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QC Analytical Technician

Job location: Bradford, ON

Employment type: Full Time Employment

Hours: 40 Hours per week


A little about us


Hi, we’re Aurora Cannabis, and we’re so excited to meet you! We’re a global cannabis company driven by our passion to help people improve their lives. We have a diverse team who bring their best every day so Aurora can be the cannabis provider of choice for patients and consumers. We love our work, and we especially love our high quality, innovative brands that make up the Aurora family – from Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71 and Whistler. Our people combined with our collective passion for the industry is what makes Aurora a special place to work and defines what we call our “A-Team”. We are a high-performing team of cannabis experts, innovators, and champions, that work, learn and win together. We think BIG, act BOLD and execute with PURPOSE in all that we do, and will stop at nothing to cultivate the ultimate cannabis experience for our community.


Job summary

Are you a cannabis enthusiast with an energetic spirit? Are you looking to work with a fun group of people? If so, we would love to meet you!

We’re looking for an ambitious and hard-working professional to join our Quality team in the role of QC Analytical Technician!


As a QC Analytical Technician, you will….


  • Train members of the Aurora River team as needed on the sample preparation and analytical techniques
  • Provide feedback at monthly meetings with respect to turn around time, instrument performance and any laboratory related issues
  • Liaise with the sample receiving and quality team regarding sample scheduling.
  • Liaise with manager to set goals through Success Factors on a yearly basis.
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the in-process testing of cannabis products and adhere to the Aurora quality system
  • Perform sample preparation of cannabis samples for various chemistry-based assays.
  • Calibrate laboratory equipment performance & verify performance for the analysis of samples on a variety of analytical systems
  • Document test procedures and summarize results in reports to the Aurora teams as needed
  • Review, critique, write and provide feedback on STM and SOPs
  • Ensure ordering and stock of supplies is maintained for the analytical and sample preparation process
  • Track samples and report data using an electronic database system
  • Contribute to general lab operations and organization
  • Maintain the quality and availability of routine reagents and standards.
  • When appropriate assist in the development, validation and implementation of new analytical methods for the analysis of cannabis metabolites
  • Dispose of samples in accordance to Health Canada guidelines and health and safety regulations
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Maintain training records
  • Comply with safety and other regulatory standards
  • According to best laboratory practices, record data in laboratory notebooks and electronically; and
  • Other related duties as assigned.


You would be the best fit for this role if you have…


  • Completion or final years of B.Sc. in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or other relevant scientific discipline and experience;
  • Employ proper laboratory techniques to minimize risk of mislabeling, sample mix-up and cross contamination between samples and other materials;
  • Understand and follow test methods;
  • Energetic personality who can work independently in a multi-tasking fast-paced environment;
  • Effective time management;
  • Organizational skills; and
  • Ability to collaborate with other team members and contribute as part of a team
  • Adhere to timelines and deadlines for experimental results
  • Creating contingency plans in case unforeseen circumstances arise


Why you’ll love working at Aurora


Our people are at the heart of everything we do here at Aurora, and we take pride in fostering an inclusive space that inspires our team to love where they work! From rewarding career opportunities to flexible work environments to team activities, we go above and beyond to prioritize your success and here’s how we do it…


  • Flexibility: you will enjoy a flexible work environment that is the perfect blend of work and fun! With flexible working hours to compressed work weeks to paid sick and vacation time, you will be empowered to achieve work-life balance.


  • Total rewards: we will motivate you to go above and beyond with a competitive salary or hourly wage (with shift premiums), stock options, an RRSP program, annual bonuses, and a health and personal care spending account for you to use for gym memberships, ski passes or staycations.



  • Benefits: we will foster your health and wellness (and your dependents) with our employee benefits package including, employer-paid health and dentalcare premiums, life insurance and LTD policies and a medical cannabis coverage program, designed exclusively for our A-Team, that will provide you with $3,000 of coverage each year (because we truly believe cannabis is the best medicine).


  • Life-long learning: we’re lifelong learners here at Aurora and will invest in your professional development throughout all aspects of your career! You will have access to a tuition assistance program, virtual learning activities and annual performance reviews, to ensure you are provided with the toolkit and support you need to succeed.


  • Perks: we love to celebrate our people by providing corporate perks including employee discounts, perkopolis memberships, company SWAG, paid volunteer time, modern technology and snacks and beverages at all our office locations.


  • Team: we are a diverse and global team of cannabis enthusiasts, energetic innovators, fitness gurus, caring parents, foodies and more, with a collective passion to nurture an inclusive environment that helps you grow and provide people better days with medical cannabis.


Next steps


 Think you have what it takes to join our team? So do we!


Apply today by submitting your resume along with salary expectations through our website. You can expect your application to be reviewed by a human recruiter (not a robot) shortly after you apply, and our team will contact you via email if we see a fit.


Think you’re the ideal candidate but you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyways! We would love to review your application to see if you’re the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity!


Not the role for you? That’s okay! Visit our careers page to find the perfect opportunity for you or share this posting with a friend or colleague that you think would be a great fit (hot tip: if you are already an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by referring this posting to a friend! If they are successful, you will receive a bonus!)


Diversity and inclusion At Aurora, we are proud to foster and celebrate a diverse community of professionals! We take pride in nurturing an inclusive culture that empowers our people to be their authentic selves, celebrate their differences and love where they work. Our diverse community combined with our inclusive culture, is what sets us apart in the industry and equips our A-Team with superpowers – and this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for job opportunities regardless of race, national origin, colour, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and family status, disability, or any other identifying characteristic. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please do not hesitate to let our team know! We are here to help.


Health and safety

Our mission at Aurora has always been to improve the health and wellness of our core community. We strive to create a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment for our team and strongly believe introducing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy will help us achieve this.


As of February 2022, Aurora has introduced a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees and as a condition of employment, all candidates must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical or human rights accommodation prior to commencing employment with Aurora. If proof of vaccination is not provided or a request for accommodation is not approved, the offer of employment will be rescinded.


If applicable, Aurora Human Resources will contact you via your email address provided. We do not contact candidates over Facebook or other Social Media apps. You will never be requested to provide confidential information such as banking information or your Social Insurance Number in the interview







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