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Lab Technician (Temporary)

Date: May 4, 2019

Location: Edmonton, AB, CA, T5L 3H3

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (www.bunge.com, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed; produces edible oil products for consumers and commercial customers in the food processing, industrial and artisanal bakery, confectionery, human nutrition and food service categories; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

Position Summary:

To assure that all products produced consistently meet or exceed company standard and comply with Provincial and Federal regulations. To facilitate the packaging of quality product in an efficient and timely manner. Provide laboratory support to the packaging and warehouse operations by interpreting analytical results, inspecting and releasing raw materials, releasing product for packaging and providing analytical reports to departments as needed.  Be able to proficiently run the analytical analysis on edible oils.  Please note: This is a temporary position. 

 

Core Functions:

  • Perform analytical/micro tests for all incoming raw materials, in process and finished products.
  • Assure that product meets or exceeds standards set forth by the company, Provincial and Federal Governments.
  • Manage the Hold and Release program for out of specification products.
  • Follow, demonstrate and enforce all Quality and Food Safety programs, including:  
  • GMPs, Pest Control, HACCP, SSOPs, Trace/Recall, Allergen, Good Laboratory Practices and the Food Security program.
  • Monitor production operations to include, but not limited to:
    • SPC
    • Finished product analysis
    • Correct packaging materials
    • Correct labels
    • Correct Code dates and/or Use by Dates
    • Process Control
    • Sanitary conditions within the facility
  • Issue product formulations and work orders to line operators.
  • Provide accurate reports to departments and customers in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a clean, orderly and safe work place.
  • All laboratory personnel are required to observe safe and proper work habits to include:  Wearing proper laboratory and safety garments such as smocks, disposable gloves, eye protection and face mask (as necessary).
  • Perform data entry on QA database.
  • Replenish chemical solutions as needed.
  • Conduct Production Scale calibrations.
  • Conduct Metal Detector calibrations and operation.
  • Provide technical support to customers.
  • Must properly setup, operate and run all of the laboratory equipment.
  • Other duties deemed necessary by Supervisor/Manager

 

Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • Technical degree or diploma in Science and Chemistry preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years laboratory experience in related industry may be substituted for educational degree or diploma.
  • Understand and comply with Bunge Safe Practices, including, but limited to: Laboratory Safety and Chemical Handling
  • Knowledge in handling chemicals, titrimetry and basic mathematics required
  • General knowledge in laboratory instrumentations.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills.

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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