Manufacturing Quality Assurance Specialist

Position

Manufacturing Quality Assurance Specialist

Department

Quality Assurance

Location

Pickering

Reports To

QA Manager

Shift/Weekend

Morning for now, (however, require flexibility to work afternoon shifts as required, be a backup thereafter deemed necessary.

TravelRequired

No, except for a vendor audit or request

Summary of the Role

The Manufacturing Quality Assurance Specialist (MQAS) will report directly to the Quality Assurance Manager (QAM).  The MQAS’s main job is to ensure that Good Production Practices (GPP)are implemented at every stage and in a timely manner during manufacturing of products at CannaPiece Corp.  In addition, he or she will be responsible to ensure the application of cannabis regulations and standard operating procedures in all areas.

 

Responsibilities

Provides Quality Assurance support for all manufacturing & Warehouse activities occurring in extraction, processing and packaging, in addition to Cultivation department, later date.

Collects samples (retains, stability, validation, laboratory, etc.) as needed and/or instructed per batch manufacturing record prior to full release of batches. 

Assists in investigations for deviation reports and customer complaints.

Performs in process checks to remedy any potential defects or discrepancy during manufacturing and to ensure full compliance with Good Production Practices (GPP).

Performs line clearance verification to prevent product mix ups and contamination.

Provides label request approval prior to labeling or cartoning activities.

Compiles and reviews third party lab testing results.

Reviews activity logbooks, batch records on the floor and ensure good documentation practices are enforced.

Ensures full implementation of CannaPiece standard operating procedures.

Provides support to Quality Control Associates and other QA/QC personnel as required.

Ensures the facility sanitation program is well monitored

Provide suggestions and involvement in CAPA processes

Conducts Internal audits under the direction of the manager

Trains the staff on SOPs

Participates for internal (Self) Audit

Wears appropriate PPEs as per SOP requirements

Performs other duties as assigned by QAM and/or QAP, e.g., assist QC or QA Staff dependent on priorities

 

Successful Applicants will have (qualifications and skills)

A university degree (B.Sc.) in Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacy or Food.

Minimum three year of experience in a pharma, cosmetics, food, and/or cannabis industry.

Familiarity with GMP, GPP, GCP and/or any ISO quality management system is an asset. 

Good Understanding of Cannabis regulations would be an asset.

Basic knowledge about and ERP and/or any quality management software.

Multitasking, good communication skills, good interpersonal skills and ability to function under pressure and with a fast-paced environment

 

Working Environment, Physical Conditions and Capabilities

Able to perform repetitive tasks for long periods (e.g. sampling, weighing product,) while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.

Able to lift 20lbs, sit and/or stand for extended periods and reach with arms/hands. Walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, lifting, pushing, pulling and moving items is occasionally required.

Exposure to packaged cannabis products/supplies.

May be noisy at times and temperate

Exposure to dust, fine particles, gasses under pressure and flammable materials.

 

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