Lucent Biosciences (Lucent) is an innovative biotechnology firm where our mission is to provide sustainable solutions to address climate impact on global food security and nutrition. Lucent has developed the world’s first cellulose-based water-insoluble yet bioavailable micronutrient fertilizer that increases crop yields, improves product quality without polluting run-off.

We are looking to hiring a production technician for our new facility located in Coquitlam BC close to Ikea. Our facility is conveniently located with easy access to major highways and is walking distance to skytrain.

The primary responsibility of the production technician is fabrication of our sustainable fertilizer products at our new production facility. The production technician performs equipment setup, operation, equipment adjustments and quality control. This will also require troubleshooting problems with equipment, careful documentation of production metrics, and to assist the production manager and chief technical officer in optimizing the performance of the production facility.

What you will do:

  • Operating the production plant
  • Fabricating products according to specific operational instructions
  • Inspecting products for quality and adherence to specifications
  • Maintain inventory of materials
  • Packaging finished products
  • Troubleshooting problems with equipment
  • Working with the production manager to improve process flow, production performance
  • Working with the production manager to optimize standard operating procedures
  • Calibration or adjustment of equipment to ensure quality production
  • Clean production equipment and work areas
  • Install new equipment
  • Record data associated with equipment and materials
  • Observe adherence to health and safety guidelines, and strict observance to standard operating procedures
  • Assist in developing and testing new production techniques and facilities

What you will bring:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A valid Class 5 driver's license
  • A technical background in engineering or science is desirable.
  • Experience in light industrial, manufacturing, field production/farming, seed cleaning and handling, or warehouse
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, reliability, work accuracy, and timeliness
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited supervision

During heavy production demands, this position will require shift work and overtime.

Are you a good fit? Apply today! We invite you to submit your cover letter and resume online:


Lucent is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with our policies, you will be required to undergo a background check. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: based on experience

Benefits: health benefit package upon satisfactory completion of a probationary period