Canopy Growth

Quality Control Lead

Job Description

Posted on: 
March 20, 2022

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This position is an internal posting only. Only current employees of CGC and affiliate subsidiaries will be considered.

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The Company

At Canopy Growth, our mission is clear: improve lives, end cannabis prohibition, and strengthen communities. We believe that cannabis can be a force for good. We're building a consumer-centric organization that is focused on sharing the transformational potential of cannabis with the world. We will achieve this through an innovative and disruptive portfolio of cannabis and hemp-derived products.

With millions of square feet of licensed production capacity and operations spanning four continents, Canopy Growth is the world's leading cannabis and hemp company. We recognize that employees are at the core of our success, and we take pride in a corporate culture that emphasizes inclusiveness, collaboration, and diversity.

Our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds, each bringing their own unique skills and talents to the table, working together to continue our incredible momentum of growth. If you are interested in building global challenger brands, scaling a business, and working in a values-driven environment, we want to hear from you!

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, self-starter who can take the Laboratory Supervisor position to a new level. If you have sound judgment, great time management skills mixed with the ability to work as part of an ever-growing team we want to hear from you. The lab supervisor ensures the safe, accurate and timely testing of all instrument and production QC samples. The role involves conducting and overseeing the work of lab technician(s).


  • Implement, monitor, and perform calibration of all lab equipment by establishing and ensuring consistent standards of use
  • Facilitate testing of variety of samples with both internal and external labs
  • Review and make decisions based on laboratory results. Present information and findings at departmental meetings as needed
  • Review and develop current and future laboratory operations to improve efficiency and productivity
  • Conduct various testing on ingredients, intermediate & finished products, including chromatographic techniques
  • Support QA and Operations Manager prepare batch production records and lot release reports
  • Work with the Director of QA/QC to review and develop QC operations.
  • Create optimal batches of samples to increase efficiency of instrument run time
  • Data maintenance and thorough logbook and record keeping
  • Generate Certificate of Analysis and Certificate of Conformance for in-process batch releases
  • Input QC and production lab results in LIMS and ERP (SAP) System as required
  • Responsible for maintaining and ordering lab consumables, chemicals and materials
  • Create reports on test results and provide trend analysis on results.
  • Operation of HPLC, GC, GC/MS, pipetting, wet chemistry, and any other required techniques
  • Maintain and calibrate lab equipment on a regular cycle.
  • Ensure test equipment is clean, maintained and in good working order
  • Conduct USP, HPFB and EP microbiological assays for TAMC/TYMC and specific microorganisms.
  • Conduct testing using Karl Fisher titrations or others as required.
  • Communicate equipment and disposables requirements to laboratory supervisor, as required.
  • Analytical laboratory tasks as assigned from time to time.
  • Contribute to method validations.
  • Must be able to work a variable of different shifts
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors or higher degree in Biology or Chemistry
  • Have a minimum of 2 years' worth of post University hands on experience with Mass Spectrometers
  • Knowledge of routine microbiological methods for the analysis of environmental, agricultural and food samples, including AOAC, FDA, BAM, ISO, PCR or ELISA.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Detail-oriented and strong time management skills
  • Experience in the preparation of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and natural health products are an asset.
  • Working knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must be meticulous and able to work independently and safely.
  • Knowledge of sample preparation equipment and techniques.
  • Must be comfortable standing for long periods of time.

Other Details

This is a full-time position based out of Modesto, CA.

We appreciate the interest from all candidates, and promise to review all applications, but we will only be contacting those who best fit the requirements. If you don't hear from us, don't fret; every resume we get is kept in our database for six months for consideration in future searches for talent.

Canopy Growth welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

One last note: the chosen applicant will be required to successfully complete background and reference checks.

Thank you so much for your interest in Canopy Growth.

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  • Modesto, CA, USA


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