Lab Technician

Greenleaf Processors Inc. - Colusa, CA

Full-timeEstimated: $45,000 - $60,000 a year
EducationSkills

We are looking for dedicated individuals with a positive and friendly attitude to join our team. This position will require someone who is professional, comfortable working around Cannabis, and is a team player. This is your chance to build your career in the fastest-growing industry.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Laboratory Director, Laboratory Testing Technicians prepare samples of plant, concentrate, and edible products for analysis. Lab work involves measuring and tracking samples, preparing sample dilutions, completing logs, maintaining hygienic lab conditions including washing labware. Technicians may also be required to interpret analytical data, prepare and review reports, work with the Laboratory Director to perform experiments and method validations. The lab technician will use software systems including Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), as well as office tools.

Duties and Responsibilities

Sample Intake:

  • Receive samples and confirm appropriate receipt conditions
  • Enter the samples into the LIMS
  • Complete all necessary intake documentation

Sample Preparation for Analysis:

  • The technician prepares samples in accordance with the associated method SOPs. The following are tasks necessary for sample preparation:
  • Homogenization
  • Weighing
  • Extractions

Dilutions Daily Opening Procedures:

  • Temperature logs for refrigerators, freezers, and incubators (as applicable).
  • Scale calibration/verification.
  • Stocking consumables.
  • Cleaning labware.
  • General tidiness throughout the lab space.

For more advanced technicians, the following may be included in their daily tasks:

  • Sample Analysis using HPLC, LC/MS, etc.
  • Sample Reporting
  • Manage inventory and ordering of materials
  • Other laboratory quality management tasks Other duties and tasks may be determined by the laboratory director or supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the chemical or biological sciences preferred
  • At least 2 years of college coursework from an accredited college or university and at least one year of full-time, non-education related practical experience performing analytical scientific testing in an accredited lab preferred.
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to multi-task, effectively manage changing priorities and remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to demonstrate teamwork and collaborate effectively on projects and tasks with supervisor and co-workers
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills with demonstrated ability to gather information and develop solutions
  • Demonstrate responsibility, accountability, and dependability toward assigned tasks and duties
  • Ability to demonstrate professional, positive attitude toward assigned tasks, projects and colleagues
  • Experience working in a heavily regulated industry preferred
  • Accredited laboratory environment requires strict adherence to safety and Quality Assurance protocols
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required
  • Background check required

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Sufficient motor function to perform a variety of routine laboratory testing, move freely and safely from one location to another in the laboratory; sufficient upper body muscle coordination to collect appropriate clinical specimens safely and accurately; dexterity to manipulate tools, instruments, and small equipment, including keyboards or other data input tools in a manner consistent with standards of clinical laboratory practice; lift and move objects of at least 20 pounds.

May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials. This job may include some extended work hours or weekend work during harvest and other busy seasons. Requires work in a laboratory environment with some exposure to noxious fumes. May require long periods of standing.

About Greenleaf Processors Inc.

Greenleaf Processors is an industry leader working to protect public health and safety while supporting local cannabis producers and processors with analytical testing, product formulation, and educational services. Not only do we know chemistry, we know the cannabis industry. Our team consists of an ever-evolving and expanding group of scientists, researchers, engineers, educators, business owners and experienced cannabis industry veterans. Our labs already serve dozens of cultivators, product manufacturers and dispensaries and retailers across California.

We pride ourselves in maintaining a collaborative environment where our teams support and work together cohesively. We work hard, but we believe in having a good time doing it! This is a unique opportunity to join an ancillary services company at the front lines of the changing cannabis industry and contribute to the ability of consumers to receive safe, clean cannabis. Be part of the Greenleaf family, a group of talented people who are driven, embrace change, and our mission to improving quality of life through passion, science & innovation.

Greenleaf Processors is a fully licensed Company, with Cannabis Manufacturing and Distribution permits from the State of California Health Department and Bureau of Cannabis Control.

Job Type: Full-time