Quality Control Associate

Quality Control Associate

Stellarton, NS

Role Summary

The Quality Control Associate’s main role is to ensure that product produced meets the company’s objectives for Purity, Quality, Security, and meets both external and internal regulatory requirements. The Quality Control Associate will be required to coordinate with others where necessary, working to adapt/implement company policies and procedures both internally as per the Cannabis Regulations and with respect to Operations, Quality Assurance and Facility Security Protocols.

The Quality Control Associate will provide compliance and quality control guidance as well as support the grow team. The incumbent will help to identify and maintain the highest standard of safe and consistent cannabis product while ensuring all production areas are kept clean and sanitary.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform pH testing, moisture analysis and Water Activity analysis on samples during production
  • Perform pH calibration on each pH meter (4 and 7 buffers)
  • Perform physical/organoleptic analysis on in process and finished product
  • Maintain and manage samples and prepare lab analysis of finished product
  • Check plant temperatures during the production process
  • Maintain lab and equipment including sanitation
  • Ensures SOPs and all safety protocols are being followed
  • Run various QC tests including ATP monitoring on the equipment.
  • Monitor plants and perform nitrate and other testing on the irrigation water
  • QC sampling (collect samples for air quality, product quality, Finished product)
  • Pre-operational Checks of the premises and equipment
  • Prepare Foot dips and sanitation checks
  • Conduct in process quality control of production runs using required equipment and test procedures
  • Evaluate production samples and make necessary corrections
  • Collaborate with Supervisors and co-workers to optimize production efficiencies
  • Ensure IPM (Integrated Pest Management) implementation
  • Help QA Associates with managing the Batch Production Records
  • Entering samples are entered into the ERP
  • Other duties as assigned
  • College Diploma or University Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or related fields
  • Good understanding of GPP, GMP, GDP, and HACCP
  • Experience with GPP and GMP standards
  • Understanding sound quality assurance principles, statistical process control, and sanitation
  • Familiarity with pH meter and moisture analyzers, micro swabbing, and calibration of equipment
  • High standard of computer literacy – especially Word and Excel
  • Ability to multitask as well as prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Excellent attention to detail and consistently high level of accuracy
  • Possess a high level of good judgement
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Security Clearance: Security Clearance may be requested for this position. This role is conditional on a clear criminal record check

Working Hours: Salaried Position - Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Physical Requirements: None