QA Specialist II

Posted 23 May 2022
Job type Contract
DisciplineEngineering Careers

Job description

Job Title: QA Specialist
Location: Cork.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participations within inter-departmental and cross-functional teams.
  • Performs a wide variety of activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements through quality support operations.
  • Performs QA review and approval on documents that are routine in nature, where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.
  • Supports development of solutions to more complex problems, identifies deviations from accepted practice and evaluates impact assessment as required.
  • Involvement in investigations and corrective and preventive action (CAPA) recommendations.
  • May assist in review and evaluation of proposed changes, qualification and validation documentation as related to operations.
  • Performs walkthroughs on behalf of the QA department to ensure site compliance to GMP.
  • Maintains programs and processes to ensure high quality products and compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • Participates in QA review and approval of artwork and product master data.
  • May work with secondary packaging contract organisation and perform QA review and approval of associated documents.
  • Participates in authoring, reviewing and approving Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)/other types of controlled documents.
  • Normally receives very little instruction on routine work, general instructions on new assignments.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Prior experience in pharmaceutical industry is preferred (ideally within this QA role).
  • Working knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) (FDA / EMEA standards and quality systems)
  • Demonstrates proficiency in application of QA principles, concepts, industry practices and standards with specific emphasis on validation and packaging requirements.
  • Previous experience with change management and validation documentation is advantageous.
  • Basic knowledge of OPEX Lean tools, and root cause analysis tools used for identifying and correcting deviations.
  • Demonstrates audit and investigation skills, and report writing skills.
  • Demonstrates strong verbal, technical writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

Typical Education & Experience:

  • 4+ years of relevant experience in a GMP environment related field and a BS or BA.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience and a MS.
  • Prior experience in pharmaceutical industry is preferred.

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