Date of posting: February 6th, 2018
Position: Flavourist Technician
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC

Department: R&D
April  – August 2018

Novotaste is looking for bilingual flavour technicians for 4-5 month summer stages in the flavour laboratory.


  • Minimum of a BSc. Food Science/food chemistry/nutrition or related discipline
  • Training to be provided, however, previous experience is a strong asset
  • Mandatory requirement of basic laboratory skills (at a minimum)
  • Bilingual (English & French)
  • Comfortable in a team setting as well as interacting with clients/suppliers/superiors
  • Knowledge of the food industry is an asset
  • Autonomous and self motivated
  • Organized, detail-oriented

Major responsibilities/duties:

  • Use of basic laboratory equipment to create flavours
  • Flavour matching – ability to identify the composition of a flavour and reproduce it
  • Flavour creation – a mixture of chemistry and creativity
  • Applications testing – utilizing flavours in various final food applications to determine its compatibility.
  • Assist the senior flavor staff with their projects
  • Ability and willingness to be trained in various quality and laboratory positions within the company (quality departments, essential oil laboratory etc)
  • Use, calibration, and interpretation of analytical equipment: Refractometer, Densimeter, pH meter, GC-FID, GCMS
  • Documentation preparation and report writing
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Research & development

Date of posting: March 15th, 2018
Position: Junior quality assurance technician
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC

Department: Quality assurance
April  – August 2018

Novotaste is looking for a bilingual junior quality assurance technician for a 4-5 month summer stage that can possibly become a full-time position

Major Tasks & Duties

  • Primary duties include preparation of technical documentation such as certificates of analysis, specification sheets, Safety Data Sheets (MSDS/SDS), allergen, GMO, nutritional sheets, etc.
  • Assist the regulatory coordinator in documentation and regulatory tasks
  • Filling out technical questionnaires
  • Manage the filing of supplier’s documentation
  • Work as technical support for R&D, sales, QC & customer service
  • Answer questions about international regulations


  • Preferred college diploma or university degree in food science or related discipline, and/or equivalent related experience
  • Food safety/HACCP/GFSI knowledge is required
  • Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer/Microsoft office skills
  • Multi-tasking capabilities and willingness to learn
  • Must be open and flexible to change, take initiative, and work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High work standards
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Ability to make timely and factual decisions and recommendations
  • Ability to provide work direction and instructions to assisting staff
  • Strong knowledge of current GMP and Quality System concept
  • English & French proficiency– written & oral
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