Production Laboratory Technician

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

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.

HOW YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE:

  • 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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • 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

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

 

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

Contact Info

Headquarters
1108-13351 Commerce Parkway
Richmond, BC V6V 2X7
US Address
1465 Slater Road
PO Box 5007
Ferndale WA 98248-5007
info@biolytical.com
1.866.674.6784
604.204.6784
604.244.8399
www.biolytical.com
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