Employment - Industrial Bioprocess Operator/Technician

Industrial Bioprocess Operator/Technician

The Verschuren Centre Inc.

Full-Time

Description

The Verschuren Centre (VC) is a clean-tech development and deployment facility. We provide services to scale clean technology companies, in the areas of biomanufacturing and extraction, carbon transformation, and thermal energy, to the commercial and industrial sectors. The VC ecosystem is the bridge to a sustainable green economy. Our highly qualified team, work collaboratively with our clients in our modern shared-use facility to scale their innovations for commercialization. In our fast paced, customer driven environment, we displace petroleum products and accelerate net zero goals and GHG reduction targets at our base in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Responsibilities

• Perform various processing operations in lab and pilot scale facilities in accordance with VC Standard Operating Procedures

• Organize individual daily workflows in accordance with project workplans • Work independently while collaborating in the team setting under direction from the Fermentation Lead and Process Engineering team

• Prepare media formulations as per the batch record for charging reactors and complete batch record at each step throughout the process in accordance with QA/QC

• Operationalize pilot scale process equipment and down-stream processes from start to finish such as fermenters, centrifuge, micro/ultrafiltration and spray drying

• Run routine sanitation of process equipment’s and work area

• Assist in troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment in collaboration with the Process Engineering team

• Adhere to bio- safety, product safety, and other SOP toward production of high-quality product.

• Other duties may be assigned depending upon operational needs

Educational Background and Required Skills

• BSc/BASc in chemical or biochemical engineering or a related scientific field or combination of relevant diploma and experience

• 1 to 5 years practical experience in industrial process operations. Downstream process experience is an asset.

• Experience with pilot or manufacturing scale of fermentation or related chemical processes is preferred

• Strong Mechanical aptitude, versatile and flexible • Ability to work as part of a team and independently

• Ability to prioritize tasks and ensure completion of assignments.

All interested candidates are asked to submit their resumes and cover letters to info@verschurencentre.ca prior to December 1, 2021. Successful candidates will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis.

How To Apply

The Verschuren Centre Inc. will be accepting applications for this position via email. Please follow the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

All interested and qualified candidates are asked to submit their resume and cover letter to info@verschurencentre.ca prior to December 1st, 2021. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted on a rolling basis.
Requirements

• BSc/BASc in chemical or biochemical engineering or a related scientific field or combination of relevant diploma and experience • 1 to 5 years practical experience in industrial process operations. Downstream process experience is an asset. • Experience with pilot or manufacturing scale of fermentation or related chemical processes is preferred • Strong Mechanical aptitude, versatile and flexible • Ability to work as part of a team and independently • Ability to prioritize tasks and ensure completion of assignments.

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Community
Sydney
County
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Province
Nova Scotia
Country
Canada
Opportunity Information
Employer
The Verschuren Centre Inc.
NOC Code
Biological technologists and technicians (2221)
Experience Required
Yes
Available Openings
1
Pay Type
To be Determined
Remuneration
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
December 13th 2021
End Date
Language
English
Language Proficiency Level
Intermediate (CLB 5-7)
Posted on
November 18th 2021
Expires
December 31st 2021