Laboratory Analyst - Food Microbiology - Calgary

Bureau Veritas Laboratories - Calgary, AB (22 days ago)

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Do you believe in the power of teamwork and sharing ideas? Do you take pride in delivering exceptional quality and service with everything you do? Do you seek out ideas for improving the status quo? If you want to make a difference and love being surrounded by the best and the brightest, Bureau Veritas might be the place for you!

Imagine being surrounded by the brightest minds in the industry.

Bureau Veritas Canada is looking for a

MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY ANALYST IN CALGARY, AB -

Join our talented team of experts in the scientific field to advance your technical knowledge and advance your career. Every day we go above and beyond to deliver innovative solutions to help our clients make important decisions that directly impact the community and the environment.

As a LABORATORY ANALYST, your main responsibilities are:
Perform microbiological analysis of food samples including confirmation of presumptive positive results.
Prioritize daily workload based on sample and client requirements for self and junior staff.
Provide supervisor/manager with updates on workstation status including advance notification of any delays.
Identify any non-routine samples and seek guidance on procedures for handling
Identify and communicates procedural non conformances to Supervisor
Making of media, and preparing necessary supplies and reagents
Food sample preparation for microbiological testing
Reading, recording, and reporting results for all water and soil microbiology tests
Data entry of results, worksheet approval and validation of results
Meet quality and TAT specifications required by the client and ensure samples are analyzed within holding time requirements
Adhere to Bureau Veritas Code of Ethics Policy, support and compliance with all Maxxam policies, Quality System and Health & Safety program
Provides general lab support and perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by Senior Staff

You are the ideal LABORATORY ANALYST if:
Post-secondary education in Microbiology
2-3 years of Microbiology laboratory experience, preferably in a food testing facility
You are dynamic, energetic, motivated, organized, detail-oriented and positive person who has the ability to work in a fast paced environment
You have good time-management, communication, multi-tasking and priority setting skills and are able to work under pressure and tight deadlines
You are adaptable and flexible to a changing environment
You are willing and able to work some evenings and weekends
Our new laboratory will be a 24 hour operation
You can work both independently and as part of a team
You have basic understanding of computer use
Must be able to handle all kinds of food samples including (but not limited to) peanuts/nuts, raw meat, seafood, beer/wine, soy, dairy and wheat
Must be able to distinguish between different colour reactions
Some lifting required (up to 20lbs)
You are able to work the various shifts

Bureau Veritas is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services.

Join our talented community of scientists and experts and apply today by submitting your cover letter and resume directly to the job posting listed for this position at https://www.bvlabs.com/careers/current-opportunities

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