The Quality Assurance Associate assists the QA Lead to ensure proper execution of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for continuous cannabis production and improvement in accordance with Cannabis Act/Regulations, Good Production Practice (GPP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), relevant Health Canada’s regulations, company and customer expectations. This role also compiles, maintains and archives Batch Production Record and QA documents etc.
The Quality Assurance Associate assists the QA Lead to ensure all production related activities are conducted using the SOPs approved by the Quality Assurance Person (QAP). The scopes include but not limited to review & revise SOPs; compile Batch Production Record; compile quality events and maintain the log; support staff training; report and follow up identified change control, risk assessment, non-conformance, deviation, quality incidents & investigation and Corrective & Preventive Actions (CAPA); assist in Health Canada inspection and self-inspection; assist in quality complaint investigation, recall coordination and periodic & annual product quality review etc.
REPORTS TO: The Quality Assurance Associate reports to the Quality Assurance Lead.
CORE JOB DUTIES:
- Support Quality Assurance Lead.
- Assist the QA Lead to monitor and maintain the QMS and SOP system throughout the entire manufacturing process.
- Report and follow up systems of identified change control, risk assessment, non-conformance, deviation, quality incidents & investigation and related Corrective & Preventive Actions (CAPA).
- Compile cannabis Batch Production Record and endure all the required documentation is accurate, legible and completed in a timely manner by the production team.
- Compile events of deviation & CAPA, change control and customer complaints etc. and maintain the log.
- Maintain and archive cannabis Batch Production Record and QA documents etc.
- Assist with quality complaint investigation, return & recall coordination and annual product quality review preparation.
- Assist with self-inspection, Health Canada inspection and other third-party inspection etc.
- Assist with staff training implementation to ensure all employees are adequately and job specifically trained and adhere to Cannabis Act/Regulations, GPP, GMP and SOP requirements.
- Assist with identification and development of required SOPs.
- Ability to review regulations, guidance documents and reports pertaining to Cannabis Act & Regulations, Good Production Practice (GPP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), relevant Health Canada’s regulations.
- Research and report quality, safety and efficacy related information from scientific journal article or monograph of authorized publications for assigned projects.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Preferable Bachelor’s degree in related scientific field (i.e. pharmaceutical, biotechnology, science, environmental science, chemistry, microbiology and biology) with accreditation in relevant associations and regulatory discipline required.
- 1-2 years hands-on and working QA/QC experience in a GMP-focused quality related position in food or pharmaceutical industry environment or equivalent.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and manage within a complex, multi-site and matrix organization.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including attention to detail; strong questioning and listening skills; and the ability to look beyond obvious answers in order to understand the impact on other areas is required.
- Strong leadership and influencing skills, particularly in situations where direct manager authority does not exist. Experience building a high-performance team, managing the performance of team members with varying levels of skill and experience, and mentoring high potential individuals to achieve greater impact on the organization would be an asset.
- Analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
- Excellent planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects.
Cannabis Act & Regulations and GMP
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Health Canada Auditing
Microsoft Office Suite
Windows Computer literacy
Ability to work independently and efficiently with little supervision
Ability to obtain and maintain A/RPIC status as required through Health Canada
Medical Health Assessment
- A competitive salary, reflecting experience
- Participation in the employee benefit plans and programs generally made available to employees of The Flowr Corporation after the successful completion of a probationary period.
Platinum Personnel has the privilege of working with the Flowr Corporation an outstanding start-up company in the Cannabis industry who believe cultivating premium cannabis products starts from the ground up. In support of that mission, Platinum Personnel are supporting in the recruitment of a Quality Assurance Associate to join the team, in their Kelowna facility. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]