Texture Lab Technician

Location: Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 09-29-2017
Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns and rolls.

As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being, and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories.

Canada Bread serves major grocery chains, retail outlets and foodservice operations across Canada. The company distributes branded products in the discount, mainstream and super-premium segments, and is the leading producer in most major bakery categories. It also produces private label products for grocery and foodservice outlet.

The Texture Lab Technician will demonstrate skills for effective performance in both teamwork and dependent work environments, within the framework of Leadership Values. Key responsibilities will focus on monitoring manufacturing in context to Canada Bread Mandatory QA program. This position does require rotating shift and weekend coverage. In addition, the individual will participate in QA & Manufacturing initiatives that assist in maintaining low cost, quality products.

  • Perform physicochemical and microbiological analysis on finished products according to the programs and the methods in place;
  • Support Research and Development and Technical Support with analyses of texture profile, physicochemical and shelf life evaluation of finished products;
  • Analyze results using a rigorous statistical approach and follow up in the event of non-compliance;
  • Prepare and/or complete reports and make recommendations from the analysis of the results;
  • Develop and improve the methods used in the laboratory for continuous improvement.
  • College degree completed in food science,  biological chemistry, analytical chemistry, or equivalent;
  • Minimum of (2) years of experience in a laboratory;
  • Computer skills (suite Office, can easily adapt to new software);
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Analytical skills, organization, management of priorities, respect, transparency and rigor are qualities that characterize you.
Please note all offers of employment at Canada Bread Company, Limited are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.

Canada Bread Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.​

Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact Canada Bread Accessibility at CB_Accessibility@grupobimbo.com.
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