Client is looking for a Cannabis Extraction Lab Manager for a upcoming vertical cannabis company. This job will not start full-time until Q1 2020. However, the client is willing to pay a one-month retainer for those willing to commit to come onboard at that time. More details will be given during interviews.
The Extraction Lab Manager will oversee daily operations and production processes related to the extraction of compounds from the cannabis plants to be further refined into company products. Requires an expert in plant extraction, purification and chemical separation techniques so the lab will produce the highest quality cannabis extracts and concentrates. Must have a lot of scientific knowledge, leadership skills, and an understanding of compliance.
Operate a supercritical CO2 extraction instrument, conducting post extraction processing steps,laboratory testing analysis, and improving company product formulations and SOPs. Responsible for operation, calibration, and optimization of company lab equipment
Write, execute and train other team members on SOPs, manufacturing batch records,equipment qualification (IQ/OQ) log and forms supporting extraction and post processing activities
Oversee daily production and scheduling needs and assign resources as needed.
Develop strategies to increase productivity and production with existing technologies
Oversee preparation of plant material for decarboxylation
Oversee preparation of equipment and plant material for extractions.
Assist in company product formulations of various types with specific cannabinoid ratios.
Maintain strict inventory records and of all plant materials, supplies, and equipment.
Oversee a clean lab environment and maintain immaculate extraction and laboratory environments adhering to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards.
Calculate requirements, assemble and weigh plant materials and supplies
QA/QC duties that require analytical testing for quality and consistency; data review
Operate highly sophisticated equipment; process concentrates and extracts
Operate, maintain, and make adjustments and repairs to laboratory equipment such as liquid chromatography systems, pumps, microscopes, balances, centrifuges, and other laboratory equipment
Maintain inventory records of supplies, materials, and equipment
Store supplies and equipment, dispose of waste according to guidelines, and keep laboratory, storerooms and working areas immaculate
Wash and sterilize laboratory glassware
Create SOPs, training records, and related documentation
Maintain material safety data sheets for all department chemicals and products
Strong scientific background with process validation (SPC-statistical process control) experience, six sigma training a plus.
A thorough understanding of the fundamentals of CO2 extraction
Technical problem-solving skills in a processing plant environment and of chemical processing equipment, specifically Supercritical Fluid Extraction-SFE) and post processing techniques.
Strong background in extraction techniques (e.g. SFE) and wet chemistry, along with a research mindset
EXTRACTION LAB MANAGER
Knowledge of cannabinoids, terpenes, and their medicinal benefits is preferred.
Over 500+ hours of extraction experience with botanicals, preferably cannabis specific
At least 4 years’ experience in a lab or manufacturing setting required-food/beverage preferred
QA/QC experience with HPLC and GC analysis highly preferred * Scientific writing for processes,training, and procedures that require documentation
BS/BA Degree or greater in chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, and/or phytobiology
Plant Extraction: 4 years (Preferred)
Management: 5 years (Preferred)
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