Current Placement Opportunities

Edmonton (and Surrounding) Placements

Research Scientist  (Process Development) - BioNeutra North America Inc. 

Research Scientist  (Process Development) - BioNeutra North America Inc.


Job description

BioNeutra North America Inc. seeks a highly motivated and experienced Research Scientist (Process Development) to develop and scale up new bioprocesses that result in new products that can be commercialized. BioNeutra was established in 2003 with the mission of becoming a premier supplier of functional food ingredients and products. We are committed to meeting the needs of our customers and consumers in the mainstream and functional food markets. Our goal is to transfer science-based processes to the commercial product market. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, BioNeutra focuses on providing consistent and high-quality ingredients for formulators and manufacturers.


Job Responsibilities

1. This position reports to the Director of Product Development. This three-year fixed position will start on April 1, 2024, and may be extended.

2. Perform experiments for product development in a timely manner to accomplish project goals.

3. Develop manufacturing bioprocesses for new products, including lab and pilot equipment testing, processing optimization, and scaling up until operations.

4. Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs), prepare the new equipment SOPs, and provide technical support for preparing the batch records in pilot and large-scale manufacturing operations under GMP.

5. Contribute technical knowledge to solve issues encountered during processing development and manufacturing.

6. Collaborate with other Production, R&D, and other team members.

7. Prepare clear and concise written work summaries, data analyses, and technical reports.

8. Maintain all the laboratory equipment, ensure a safe and functional working environment, and understand safety discipline in food ingredient manufacturing processes.

9. Additional responsibilities as directed.


Desired qualifications

1. A master’s degree with industrial or research experience in developing bioprocesses. Relevant experience in chemical, biomedical, pharmaceutical, biological, or food would be considered an asset. A bachelor's degree with additional industrial expertise would be considered.

2. Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada are preferred.

3. Prior experience developing continuous bioprocesses, scale-up, Design of Experiments (DOE), process validation, or GMP guidelines are an asset.

4. A capable team player of managing multiple tasks and complex projects independently and in a group environment.

5. Strong organizational and planning skills and electronic data handling skills.

6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation).


Hourly wage: $35-40

Hours worked per week: 40 h (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Location/address of the work: Address: 9608 25 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6N 1J4 Canada


Specific programs of studies

A master’s or bachelor’s degree with industrial experience in developing bioprocessing or with relevant industrial or research experience, with a chemical, biomedical, pharmaceutical, biological, industrial, food, or environmental engineering/ science degree. Current students or recent graduates from Alberta, publicly funded post-secondary schools.

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Qualified applicants will be forwarded to potential employers. All hiring decisions/negotiations are made by the employer and the student candidate. Food Futures works collaboratively with employers and students to create meaningful work experiences, please contact us for more information.

Health and Wellness Marketing & Sales Analyst - Haskalife/Prairie Hill Farm 

Health and Wellness Marketing & Sales Analyst - Haskalife/Prairie Hill Farm 

HaskalifeTM is a dynamic growing Alberta based company seeking a Health and Wellness Marketing & Sales Analyst to educate and expand the awareness of HaskalifeTM www.haskalife.ca and Prairie Hill Farm’s www.prairiehillfarmsltd.com health and wellness products. This is a great opportunity to learn about CPG brands and new product introductions into the retail food and beverage market.

Marketing and Sales Penetration - Haskalife/Prairie Hill Farm 

Measure Results

Skills and Competencies

Requirements

Schedule:

Wage: $16 / hr. + expenses and mileage (in accordance with Government of Alberta travel and expense policy). All demo supplies and products provided by employer.

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Qualified applicants will be forwarded to potential employers. All hiring decisions/negotiations are made by the employer and the student candidate. Food Futures works collaboratively with employers and students to create meaningful work experiences, please contact us for more information.

Human Resources Assistant - Delicioso Foods Inc. 

Delicioso Foods Inc. is looking for a Human Resources Assistant  

HR Assistants help managers and employees resolve conflicts. They also conduct surveys to determine employee satisfaction, analyze results, and help research ways to motivate employees and make companies more appealing to potential applicants.

