Operations Analyst




It is an exciting time to be working at Agri-Neo: our business is growing, and our company has the chance to have a great impact. We launched Neo-Pure to solve a food safety challenge for dry foods like seeds, grains, and nuts. Traditional solutions do not work for these dry foods. Unlike milk, which is pasteurized, and lettuce, which is sprayed with chlorine, nothing is done for food safety for most dry foods. As a result, there are outbreaks and recalls due to food poisoning, and the industry is in search of a standard solution.

Neo-Pure can become the new food safety standard for dry foods. It uses a validated combination of chemistry and equipment to control pathogens such as Salmonella on nuts, seeds, and grains. Unlike pasteurization, Neo-Pure keeps foods raw, organic, and viable. It is a liquid solution that is applied on nuts, seeds, and grains in its Food Safety System as a validated intervention step at food processing sites. After launching Neo-Pure in 2016, we have more than fifteen food processors that are, or will soon be, using Neo-Pure in their Food Safety Systems.

We believe that we can create a lasting positive impact on business and society by helping safely feed the world (our Mission). We are here to build a great company that we can take pride in, and this means we are not a "9-to-5” culture – when work requires it, we do what it takes to get the job done. This flexibility results in significant achievements and makes for a great place to work. Our team is the backbone of our success and we hope to build on this with each new position.

Agri-Neo is looking for a highly motivated Operations Analyst to deliver food safety technologies and services from our development pipeline into the market. The Operations Analyst will have a chance to work in each area of Operations, gaining broad exposure and developing important skills for a high-impact role within the group. This will serve many purposes: 1) fast-paced, hands-on training; 2) resource addition where there are immediate but often short-term demands, and 3) a chance to match interests and skills of the Analyst with emerging company needs.

Key Responsibilities

• Lead and support R&D Pilot and commercial-scale testing
• Optimize space and resource utilization in the Pilot Plant
• Coordinate between development teams (scientists and engineers), customers, and suppliers to make sure that Systems delivered meet cost, quality, and lead-time expectations.
• Maintain cost control spreadsheets and digital folders of quotes, POs, and invoices
• Receive, assemble, and install equipment, coordinating with suppliers, colleagues, and contractors
• Guide customers on-site preparation, through site visits, documentation, and conference calls
• Start-up and commission Systems at customer sites across N. America, S. America, and Europe
• Train and build working relationships with operations, maintenance, and QC individuals at sites
• Respond to customer requests for spare parts and service
• Provide technical support to customers and external operations
• Execute special projects, including technical documentation (SOP) updates, in-depth troubleshooting, environmental and safety improvements, stress and durability testing

Candidate Profile

• 1-2 years of experience is ideal; Recent graduates will be considered
• Post-secondary education in a relevant field preferred
• High level of technical aptitude, analytical problem-solving skills, exceptional oral communication skills
• Enjoys an innovative culture
• Collaborative, highly resilient, and growth mindset
• Intrinsic motivation with a strong ability to work independently
• Excellent computer skills in the Microsoft Office suite

Equity Statement
Agri-Neo is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment, and it encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We are committed to providing accommodation in our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities, upon request. The accommodation will take into account the applicants’ accessibility needs.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity; however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.