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Technician, Product Launch

Job location: Ontario, Bradford (River Facility)
Employment type: full-time permanent employment in a hybrid work setting

(travel to other facilities will be required – Markham, Bradford, and Jarvis)
Division: Operations (Product Development)
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday


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

You have the perfect combination of creativity and analytical skills. You thrive in a team dynamic where you can think outside the box, challenge the status quo, and cultivate innovation. You’re passionate about the cannabis industry and you know what it takes to introduce innovative products into the market, and this is why we have the perfect role for you!


We’re on the search for a motivated professional to join our team as a Technician, Product Launch. In this role, you will focus on the scale-up and operationalization of novel cannabis products and line extensions for our Consumer and Medical channels in Canada and around the world. You will report into the Senior Manager, Product Launch and will collaborate with our team to introduce innovative and exclusive Aurora products into the industry. Sound exciting? Here is a little more…   

As the Technician, Product Launch you will...

  • Collaborate with Category teams to implement processes to produce products at scale, including a variety of product forms and manufacturing lines like dried flower packaging, pre-rolls, infused pre-rolls, extracts, concentrates, gummies, and other edibles
  • Design trials that validate the ability to produce products to define specifications at scale, including troubleshooting challenges seen at scale to refine sustainable processes
  • Coordinate with Production Planning and Operations teams to schedule and execute trials
  • Perform analysis of product samples (analytical chemistry, quantitative and qualitative analysis), review data and present results in team meetings
  • Draft test procedures and prepare documentation for R&D and scale-up trials that are compliant and align with the needs of Operations and Quality Assurance teams
  • Develop and write SOPs and other documentation required to launch and manufacture new products through Aurora’s MOC in collaboration with applicable teams
  • Report on projects as needed by the Product Development team and other parts of the business
  • Liaise with Engineering and Procurement to source, set up, calibrate, and qualification of instruments when required
  • Work on developing industry standard and innovating packaging with Product Development / Procurement team, in accordance with National / Provincial regulations, for both recreational and medical channels

To be successful in this role, you will need…

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in cannabis, pharma industries or a related field (we would also welcome an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience)
  • A B.Sc in Food Science, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or B.Eng, or other relevant scientific discipline (these credentials appear to match the candidate profile we are looking for but we’re ready to be convinced otherwise)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel
  • A passion for the cannabis industry and products


It would be an asset if you have…

  • Knowledge and expertise in one or more extraction technologies. More specifically, experience with a combination of butane, ethanol, solventless and other extraction platforms
  • Expertise utilizing analytical chemistry instrumentation (HPLC-UV, LC-MS and LC-MS/MS, and GC-MS) techniques
  • Knowledge of the supply chain from end to end (product ideation to commercialization), 3PL, Supply Chain and Distribution center, regulations or experience working in a regulated industry
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD/Adobe Illustrator


You’re the ideal candidate because…

  • You’re a self-motivated individual who thrives when managing multiple projects at once and achieving results
  • You’re a critical thinker who enjoys solving puzzles and finding the missing pieces  
  • You’re a creative professional who isn’t afraid to think outside the box to enhance the consumer experience
  • You’re a natural communicator who can convey complex information in simple and engaging formats for diverse audiences
  • You’re the ultimate team player who can foster a cohesive and inclusive space for others


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! You will be empowered to achieve work-life balance with flexible hours, remote work options, vacation time, meeting-free-Friday-afternoons and more!
  • Total rewards: we will motivate you to go above and beyond with a competitive salary, 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 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? Share this posting with a friend or colleague that you think may be interested while subscribing to our Talent Community to learn more about upcoming opportunities through our Aurora Careers Page (hot tip: if you are already an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by referring this position 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!


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 process.


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