Quality Assurance Person(QAP)
We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Assistant Quality Assurance Professional (AQAP)at our facility in Port Coquitlam.
As an integral part of the team, you will be responsible for collaborating and working with key stakeholders in the areas of regulatory compliance, inspections or audits, policy and procedure design, development, implementation, and training.
· Developing and implementing ongoing quality assurance protocols and best practices.
· Accountable for in-process quality monitoring and quality control of Cannabis production processes in strict compliance with Cannabis, GMP and GPP standards.
· Working experience as a Quality Assurance Person in a Health Canada regulated environment with proficiency in documentation and testing.
· Good Understanding of Cannabis Compliance, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Pest Control Products Act, Fertilizer Act.
· Strong Knowledge of GMP, GPP, Cannabis Act, Cannabis Regulations and HACCP.
· Working knowledge of seed to sale system is an asset.
- Ensure that all processing activities are carried out as per Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), at all times, to result consistent quality medical cannabis products.
- 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). Support validations and qualification programs, coordinate testing using Health Canada approved laboratories, interpret results and release Cannabis products for sale.
- Review lot coding and tracking of individual cannabis plants and the resultant harvested bulk and finished cannabis products.
- Ensure calibration and preventive maintenance status of equipment/instruments/components.
- Evaluate and approve sanitation of equipment and production areas during changeovers and assure all cannabis products are free contamination.
- Monitor and conduct water and air quality evaluation testing program at site and ensure regulatory requirements needed for premises, equipment and utilities used for cultivation, harvest, preparation, packaging, storage, and sale of cannabis products.
- Coordinate all key product quality issues such as complaint handling, recall coordination, investigations on deviations/failures and implementing corrective and preventive actions (CAPA), to close out quality and security gaps.
- Review status of process materials and ensure proper control, release and transfer of materials for production and sale through proper documentation and or ERP System.
- Monitor and verify clone, plant and product transfer across cultivation rooms and vault.
- Ensure that destruction of refused and or waste products are managed and cannabis/cannabis materials/products are destroyed as per current approved SOPs in line with Cannabis Compliance.
- Perform Quality Assurance functions such as batch/lot record review and release, deviation/failure investigation, change evaluation, product sampling and retention, document control and record management to ensure process and product compliance.
- Coordinate external testing of materials/ products and perform in-house testing of stating materials, bulk and finished product as per approved specifications.
- Review testing raw data, analytical reports and Certificate of Analysis (CoA) of each Cannabis product batch prior to its release for sale.
- Plan and perform GPP/GMP training programs for Staff, Management and Supervisors.
- Collaborate with other departments in all areas to improve process performance and safety
- Must follow Organization’s policies and contribute towards the goal of achieving Production targets within set timelines.
- Assist Health Canada auditors with inventory, sales and compliance audits.
- Other duties as assigned by RPIC
- BSc in Sciences/ Chemistry/Pharmacy/ Food or post-secondary diploma in Science related technical discipline.
- Proficient in English
- Previous Health Canada Security Clearance and work experience with a Canadian Licensed Producer (LP) is considered as an asset.
- 1 to 3 years of experience as a Quality Assurance Associate in a GMP, GPP, regulated environment with proficiency in documentation.
- Proficient in using Computers, Word and excel.
Security Clearance; An asset
The chosen applicant will be required to successfully complete background and reference checks. We appreciate the interest by all candidates however we will be contacting those that best fit the requirements. The Cannabis Act requires candidates to undergo security/background checks, and the individual must be approved by Health Canada as suitable for the QAP
All resumes will be maintained in our database for one for consideration in future searches.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $45,000.00-$55,000.00 per year
- 10 hour shift
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday