Chemistry Lab Tech

  • Cannabis Jobs
  • Buellton, CA 93427, USA
  • 01 Jan, 2021

Job Description

About Central Coast Agriculture: Headquartered north of Santa Barbara in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, CCA is a company focused on utilizing science and sustainability to grow quality, modern crops. Our unmatched commitment to innovating both organic farming and modern manufacturing means our customers have access to products that exceed expectations. We breed, grow, and cultivate the highest quality Cannabis so we can then process, manufacture, and package the highest quality single-source products on the market under our brand, Raw Garden. We are a team of change makers, modern farmers, scientists, and business professionals focused on leading the charge for agricultural innovation. We are on a mission to be the most trusted and loved brand in Cannabis. As a Chemistry Laboratory Technician you will support the Analytical Chemistry Team by preparing samples and reagents for chemical analysis by LC and GC-MS. The Analytical Chemistry Team operates within the context of an Agricultural Research Center in Buellton, CA. You will work in a highly coordinated environment to feed an analytical pipeline with daily requirements for samples to keep the process running smoothly and efficiently. You will have daily requirements for sample delivery, but also work independently to proactively identify additional needs to support the Analytical Chemistry Team. This may include ordering and stocking reagents and materials for the laboratory. What You'll Do + Prepare analytical samples from Cannabis plant biomass by homogenization and extraction with organic solvents + Prepare analytical samples from Cannabis concentrates by representative sampling, weighing, and dissolution in solvents + Coordinate samples to be prepared each day with Analytical Chemistry Team members to ensure a smooth flow of samples ready for instrumental analysis by LC and GC-MS. + Maintain spreadsheets of samples with relevant information about their source and status in the Analytical Chemistry pipeline + Maintain and track inventory of key reagents, solvents, and supplies to proactively order and maintain sufficient stocks of materials to avoid disruption of operations + Perform all other duties as assigned or inherent to the position + Prioritize work in a fast-paced environment to limit downtime and keep operations moving. Position Requirements: + Some college education including a minimum of General Chemistry required. At least one semester of Organic Chemistry highly desired. + Experience in several laboratory-based courses required. Some work experience in a laboratory setting highly desired. + Experience with basic weighing, measuring, sampling, volumetric analytical methods + Experience with basic laboratory equipment, analytical balances, volumetric pipets required. Familiarity with basic analytical instrumentation such as moisture analyzers highly desired. + Strong analytical skills. Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy. + Experience with Microsoft Office and Google’s G suite. Expertise with MS Excel highly desired. + Good laboratory skills and practices are a must. Be able to work safely handling potentially hazardous materials and solvents. + Demonstrate motivation and a good work ethic under minimal supervision. + Ability to work within the surroundings of a research-oriented Cannabis farm where aromas from developing plants are frequent. + Ensure that safety is first priority in everything you do. + Maintain professionalism and live CCA’s core values at all times + Must be 21 years of age (or older) at the time of hire. Proficiency of the English language, verbal and written format What You'll Receive + Competitive base salary + Medical, dental and vision benefits + Vacation and Holidays ID: 2020-1033 External Company URL: https://www.ccagriculture.com/ Street: 8701 Santa Rosa Rd