation kinetics analysis experiments;
  • Perform common chemical and microbiological assays and prepare the materials to execute these assays;
  • Fill in and maintain relevant physical documents and/or electronic files;
  • Gather and report the results of the QC testing; 
  • Carry out general tasks required for the optimal functioning of the lab and the team;
  • Respect health and safety policies, good manufacturing practices, good laboratory practices, and internal standard operating procedures.

Technical skills

Required

  • Bachelor's (minimum) in Fermentation Technology, Microbiology, Biotechnology or other relevant discipline with 1-3 years related experience, preferably in a laboratory setting
  • Good skills in a variety of common laboratory techniques, particularly in handling microbiological material (!)
  • Very good skills in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English

An asset

  • A broad range of knowledge of analytical techniques (e.g. HPLC, GC)
  • Experience in fermentation technologies e.g. in the brewing and distilling industries

Personal abilities

Required

  • Flexibility to work at irregular hours
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Good organization and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

General criteria

Required

  • Include a curriculum vitae and cover letter.

Organization

Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company founded in the late 19th century, which develops, produces, and markets microorganisms for various markets. The administrative offices of the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4,500 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.

Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits is a leading fermentation ingredients supplier (yeast, yeast nutrients, and antimicrobials) for both the bioethanol and distilled spirits markets. Our clients depend on Lallemand ingredients for their fermentation processes as well as consulting and training services for those sectors.

Supported by an extensive network of warehouses, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits' main office is located in the United States, with satellite branches worldwide.

In both the biofuel and spirits industries, the team behind the operation demonstrates an unparalleled sense of innovation, aiming to provide the best possible quality of fermentation.

Please take note that accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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