Mérieux NutriSciences is a solution provider dedicated to preventing health risks related to food and to the use of everyday products. Offering a wide range of testing and consulting services, our teams are committed to providing our clients with accurate results, delivered on time, with uncompromising ethics, honesty and personal integrity.
Our motto: "More than a successful business, we are building a healthier world".
Do you want to be a part of it?
YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE
We are looking for a Quality Assurance Analyst 1 in 90 Gough Rd, Markham, ON L3R 5V5 CAN. Your mission will be to:
The incumbent is responsible for performing quality assurance testing on non-food and food products.
Conduct product performance tests on non-food products.
Perform basic chemical and physical analyses, and sensory evaluation on food and non-food products.
Prepare sample for analysis and analyze according to procedures and methods.
Evaluate product quality based on sensory testing, packaging integrity, labeling and regulatory requirements, performance and client specifications.
Be prepared to communicate product issues or concerns with the department supervisor and/or client representative.
Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities. Included are:
- Ability to add tests to set programming under the supervision of a QA Analyst II or higher.
- Ability to modify sample information.
Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process. Perform necessary tasks related to quality control parameters for the function being performed.
Understand Zeta requirements and have general knowledge of type and frequency of data to be entered.
Exposure to Canadian, U.S. and International Regulations, Guidelines and Standards.
This position has the responsibilities and authority to identify departures from the management system or test procedures and document such observations in accordance with the prescribed non-conforming system and notifies the supervisor/manager.
Responsibility to support laboratory management in the implementation, maintenance and improvement of the management system.
Adhere to all safety policies. Job includes some heavy lifting, up to approximately 50 pounds, so practicing proper lifting techniques is imperative.
Maintain a clean and tidy workspace. Perform proper cleaning and maintenance of equipment.
Be able/willing to answer phones and take messages.
Knowledge of receiving practices (samples and other).
Awareness of and adhering to good food safety practices.
Perform other related duties as needed.
This position requires a basic level of knowledge chemistry, microbiology and food science to perform analysis on sample.
A basic knowledge of computers is required to accurately enter testing data and results.
Analytical skills are necessary for completion of tasks within the department.
A basic knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies is necessary to ensure a safe working environment.
Have a working knowledge of the internal IQA and TQM programs.
Planning skills are useful to maintain supplies of analysis materials and ensure analysis is completed within specified time.
Time management skills are helpful to maximize the progress of the analysis process and perform multiple tasks at the same time.
This is an entry-level position, requiring a general science or food science diploma or degree.
Direct Reports: None
The incumbent works in a laboratory environment with proper lighting and temperature control. Safety equipment of gloves, laboratory coat, eyeglasses or other protective gear, may need to be worn depending on the testing process or equipment in use. The incumbent may be exposed to toxic chemicals and chemical fumes that require the use of ventilation hoods to perform analysis. Work hours can vary according to the sample load of that particular day and may include weekends. The incumbent must be able to handle all food matrices or other product types as received, within appropriate safety guidelines and will may be required to taste a range of food products. Visits to clients’ facilities may be required including production facilities and the incumbent must adhere to all requirements outlined in their health and safety protocols.
Lifting of up to 50 pounds may be necessary to transport test samples or chemicals / solvents. The incumbent can expect extended time spent in a standing position. The incumbent should be able to detect slight variation in shades of color.
You will join a company with an inspiring mission. With us, you could learn and develop yourself in a collaborative, empowering, dynamic and challenging environment. Entrepreneurship and improving public health are part of our DNA.
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