BASF QA Technician (6 month contract) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

At BASF , we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018, as well as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2018.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

To perform quality control procedures for raw materials, intermediate and finished products for the Saskatoon location.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Testing inoculants using serial diluation, bacterial enumeration, purity testing, sieve/bulk densities, pH analysis and moisture content to ensure the manufactured inoculants meet the required specifications

  • Testing raw and intermediate materials consumed in the production of inoculants using streak plates, pH analysis, moisture content determination and bacterial enumeration for conformance

  • Monitoring and testing bacterial cultures using purity and streak plating, gram staining and spectrophotometry to ensure cultures meet required specifications for use in production

  • Daily lab activities/cleaning including but not limited to equipment calibrations, validations, glassware and media preparation

  • Quality Control technicians are responsible for accurately calculating and recording QC data.

Work Environment

This position is a part of the Quality Control team which includes the Quality Assurance Manager, Production & QC Coordinator and the Quality Control Technicians. Daily activities may need to be coordinated with the R&D technicians who share the lab

Physical demands/effort required

This position may be required to lift and/or move items up to 50lbs.

Workplace environment/exposure and hazards

Hazardous chemicals and pesticides are used in the lab however personal protective equipment is readily available. In addition, all Quality Control Technicians are required to take WHMIS training

Business Environment

The incumbent must stay abreast of the changing business/economic, environment, business requirements and organizational priorities as well as business environment issues and legislative changes. He/she must be able to effectively manage tight specifications and attention to detail to ensure that product will meet customer expectations

Internal and External Relationships/Communication

This position will have daily interaction with the Quality Control Technicians, R&D Technicians, Quality Assurance Manager, Production & QC Coordinator and Fermenter Technicians

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Degree in relevant science (Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry)

  • 0-3 years‘ experience

  • Solid computer skills : MS-Office, Internet

We welcome and encourage applications from all persons. BASF has a robust policy of accommodating employees who are able to perform the essential duties of the job upon accommodation. In particular, applicants with disabilities are entitled to a recruitment process and accessible materials

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-APN/PD-Regional Operations-63007604

Title: QA Technician (6 month contract)

Location: CAN-SK-Saskatoon

Requisition ID: 1804853