Quality Control Lab Technician

About Ya YA Foods:

Ya YA Foods is a dynamic and high-growth manufacturer of liquid food and unique beverages. With over 30 years’ experience, we have evolved into a versatile manufacturer and co-packer of a variety of low acid and high acid beverage and liquid food items. We are a family owned Canadian business who prides itself in its proven track record of satisfying the needs of global multi-national customers. We are a solution provider for our customers, always striving to exceed expectations on innovation, quality, service, and speed to market. For further information about us, please check our website at yayafoods.com

A career at Ya YA FOODS will offer you the opportunity to…

  • Build a career, not just have a job
  • Work in a dynamic and high-growth company with very skilled professionals
  • Become part of a teamwork focused culture
  • Develop your leadership skills to support your future growth path

Overview of the position:

Reporting directly to Quality Control Leader, QC lab technician effectively monitors compliance and promote policies and programs in the day to day operations of the manufacturing site. Takes all necessary steps to ensure goods are handled and finished products are produced within prescribed quality specifications.

Job duties:

  • Tests products at specified stages in the production process and records test data, applying Quality Control procedures and accurately documenting the results of the inspections and testing
  • Responsible for monitoring the quality control of raw materials, product-in-process and finished product run during the shift
  • Responsible for the full compliance of specific standards for product quality
  • Direct communication with Production leads, Maintenance and Distribution Departments to ensure smooth flow of shift
  • Collection of Microbiological samples
  • Ensure samples, equipment, and any required chemicals are handled properly to avoid contamination
  • Carry out other activities needed essential to the effective operation of Quality Control Department during the shift
  • Incubation, SAS & retained sample check
  • Raw product testing
  • Lab equipment calibration
  • Bulk receiving
  • Perform routine cleaning and calibration of laboratory instruments
  • Ensuring all paperwork is completed correctly and accurately
  • Perform work in safe and efficient manner
  • Compliance with the Company’s Integrated Management Systems which includes, but is not limited to Production, Quality, Food Safety & GMP
  • Comply at all times with all rules & policies regarding health safety, occupational safety, environmental safety, food safety, legal regulations, company requirements, etc.
  • Compliance with the company’s Health, Safety, and Environmental requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • University degree or College diploma in Quality Control or related field is required
  • Working experience with HPLC is required
  • 1+ year QC experience is required, preferably in a low acid beverage manufacturing industry
  • Excellent analytical laboratory skills, detail oriented
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and in a team environment
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to evaluate production data (i.e. variances, efficiencies)
  • Must be able to prioritize assigned duties, and demonstrate flexibility
  • Knowledge of PC software: Microsoft Windows, Excel and Word is required

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From $18.75 per hour


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care


  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Night shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Etobicoke, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (required)
  • Overnight Shift (required)
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