Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technician

Sandel Foods
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 09:06

Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technician

The Quality Department at Sandel Foods has an urgent requirement for a full-time permanent QA/QC Technician to provide support in day-to-day operations.  The primary responsibility of the position is to support the testing functions including the preparations required logging, retrieving and following-up on sample process flow, cleaning lab equipment and supplies, receiving / dispatching outside testing, data entry and verification, and miscellaneous tasks to assist the Quality and Production Teams. 


  • Support Quality Team with multiple tasks related, but not limited, to quality control testing.
  • Receive, assess, produce and log in samples and composites related to food products.
  • Prepares, produces and completes paperwork on all samples.
  • Performs bacterial detection and basic microbiology and analytical tests.
  • Receives orders, dispatches outside testing.
  • Performs and documents internal calibrations and verifications.
  • Perform general laboratory Standard Operating Procedures including sterilization.
  • Prepares and retrieves frozen samples and interaction with shelf life area.
  • Prepares media and reagents required for tests.
  • Records and enters data related to the Laboratory Verification Program, temperatures, weights, humidity, etc.
  • Maintains adequate stock of supplies and prepares weekly supply orders.
  • Performs cleaning of equipment and supplies.
  • Performs general cleaning of the laboratory areas (Good Laboratory Practices).
  • Data entry and assist in document control.
  • Observes laboratory hygiene and safety regulations and precautions.
  • Performs other department related tasks and duties as assigned.


Required Skills

  • Bachelor of Science OR High School diploma and certificate in laboratory procedures, OR High School diploma and one year experience working in a Quality Control Laboratory preferably within a regulated food or manufacturing environment
  • University Degree in Microbiology, Food Science or similar field of study is an asset.
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in a regulated, manufacturing laboratory environment is required.
  • Computer skills required.
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow instructions precisely, and accurate data entering skills are critical.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing (including legible hand-writing) in English is required.
  • Ability to work with others effectively in a team environment but also able to work independently.
  • Manual dexterity; physically able to lift at least 25 lbs (11 kgs).
  • Trustworthy, Transparent, and Results-Oriented.
  • Willing to work variable shifts, days and evenings (until 10:30 pm), based on operational requirements.


Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@sandelfoods.com.

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