Laboratory Technician Is Needed In Redpath Sugar Ltd – Belleville, ON – CAREERS CANADA

Laboratory Technician Is Needed In Redpath Sugar Ltd – Belleville, ON

Full Job Description
Redpath Sugar is located on Toronto’s historic downtown waterfront and has been a part of Canada’s heritage for more than 160 years. Our brand is the oldest food-related trademark in Canada and is recognized across the country. Redpath Sugar is part of ASR Group, the largest cane sugar refiner in the world.

The Lab Tech conducts quality testing for the Refinery’s products, maintains calibrated instrumentation, enters data into SAP for generation of Certificates of Analysis (COAs), conducts environmental sampling and analysis, and participates in other projects as assigned by the supervisor. The position is typically weekly rotating 8 or 12-hour shifts for 24-hour coverage, including variable weekend shifts. This opportunity is a Contract Position for a period of up to one (1) year with possibility for extension.

For more than 100 years, our employees have taken pride in “Making Life a Little Sweeter” by providing our customers and consumers with quality service and sugar products. Our commitment to that principle drives us in all that we do and encourages us to uphold our company’s high ethical standards of business conduct to ensure our continued success


  • Performs routine quality analyses such as sediment, grain size distribution, color, brix, polarity, pH, and environmental analyses
  • Monitors and maintains calibrations for lab equipment
  • Monitors lab instrument performance makes adjustments and/or alerts supervision to instrument problems
  • Reports to Supervisor the general condition of equipment and recommends replacement when necessary
  • Entering raw data into multiple databases and maintain a chronology of entries
  • Collects environmental samples at multiple sites throughout the refinery during sugar detector TOC alarm conditions and
  • weekly sampling protocol
  • Analyzes environmental samples to determine sucrose levels
  • Upholds standards for work area cleanliness
  • Maintains required records and documentation
  • Enters data into SAP for the generation of COAs
  • Communicates results to interested stakeholders and abides by the Lab’s high customer service standards
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned


  • Quality inspection experience
  • Experience requiring mathematical and scientific skill sets
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment


  • Minimum of two years of college in science or business field or equivalent work experience
  • One (1)+ year experience in an analytical or laboratory environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology or a related field from an accredited college university preferred


  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to maintain varied hours
  • Must be able to communicate both in written and verbal formats to various skill levels of employees
  • Must support food safety and food quality systems by auditing refinery areas and systems as well as by data collection and analysis
  • Must be familiar with effective inventory management practices
  • Must be able to effectively multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Must be able to analyze data for trends and to interpret and apply company and customer specifications
  • Must have abilities to operate and troubleshoot laboratory equipment in a safe and proficient manner
  • Performs testing used to make significant financial decisions
  • Able to work both independently and in a team environment
  • High regard safety as a core value
  • Must have technical writing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and other Office applications
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to walk, stand, and lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis


  • Belleville