HR Assistant skills and qualifications

Wage: $17.50/hr

Schedule: part-time, TBD

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Qualified applicants will be forwarded to potential employers. All hiring decisions/negotiations are made by the employer and the student candidate. Food Futures works collaboratively with employers and students to create meaningful work experiences, please contact us for more information.

Calgary (and surrounding) Placements

Jenny's Delectables - OHS/Safety Coordinator Position

Jenny's Delectables is looking for a OHS/Safety Coordinator Position

Company: Jennys Delectables

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Position: OHS/Safety Coordinator

Type: Temporary (with potential for full-time)


Jennys Delectables, a leading food manufacturing and distribution company based in Calgary, Alberta, is in search of a dedicated and proactive individual to fill the role of OHS/Safety Coordinator. This temporary position presents an opportunity for permanent employment for the ideal candidate.


Responsibilities:

Requirements:

If  you are passionate about ensuring a safe work environment and possess the necessary skills and qualifications, we invite you to apply for this position. Proof of enrolment or recent graduation is required as part of the application process. 


To apply, please submit your Student Application for review to jennys.delectables@telus.net RE: OHS/Safety Job Posting For inquiries, contact Jennifer Kohut at 403.827.8971.

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Qualified applicants will be forwarded to potential employers. All hiring decisions/negotiations are made by the employer and the student candidate. Food Futures works collaboratively with employers and students to create meaningful work experiences, please contact us for more information.

Central Alberta Placements

Sturgeon County (Bon Accord) - Farm-to-Table Culinary Assistant - Prairie Gardens 

Prairie Gardens is looking for a Passionate Foodie

Prairie Gardens has a specialty food processing inspected kitchen, on a farm where we grow the food, specializing in farm-to-plate dining and long-table dinner events, with small scale production of specialty jams and condiments, made from our forest foraging program, homemade pickles utilizing our farm vegetables, heirloom tomato pizza sauce, and pumpkin chutney from our own farm grown pumpkins, and dried mixes made with kale and herbs 

Are you a creative person with cooking skills, who loves taking the lead on new projects? 

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player, who takes pride in their work, and has energy to make things happen!  The food we offer is authentic to our farm, and offers a unique taste of place, which makes a difference to our customers. The work we do is important to our farm sustainability. The farm is a busy operation with opportunity to grow for someone with vision and dedication.  We are looking for a fun, energetic, passionate foodie that wants to engage in the culture of the farm, and all the events that Prairie Gardens has to offer.

Job Type: Flexible - Part time/Full Time

Schedule: Weekends for farm dinners 2pm -9pm, and/or Wednesday to Friday – 10 am to 6 pm – (Flexible Evenings and weekends)

Salary: $17 per hour – negotiable based on experience with Growth potential

Location: 56311 Lily Lake Road, Sturgeon County.  Onsite summer accommodation is offered.  You must drive your own vehicle as there is no bus service to this rural location, 25 km north of Edmonton.

Skills and key competencies:

• Ability to stand for long periods of time in the kitchen

• Food Preparation - Culinary

• Safe knife handling

• Good communication skills – ability to read and understand recipes in English

• Time management – ability to complete tasks and multitask in a timely manner

• Attention to detail – ability to get the task completed correctly

Responsibilities:

• Wash, Prepare, Bake, Jam, & Pickle, using edible flowers, herbs and vegetables; and proteins as described in recipes

• Assist kitchen team or farm team as required, you will be required to learn about our farm produce and assist where necessary when the kitchen is not busy

• Assist in developing farm menus, and run the farm concession (food truck style)  on festival weekends 

• Operate kitchen equipment safely and efficiently, such as mixers, blenders, ovens, woodfired oven, firegrills, dishwasher

• Clean and maintain station in practicing proper sanitation protocols

• Adhere to all sanitation and food production codes

• Maintain logs: Fridge/freezer temperature, ingredient and packaging inventory, etc.

• Train and direct other team members involved in food service on the farm

Qualifications:

• Enrolled in an Alberta post-secondary institution or graduated within the last 12 months

• Resident of Alberta

• Able to legally work in Canada without sponsorship


Southern Alberta Placements

Spruce Grove