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Quality Assurance (QA) Associate 

Full Time Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Brampton

Career Connections Canada Inc.

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Our pharmaceutical client in Brampton is presently looking for a Quality Assurance (QA) Associate to join their team.

What Our Client Offers:    

  • A safe and clean; GMP regulated work environment
  • Opportunities for career growth and development
  • A competitive wage/salary
  • Incentive bonus programs that are designed to reward employees for their individual contributions
  • Benefit programs designed to support our employees and their families, including a comprehensive health & dental benefits package, group RRSP matching program, direct access to healthcare and well-being programs, and paid time off
  • Employee training and organizational development programs including tuition reimbursement, internal mobility programs, and employee recognition programs

General Summary:

This position is responsible for monitoring and performing various GMP QA related activities for the business. The position is full time permanent position and will report to Manager, Quality Assurance Market release. The primary responsibilities include product release and management of master documents from suppliers, SOP management through EDMS, Deviation, Change Controls, CAPA Management, and coordinating Annual Confirmatory Testing with Canadian Laboratory.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Request and maintain supplier master documents for products released in Canada.
  • Perform incoming product inspection, download temperature data and review incoming product receiving documents.
  • Initiate and review change controls for any changes at SPCI or at the manufacturing site.
  • Manage 3rd party lab testing as governed by internal SOPs and applicable regulations.
  • Perform collaborative review of incoming product for release to Canadian market  for support to Supply Chain.
  • Co-ordinate warehouse QA activities for incoming inspection and release based on determined priorities.
  • Write new SOPs/Forms and modify existing SOPs/Forms to ensure process are current and relevant.
  • Based on EDMS User role, act as EDMS Site Coordinator according to established SOP.  Oversees site GMP related SOPs and ensures that they are meeting current corporate and regulatory requirements. Support GSOP management at site level.
  • Interact with suppliers for receipt of release documents and supporting issues.
  • Initiate Deviations and route it through QMS TrackWise system for investigation completion and closure.
  • Initiate Change Controls (CCR) and revise GMP documentation as driven by internal SOPs.
  • Review supplier batch documents (CoA, CoM, CCR, OOS/deviation where applicable and relevant batch Records) and support product release in Canada as per applicable Health Canada requirements.
  • Participate in site CAPA program, and ensures that all departments meet their obligations for completing CAPAs resulting out of deviations, complaints, audits and/or any other source.
  • Manage QA portion of the Return Goods Process including review of documents and final disposition within SAP and at the warehouse for the returned goods.
  • Perform Executed Batch Record (EBR) review as assigned.
  • Based on QMS TrackWise User role, act as designee for SPCI PQC Complaint Coordinator role according to established SOP.
  • Based on Learning Management System User role, act as SPCI Training Coordinator according to established SOP.
  • Manage receipt of the product samples, placebo and reagents for annual confirmatory testing program.
  • Manage communications with the testing laboratory and ensure timely testing of samples
  • Perform documentation filing and other duties assigned by the manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • University level degree (B.Sc.) in a Science or equivalent in discipline acceptable to Health Canada standards
  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience within the pharmaceutical industry, 3PLQuality Assurance, and handling of narcotic products
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) including presentation skills
  • Proven problem solving ability with evidence of good judgment and decision making skill
  • Strong organizational ability and management of multiple priorities combined with proven ability to meet strict and established timelines
  • Strong experience combined with Quality Assurance and 3PL Compliance background
  • Excellent working knowledge of GMP and regulatory requirements for the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong proficiency with applicable computer software
  • Successful candidate may be required to undergo a police clearance process as required by the Health Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Justice Canada guideline in reference to the sale and distribution of narcotics

***Career Connections Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request an accommodation, please contact Career Connections Canada Inc.

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