Distillation Technician

by Motif Labs

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Aylmer, ON
Date Posted: Mar 18, 2023
Motif Labs

Job Description


Distillation Technician


This position reports to the Laboratory Operations Supervisor. The distillation technician is responsible for carrying out decarboxylation and distillation processes within the refining process. This role will perform day-to-day duties in compliance with SOPs and Health Canada Regulations.

Motif Labs is a licensed cannabis extraction facility located in SW Ontario. Motif operates as a business-to-business enterprise, offering toll processing and contract manufacturing services to Licensed Producers (LP's) and 3rd Party Brands. Motif is experiencing significant growth and we are seeking dynamic and professional individuals to join our team. Motif prides itself on Integrity, Collaboration and Quality, and these core values are at the center of everything we do.  
Position Overview

  • Handling large volumes of winterized crude and distillate.
  • Operation and preventative maintenance on state of the art distillation equipment
  • Operation and preventative maintenance on decarboxylation equipment
  • Data collection, analysis and meticulous record keeping
  • Follow SOPs pertaining to all processes
  • Perform sanitation activities as per GPP requirements
  • Perform distillation tasks as assigned by manager in accordance to relevant SOPs
  • Ensure 100% compliance with QA requirements during day-to-day activities
  • Identify improvement opportunities and report issues in order to maximize efficiency, quality and yield while ensuring safety and reliability
  • Sample preparation for all required analytical testing
  • Assist with developing and maintaining distillation tools
  • Detailed record keeping of batch data per Health Canada regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

  • B.Sc, B.Eng in Chemical Engineering or Chemical Technology Diploma required
  • 1+ years laboratory, production/manufacturing, or pharmaceutical experience
  • Basic distillation knowledge acquired through academic schooling or experience
  • Experience within Cannabis industry is preferred
  • Attention to detail and commitment to safety while operating process equipment
  • Positive attitude with strong communication skills
  • Strong time management skills including ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Shows initiative and ownership of work and willingness to learn
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Physically fit; standing and/or sitting will be required for long periods of time and must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Required to pass a criminal background check
  • Must be able to work various shift schedules as required

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