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The Role:

The Acadian Seaplants (ASL) team in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia is seeking a Quality Assurance Technician to execute sampling, testing, audits and investigations in order to assess and maintain the quality of our products. If that sounds exciting to you, keep reading; you might be the right person for the job! This position is essential to the production process – you will both test raw material coming in the door, and act as one of the final “gatekeepers” before the product goes to the customer. With great power, comes great responsibility!

To be successful, you need attention to detail, the ability to follow procedures and maintain detailed records, in addition to a spirit of continuous learning.

The Key Technical Responsibilities:

The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for monitoring the quality of the process and products being produced and stored in the Deveau Center facility.

Ultimately, the Technician is responsible for ensuring ASL’s Deveau Center products meet our exacting specifications.

More Specifically:

  • Testing of final liquid and dry products
  • Sampling of liquid products for microbial testing
  • Maintenance of Retained Sample Storage
  • Product Release (includes scanning of pending classed product to inventory)
  • Maintenance of the checks and managing the Accelerated Shelf-life sampling and testing
  • Maintenance of a Long Term Shelf-life sampling and testing program
  • Complete warehouse checks including Product Packaging, Seal Checks & Weight Confirmations
  • Regular checks of production test equipment (pH meters, pH controllers, moisture balance, bench-top centrifuge, etc.)
  • Investigation and/or calibration of production test equipment
  • Testing of raw material (seaweed) for solids levels, holdfasts and fruiting
  • Conducting of directed product investigations (complaint or process-related)
  • Conducting of procedural audits of specified production areas
  • Conducting of regular BOD testing of plant effluent
  • Arranging the testing of products through external laboratories (Bioassay Samples to R&D, Fertilizer Analysis, Heavy Metal Analysis, Microbial Analysis, etc.) both on a regular basis and as required for Certificates of Analysis
  • Completion of Specialty Testing (Total Organic Carbon & Salinity)
  • Completion of and maintenance of product records
  • Supporting the company’s vision and policies regarding Health & Safety, Corporate Culture, Environmental Management, and Good Manufacturing Practices, by displaying the appropriate behaviors and leadership towards meeting the company’s objectives in these areas.

The Requirements:

  • A post-secondary degree in science or related field or a combination of education and related experience
  • Knowledge of Chemistry and Standard Laboratory Techniques would be an asset
  • Experience in an industrial environment would be an asset
  • Must be proficient with MS Office programs

If this job sounds like it was made for you, we’d like to meet you. To further explore this opportunity, just submit your application to

Please quote competition number QAT0720-CB when applying.

For additional information about an Atlantic Canadian company that has built a worldwide business in highly specialized and innovative sectors, please visit our new website at

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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