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Formulation Lab Technician

by Motif Labs

Location: Aylmer, ON
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2021
Motif Labs

Job Description

Formulation Lab Technician



This position reports to the Refining Operations Manager. The formulation/lab technician is responsible for HPLC testing of all in-process material, input of data into KPI tracking tools, and execution of formulations for current and future projects at Motif Labs. 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:
  • Sample preparation and analytical testing through the use of HPLC
  • Operation, calibration and preventive maintenance of the HPLC instrument
  • Data collection, analysis and meticulous record keeping
  • Follow SOPs pertaining to all analytical testing and formulation equipment; assist with developing and updating SOPs as required
  • Manage inventory of processing material and necessary lab supplies
  • Perform sanitation activities as per GPP requirements
  • Recording and analysis of laboratory data
  • Perform formulation tasks as assigned by manager in accordance to relevant SOPs; formulations include precise mixing of cannabinoids, carrier oils, terpenes and otherwise.
  • 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
  • Assist with developing and maintaining formulation calculation tools
  • Detailed record keeping of batch data per Health Canada regulations; and
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum BSc. with 2+ years laboratory, production/manufacturing, or pharmaceutical experience
  • Experience within Cannabis industry is preferred
  • Deep HPLC operation, maintenance, calibration experience is mandatory
  • Previous formulation experience within the cannabis industry 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 multitask 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 (we are a 7 day operation)


YOU MUST submit your resume and cover letter to Motif Labs careers page at: to be considered.

Please note you must be 19 years of age to both enter our website and work for our company. We thank all interested applicants but only those who have been selected for interview will be contacted. 

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