Job Title:

Quality Assurance Laboratory Assistant


Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee


Ajax , ON

Job Reference:


Closing Date:

May 3, 2023

Basic Purpose:

To provide support to the quality assurance, product development and commodities departments pertaining to the preparation of tea and allied product taste samples.

Essential Responsibilities / Specific Duties:

  • Preparation of all tea and allied samples (raw material, blends & finished goods) in accordance with the taste schedule for sensory analysis by comparison against a standard.
  • Preparation of all associated documentation
  • Data entry and printing computer generated reports (iRely, AX, Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Conduct moisture, density, flow ability and other testing as required on incoming raw materials, blends, and finished goods
  • Assist with various sample collection responsibilities (raw materials, finished goods, others as required)
  • Organize and manage all retention samples (collection, disposal, etc.)
  • Wash dry and put away the cups after each session
  • Ensure brewing equipment is clean and in working order
  • Renew blend standards as required Record keeping and filing of quality documentation
  • Maintain work area in clean and orderly fashion.
  • Lab sanitation duties include but not limited to cleaning countertops, taste tables, brew equipment and all surfaces. Ensure floors are free of debris
  • The individual must be able to lift and carry up to 30lbs and stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Provide backup to the QA Technicians as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Key Competencies

  • Post-Secondary Education in a Food Safety / Science related course or Equivalent.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced lab environment an asset
  • Demonstrate safe work habits, good work ethic, able to handle multiple tasks, etc.
  • Accuracy and detail oriented
  • Work well independently and as a team member
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Mathematical Ability
  • Knowledge of iRely, AX, Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions, and communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors
  • Ability to adapt and grow within the department.


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Quote Job Reference: 2347801

Posted 2022-05-06

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