Production Laboratory Technician

Production Laboratory Technician
Location: Richmond, BC, Canada – Head Office
Department: Production and Packaging, Manufacturing
Position: Full-Time


Reporting directly to the Production Manager, this position is responsible for performing a variety of routine small and large-scale bulk reagent processing, manufacturing for use in commercial diagnostic products. Operate a variety of small to large laboratory and reagent mixing equipment and as a back-up to Quality Control.


  • Handle chemicals and biochemical solutions (HIV/Syphilis) daily.
  • Calculate, weigh, measure raw materials to ensure batches manufactured contain correct ingredients and are prepared within established tolerances.
  • Prepare routine, simple to moderately complex small and large-scale bulk reagent and buffer formulations, according to established procedures.
  • Use and maintain production and laboratory equipment including, but not limited to scales, pH meters, centrifuges, mixing equipment, volumetric devices, spectrophotometer and pipettes.
  • Aliquot, dilute and reconstitute chemicals and biochemical solutions (HIV/Syphilis-positive) when required.
  • Conduct standard in-process testing to assure production batches meet established specifications.
  • Maintain detailed production and experimental records in strict adherence to Quality System and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements.
  • Assist production lead in defining appropriate scheduling of tasks and optimal inventory levels of raw and work-in-process materials.
  • Assist R&D (Research & Development) by providing records and data for experimental and research purposes.
  • Responsible for the proper storage and disposal of various hazardous chemicals/biochemical wastes.
  • Collaborate with QC (Quality Control) and R&D (Research & Development) in the development and approval of new laboratory equipment/apparatus.
  • Perform routine monitoring of both the environmental air and water quality in the laboratory.
  • Clean and maintain reagent production glassware and storage containers.
  • Perform specified QC (Quality Control) activities as needed.
  • Perform incoming verification and inspection activities for raw materials against established quality specifications.
  • Perform inspection of INSTI components and finished devices.
  • Complete QC (Quality Control) testing records and update associated tracking logs.
  • Maintain QC (Quality Control) sample inventory and retention.
  • Initiate and complete Out-Of-Specification (OOS), Process Deviations Reports (PDR) and Non-Conformity Reports (NCR) related to Quality Control inspection and Testing.
  • Critically analyze test results and participate in investigational testing to support OOS and NCRs.
  • Participate in investigations to support Customer Complaint Reports (CCR) and Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA).
  • Train new Production Laboratory personnel on laboratory activities, procedures and requirements as required.



  • Bachelor degree in a life sciences discipline or Diploma in Biotech plus relevant work experience in a medical device manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of and experience with GLP and GMP.
  • Knowledge of or direct experience working in ISO 13485 environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral communication skills, and written communication skills are required
  • Ability to read and understand Quality System documentation, standard operating procedures, work instructions, material safety data sheets, technical procedures and maintenance instructions.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, Access, Excel)
  •  Must have availability to meet flexible start and end times including the ability to work or days, afternoons or weekends
  • Must be able to work with blood and blood-borne pathogens



  • A competitive compensation package
  • Extended health benefits including dental, optometry, RMT, etc.
  • Flexible working hours
  • Bonus day off with pay on your Birthday every year
  • Complimentary reserved parking
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from the office and River Rock Hotel
  • Exercise room with a gym and shower facilities
  • Opportunity to work with industry experts who are motivated and passionate about what they do but know how to have some fun



bioLytical Laboratories Inc. offers a challenging, enriching work environment.  To apply for this opportunity, please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to


We are an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from all qualified individuals

Contact Info

1108-13351 Commerce Parkway
Richmond, BC V6V 2X7
US Address
1465 Slater Road
PO Box 5007
Ferndale WA 98248-5007