Laboratory Technician- Food Micro

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Date: Jun 17, 2024

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!




Here are our Core Values:






Ambitious & Humble


Open & Inclusive




If these values resonate with you, Bureau Veritas is looking for a


Job Title: Laboratory Technician 1

Reports to: Laboratory Supervisor / Laboratory Manager

Department: Food Microbiology

Location: Burnaby, B.C.


Basic Purpose:


Results oriented to produce high quality defensible analytical data, safely and on time by following applicable Standard Operating Procedures. Perform sample preparation/extractions of target compounds under specific matrices and provide general laboratory support in the analysis of samples


Key Accountability/Responsibilities:



  • Adheres to Bureau Veritas’ Code of Ethics.
  • Review LIMS summary reports to determine task scope.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) when conducting following work:
  • Perform sample preparation and procedures prior to analyses.
  • Perform some basic testing procedures.
  • Identify any non-routine samples and seek guidance on procedures for handling.
  • Meet quality and TAT specifications required by the client and ensure samples are analysed within holding
  • time requirements.
  • Identify and communicate procedural non-conformances to senior Technicians and Analysts.
  • Employ proper laboratory techniques to minimize risk of mislabelling, sample mix-up and cros
  • contamination between samples and other materials.
  • Provide general laboratory support.
  • Support and comply with all Bureau Veritas’ policies, Quality System, and Health & Safety program.
  • Participate, when requested in department and Health & Safety meetings.
  • Keep work area clean, neat and organized.
  • Maintain training records and relevant qualifications.
  • All other responsibilities as assigned.

Skills and Knowledge:


  • Post-Secondary school education or equivalent experience
  • Accurately follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and instructions
  • Detail oriented with accurate record keeping skills.
  • Good time-management, communication, multi-tasking and priority setting skills.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Positive outlook with an ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Adapt to a changing environment
  • Work both independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able to learn quickly
    • Learns quickly.


Working Conditions:

  • High level of work production in fast-paced lab environment.
  • Can involve the repetition of the same process. 
  • Requires patience, tenacity and persistence.
  • Flexible working hours, overtime and shift work.
  • May involve long periods of standing and repetitive tasks.
  • Some lifting and carrying (up to 40 lbs).
  • Hazardous materials are handled using established safety procedures and appropriate equipment.


Bureau Veritas is proud to be committed to providing fair and competitive pay as well as extensive health and wellness benefits package for eligible full-time employees.


The salary range for this role is $18/hr - $20/hr


Paywithin this range varies by work locationand may also depend on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and market location.


Additional Benefits Include:

Top-Tier Health, Dental, and Vision

Paid Time Off, Statutory Holidays, and up to 8 hours of volunteer time off

Life Insurance & AD&D

STD & LTD Coverage

Company RRSP match

Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

Professional Development through Tuition Reimbursement


Join us at Bureau Veritas, where your well-being and professional growth are our top priorities.

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