Quality Assurance (General)
Cannabis Compliance Inc
Battleford, SK
Cannabis Compliance Inc is the leading Canadian owned, consulting firm of choice for manufacturers and Licensed Cannabis Producers in North America. As our clients are driven to excellence and exception, we provide complete support from product and facility design through to registration, manufacturing, testing, marketing, distribution, and beyond.

Founded in 2017, we built a strong foundation by guiding North American’s leading consulting firm through Canada’s challenging regulatory climate for cannabis products. We are a specialized consulting firm offering full international compliance services for the cannabis, natural health product, supplement, pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic, medical device, and associated industries worldwide. Furthermore...

An advanced applicant under Canada’s Cannabis Act, is looking for an individual with the education, background and experience to become the Quality Assurance Person at their facility. The company is looking for a talented and ambitious individual who has the drive and skill to assist them in developing and maintaining a world class medical marijuana production facility located in the Battleford area of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Ideal qualifications include someone with experience in a highly regulated manufacturing environment such as food & beverage, pharmaceutical, natural health products, or other consumer goods adhering to regulatory bodies such as CFIA, Health Canada, FDA, NCR etc.

This person should have experience in leading 3 rd party and internal audits, recall programs, releasing products, writing and reviewing SOP’s, GMP’s, Sanitation programs and general QA / QC experience in a high-volume manufacturing facility.

The QAP is accountable for the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of the quality assurance and control systems in strict compliance with The Cannabis Act. The QAP is responsible for representing the company’s QA/QC Department in all reports in relations to Health Canada.

Responsibilities:
Oversees both quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) as per Division 1, Subdivision D and compliance with Health Canada’s QA guidelines pertaining to business, production, facility, security, storage, packaging, labeling and Good Production Practices for the Cannabis Act program

Establishing and enforcing GAP, GMP, HACCP and Quality Assurance standards, providing technical and regulatory services in growing inputs, packaging and production of medical marijuana

Supports continuous quality improvement of medical marijuana through reinforcement of product quality and food safety programs, sanitation program and oversight of security system

Ability to review regulations, documents and reports pertaining to the Cannabis Act, Non-confirming Reports (NCR), Corrective Action Reports (CAR), Food and Drugs Act (FDA), Controlled drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and Pest Control Products Act (PCPA)

Ability to develop, update and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Quality Manuals

Oversee critical/technical review of documents, test results, procedures and production equipment, including equipment qualification and validation

Review certificates of analysis and results of laboratory tests for compliance to specification

Ensure compliance with regulations through auditing and quality systems

Investigate product non-conformances; conduct material reviews for complaints, and document findings and responses. Manage product holds, reprocessing actions, and final disposition processes for noncompliant resources

Manage procedures and processes pertaining to incidents, complaints, deviations and recall

Manage audit and information requests from Health Canada pertaining to Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Other responsibilities as assigned

Skills:
BS in a technical discipline (Food, Chemical or Biological Sciences preferred)

4 to 5 years of experience as a Quality Assurance Manager in a GAP, GMP and HACCP regulated environment, with proficiency quality assurance systems, documentation, testing methods

Proficient in English (proficient or functional in French is considered an asset)

Proficient understanding of plant products and related test methodology

Strong and current knowledge of Division 1, Subdivision 4 guidelines, Good Agricultural Practice, Good Manufacturing Practice, HACCP, Food Safety, regulatory and environmental guidelines

General understanding of other Operational functional areas

Experience establishing and maintaining version-controlled standards, policies, procedures and work flows

Chemistry and Plant Biology knowledge is an asset

The Cannabis Act requires candidates to undergo security/background checks, and the individual must be approved by Health Canada as suitable for the QAP role.