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QA Analyst I 

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Merieux NutriSciences welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  
Category Quality Assurance  
Description

Overview

The incumbent is responsible for performing quality assurance testing on food and non-food samples.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Perform basic chemical and physical analyses, and sensory evaluation on food and non-food samples.
  2. Prepare sample for analysis and analyze according to procedures and methods.
  3. Evaluate product quality based on organoleptic testing, packaging integrity, labeling and regulatory requirements, performance and client specifications.
  4. Be prepared to communicate product issues or concerns with the department supervisor and/or client representative.
  5. 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.
  6. Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process. Perform necessary tasks related to quality control parameters for the function being performed.
  7. Understand Zeta requirements and have general knowledge of type and frequency of data to be entered.
  8. Familiarity with TQIM.
  9. Exposure to Canadian, U.S. and International Regulations, Guidelines and Standards.
  10. 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.
  11. Responsibility to support laboratory management in the implementation, maintenance and improvement of the management system.
  12. Adhere to all safety policies. Job includes some heavy lifting, up to approximately 50 pounds, so practicing proper lifting techniques is imperative.
  13. Maintain a clean and tidy workspace. Perform proper cleaning and maintenance of equipment.
  14. Be able/willing to answer phones and take messages.
  15. When leaving, ensure that the lights are off, fridge and freezer doors are closed, inner doors to lab are closed and exterior exit doors are closed and locked.
  16. Knowledge of receiving practices (samples and other).
  17. Awareness of and adhering to good food safety practices.
  18. Perform other related duties as needed.
 
Position Requirements
  • 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.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position QA Analyst I  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Mississauga, ON  
About the Organization Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to improving food safety and quality through nutritional research, scientific excellence and innovation at every step of the food supply chain.

To learn more about our organization please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCkfhvS4LuA&feature=youtu.be  

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