QA Microbiology Lab Technician

VegPro International - Coldstream, BC (30+ days ago)

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Quality Assurance Microbiology Lab Technician

Location: Coldstream, British Columbia, Canada

Division: Salade Etcetera! Inc.

Reporting to: Quality Manager

Salary Structure Grade: 6; $23.40 / hour

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

6:00am – 4:30pm

VegPro International Inc. is a Canadian leader for the innovation of its agricultural production of baby leaf lettuce, salad and vegetables, supplying customers in North America all year long under the well-known label, Fresh Attitude. Our pre-washed and ready-to-eat packaged salads are available in all major grocery chains in Canada with a strong and rapidly growing presence in the United States.

We have purchased approximately 700 acres of land to farm in Coldstream, BC and we have built a 70,000 sq. ft state of the art produce packaging facility.

We are a dynamic, innovative organization operating state of the art facilities across the country with expertise in both growing and packaging conventional and organic produce. Our approach to customer service is defined in terms of exceptional business partnerships. The company has over 1,000 employees in Canada and the US. It is a continuously growing company with a head office located in Quebec. Having doubled the size of our business over the past five years with an ambitious strategy and growth plan, our aim is to continue to grow in the West. Our current strategy is to replicate the business model in the Northeast by expanding in British Columbia. An entry into the Western Canadian market will provide an opportunity to offer national coverage to our customers with products that meet strong local trends and respond to our customers demand for healthy, organic, convenient and better for you diet.

To respond to strong growth opportunities in the West, we have an opening for a Quality Assurance Microbiology Lab Technician to join our team in Coldstream.

Under the supervision of the Quality Assurance Team Lead you will be required to:

  • Ensure compliance with the swab program
  • Ensure compliance with the sampling program
  • Provide equipment maintenance (as needed)
  • Respect and confirm the quality standards
  • Ensure the good quality and traceability of the finished product
  • Check and test received products (baby lettuce, vegetables, ingredients)
  • Ensure compliance with good manufacturing practices (GMP)
  • Suggest improvements of work (updating of documents, idea for improvement)
  • Perform other related duties

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • University degree in process and food quality technologies, laboratory techniques, plant sciences or relevant discipline
  • Microbiology and laboratory knowledge
  • 1-2 years of experience in quality assurance is an asset
  • Familiarity with the field of food, production and HACCP standards are assets
  • Intermediate knowledge of Word and Excel software
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English; ability to speak French or Spanish is an asset
  • Flexible schedule as necessary
  • Good judgment
  • Meticulous, keen eye and attentive to detail
  • Quick learner, autonomous and proactive
  • Team spirit
  • Integrity and confidentiality of data

Please send resume with cover letter attention to: BC Human Resources.

For more information about our company: www.vegpro.comand

Vegpro International is committed to employment equity and diversity.

We thank you for your interest in the position and the company. Please note that all requests are evaluated. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $23.40 /hour


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)


  • Coldstream, BC (Preferred)


  • English (Required)