Laboratory Technician

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Date: Dec 31, 2021

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Company: Bureau Veritas

Do you believe in the power of teamwork and sharing ideas? Do you take pride in delivering exceptional quality and service with everything you do? Do you seek out ideas for improving the status quo? 

If you want to make a difference and love being surrounded by the best and the brightest minds, Bureau Veritas Canada might be the place for you!

If our core values of Trusted, Responsible, Ambitious & Humble and Open & Inclusive resonate with you, Bureau Veritas is looking for a:




As a LABORATORY TECHNICIAN, your responsibilities are:


  • Making of media, and preparing necessary supplies and reagents
  • Food and environmental sample preparation for microbiological testing
  • Reading, recording and reporting results for all soil and water microbiology tests
  • Preparation and disposal of used samples and supplies.
  • Identifying any non-routine samples and seek guidance on procedures for handling
  • Perform microbiological analysis using a variety of laboratory techniques as per SOPs. Prepare samples for more complex analytical testing procedures
  • Identifying and communicates procedural non-conformances to Supervisor
  • Helping ensure that samples are analysed within the holding time and turn-around-time requirements as specified by regulation and/or client demands. Notify senior staff in advance of problems that may affect this obligation
  • Supporting and enforce strict adherence to corporate Health and Safety policies
  • Performing all lab support duties, including sample archiving, laboratory cleaning and waste disposal
  • Performing other responsibilities as assigned



You are an ideal LABORATORY TECHNICIAN if you have:


  • Post-secondary education in Science
  • Work experience in a laboratory setting preferred
  • Theory and practice of aseptic techniques
  • Basic knowledge of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and straight forward manner
  • Ability to work within a team-work environment as well as individually
  • Some lifting required (up to 20lbs)
  • Positive, dynamic, energetic, detail-oriented, organized and motivated work ethic
  • Able to work under pressure to meet changing deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Must be able to handle all kinds of food samples including (but not limited to) peanuts/nuts, raw meat, seafood, beer/wine, soy, dairy and wheat
  • Flexibility to work variety of shifts based on business needs, able to work afternoon shifts & weekends


Bureau Veritas is a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services.

When we look at Bureau Veritas, we want to see a reflection of the communities in which we work.  Inclusion is about actively involving every employee’s ideas, knowledge, perspectives, approaches and styles to maximize business success.  Inclusion is about attracting new talent who will bring more diversity to our workforce, with differences in culture, professional backgrounds and beliefs. 

     Our purpose: shaping a world of trust.

Guaranteeing quality, ensuring Health and Safety, mitigating risks and improving performance as well as environmental protection and social responsibility … This is what Bureau Veritas is about, truly believing that it contributes to bettering society. 

Blending performance & integrity, with ambition & humility, responsibility & openness, we are proud that our people leave a mark on what they do.

We respect our people and believe in our talents. 

We empower them to leave their mark, working as a team for the benefit of our 400,000 clients across 140 countries.

We believe that leaving a mark is a true challenge and opportunity for every one of us, a sign of trust and impact, a bond with the future, a proof of growth and development. 

Being part of the BV family, is more than just working, it’s being convinced that you will Leave your mark…. in shaping a world of trust.

Join our talented community of scientists and experts and apply today at https://www.bvna.com/careers

Bureau Veritas Labs is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and work environment.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise Human Resources of any accommodations that are required.  Any information received relating to accommodations will be treated as confidential.

Shaping a World of Trust