Analyst 1 - Microbiology

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Date: May 25, 2022

Location: Montreal, Quebec, CA

Company: Bureau Veritas

Job Title:                               Analyst 1 - Microbiology   

Reports to (title):                Laboratory Supervisor

Department:        Microbiology - Food


Basic Purpose:


  • Results orientated to produce high quality defensible analytical data, safely and on time by following applicable Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Performs sample preparation and provides general support in the analysis of samples.
  • Performs basic / advanced sample preparation.  May also perform basic sample analyses.
  • Coordinates the priority organization and flow of samples and/or materials.
  • Gains full knowledge with respect to performing analytical procedures and related quality control techniques.
  • Participates in building a strong team of analytical professionals.


Key Accountability/Responsibilities:


  • Adheres to Bureau Veritas Code of Ethics Policy.
  • Supports and complies with all Bureau Veritas policies, Quality System and Health & Safety program.
  • Performs basic testing procedures.
  • Performs sample preparation and procedures prior to analyses.
  • Recording of results in logbooks and on FCDs.  Data entry into LIMS may also be required.
  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs) when conducting any laboratory work or procedure.
  • Ensures a high level of accuracy in sample prep and analysis.
  • Employs proper laboratory techniques to minimize risk of mislabelling, sample mix-up and cross contamination between samples and other materials.
  • Prioritizes daily workload based on sample and client requirement.
  • Provides Supervisor/Manager with updates on workstation status including advance notification of any delays.
  • Understands analysis procedures and problem solves issues.
  • Identifies any non-routine samples and seeks guidance on procedures for handling.
  • Identifies and communicates non-conformances to Supervisor.
  • Maintains training records and relevant qualifications.
  • Meets quality and TAT specifications required by the client and ensure samples are analyzed within holding time requirements.
  • Keeps work area clean, neat and organized.
  • Participates, when requested in Department and Health & Safety meetings.
  • Participates, when requested in internal and external audits.
  • Provides training, technical expertise and mentoring to junior staff.
  • Proactive in ensuring that consumable supplies are available in the lab.
  • Ensures that instruments and equipment are appropriately maintained.
  • All other responsibilities as assigned.


Skills and Knowledge: 


  • Accurately follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs).
  • Positive outlook with an ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good time-management, communication, multi-tasking and priority setting skills.
  • Works both independently and as part of a team.
  • Detail orientated and record keeping skills.
  • Learns quickly.
  • Adapts to a changing environment.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Basic understanding of Bureau Veritas Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  • Demonstrated success in the role of a Laboratory Technician.
  • Post secondary school education and equivalent experience.


Work Relationships:


  • Internal: This position involves daily contact with coworkers to exchange information, and with their supervisor for scheduling, instructions and training.
  • External: n/a


Working Conditions:  


  • An Analyst 1 is expected to perform repetitive somewhat physical work using a variety of machines and equipment as required and according to deadlines established by more experienced Analysts and/or their Supervisor.
  • May involve long periods of standing.
  • Some lifting and carrying (up to 10 kgs).
  • Requires flexible working hours, overtime and shift work.
  • Hazardous materials are handled using established safety procedures and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).