Columbia Care

Laboratory Technician

Job Description

Posted on: 
May 19, 2022


Reports to: Manager/Supervisor, Laboratory or Manager/Supervisor, Production

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated and energetic Laboratory Technician who shares our passion for quality medicine for patients who need them. The Laboratory Technician is responsible for operating the facility’s extraction equipment, utilizing processing protocols and strategy, and day to day production. The Laboratory Technician assists the extraction department through the activities required to manufacture, store, maintain, and procure all equipment and materials necessary to run a world-class extraction lab.

Pay: 16+ Based on experience.

Major Areas of Responsibility include:

  • All equipment safely and efficiently, including the grinding mill, CO2 extractor, rotovap, and other processing apparatuses

  • Follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs), guidelines, and applicable government regulations in the industry

  • Accurately weighs, labels, and stores materials and identify and report any deviations

  • Manages inventory of raw materials and record data management software platforms

  • Develops and updates SOPs to ensure safety, quality, and process control

  • Understands and safely handles hazardous materials and properly use personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Maintains a clean and organized work environment

  • Performs corrective and preventative maintenance on associated equipment

• Monitors and manages lab and processing supplies • Contributes toward an inclusive and positive workplace culture

  • Works as part of a team to coordinate and meet production schedules and support new product and process development

  • Exemplifies good verbal and written communication skills

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • All applicants must be at least 21 years of age

  • Associate’s degree in a science discipline preferred (biology, chemistry, or chemical engineering, etc.)

  • Experience in pharmaceutical, food, beverage and/or cannabis industries

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and inventory tracking systems experience

  • Good math and conversion skills

  • Background in natural product extraction (closed loop extraction systems to include ethanol, essential oil extraction, etc.) desired

  • Comfortable handling confidential information

  • Attention to detail and willingness to learn and improve

  • Availability to work occasional weekends and holidays

  • Must have a valid driver’s license or State ID card

  • Must pass all required background checks

Travel %: 0

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Additional Abilities Required:

  • The job requires physical activity, including prolonged standing, repetitive bending, climbing, and lifting or moving up to 20 pounds (or more with a coworker). Good visual acuity, hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and ability to perform repetitive motions with accuracy is required. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Note: Nothing in this job description restricts the company’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of the position.

About Columbia Care:

Columbia Care Inc. (“Columbia Care” or the “Company”) is one of the largest and most experiencedmulti-state operators in the medical cannabis industry, with licenses in 15 jurisdictions in the US and the EU. With over 1,000,000 successful sales transactions since its inception, Columbia Care is a patient-centered organization setting the standard for compassion, professionalism, quality, caring and innovation, working in collaboration with some of the most renowned and innovative teaching hospitals and medical centers in the world. The Company is committed to providing the type of education and transparency patients deserve and quality of product that clinicians expect. For more information on Columbia Care, please

Background Investigation:

As a condition of employment, all Columbia Care employees are required to submit to a background check.Employment decisions, in compliance with state law, arebased on an employee’s background report at the time of hire.Employees have a duty to report any changes in their background to the Market Director or Vice President, Operations as soon as the employee is aware of the event.


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