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Thermal Process Analyst

Departement: Quality
Workplace: 540 Chem. des Patriotes Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu J0H 1K0
Company: Nortera

Joining Nortera means choosing opportunities to grow together!


As the North American reference in ready-to-cook vegetables, we are committed to contributing to the well-being of society by providing access to healthy and sustainable food. Nortera produces major private and retail brands and markets its own brands Arctic Gardens and Del Monte.

Why choose Nortera

  • Opportunities to work on inspiring projects in a growing company across Canada and the US;
  • Environment that fosters learning and professional development;
  • Competitive salary and annual bonus, advantageous vacation policy;
  • Flexible work schedule in hybrid mode;
  • Complete range of social benefits (telemedicine) and employee assistance program (EAP);
  • Possibility of contributing to an RRSP with employer contribution;
  • Participation in a volunteer day at the employer's expense;
  • Reimbursement for tuition fees and physical activity.

Your daily role

As part of the Nortera Corporate Thermal Processes team and under the direction of the Thermal Processes Manager, you will organize and analyze the activities necessary for the development and validation of thermal processes for canned and frozen products in Nortera's North American plants.



  • Maintain documentation related to the sterilization schedules of each of the canning plants;
  • Maintain documentation related to blanching validations for each of the frozen food plants;
  • Analyze and interpret the data collected during the canning tests and/or the blanching validation of frozen products;
  • Participate in various multidisciplinary projects of continuous improvement of plant processes and/or process development and/or problem solving;
  • Take charge of thermal deviations submitted by plants (evaluate food safety, recommend release provisions, analyze causes and follow up monthly on action plans to be taken at the department level);
  • Organize and prioritize the lab testing of canned foods;
  • Organize and prioritize sterilization tests to validate production processes;
  • Organize and prioritize validation tests for production autoclaves;
  • Ensure the follow-up of the results through the different projects in progress;
  • Develop and revise departmental procedures and/or specific technical training;
  • Provide technical assistance to Nortera plants;
  • Maintain the database of tests performed.

Your profile

  • University education in Food Science and Technology, Food Engineering or equivalent;
  • Fluent in French and English, both written and spoken;
  • Experience in the food industry, an asset;
  • Experience in quality assurance/R&D;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel) and Google Apps;
  • Analytical skills and ability to synthesize information;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • The main place of work is at the St-Denis-sur-Richelieu plant. However, you will occasionally be called upon to work in other lants in Quebec, Ontario and the United States;
  • You must be able to travel to the United States (technical training and support to American plants).



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Although all job applications are considered, only successful applicants will be contacted. The use of masculine gender could have been used without discrimination and only for the purpose of lightening the text. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from a wide variety of candidates in order to staff a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities in which we operate.

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