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QA Technician - 2nd Shift

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Department  :  Quality Assurance

Reporting to the Quality Assurance Supervisor, this role will audit and inspect the manufacturing process, product, reserves, documentation, and incoming components such as labeling and packaging to ensure compliance to GMP and Bimeda Inc. quality standards.

Role Specific Requirements:

  • Conduct incoming inspection of printed roll-stock, labels, inserts, and cartons using statistical sampling plans to determine the acceptability of printed labelling.
  • Interact with label vendors if problems exist. 
  • Conduct incoming inspection of packaging components.
  • Perform initial inspection of the packaging lines to ensure compliance to company Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Review equipment cleaning and usage logs.
  • Write, review, and revise Standard Operating Procedures and any related forms for specific job-related activities.
  • Support Continuous Improvement program throughout the company.
  • Review batch documentation for GMP Compliance. Works with production personnel to resolve discrepancies. Performs QA release of finished product for acceptable materials, to include counting and tagging outgoing pallets of finished products. Establishes files for all batch documentation. Enters test results in the product database for later trending during the annual product review.
  • Conducts the annual inspection of retained samples and investigates any discrepancies.
  • Interface with FDA compliance officers during facility inspections.
  • Performs final reconciliation of raw materials and finished packaged products to ensure all material is accounted for within established limits. Initiates investigation to the appropriate department if discrepancies are found.
  • Prepares raw materials and finished product samples for submission to the Quality Control laboratory. Enters appropriate information in logbooks. Monitors completion of testing and receipt of necessary documentation to facilitate Finished Product and Raw Material releases. Reviews completed analysis for conformation to specifications. Releases acceptable lots.
  • Keeps Management informed of discrepancies, deviations, investigations and unusual trends as they occur.

Please note that this job description is not exhaustive, and the role holder may be required to undertake other relevant duties commensurate with the grading of the post. Activities may be subject to amendment over time as the role develops and/or priorities and requirements evolve.

Essential Requirements:

  • Practical experience with GMPs within a regulated environment.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills for liaising and communicating with internal departments.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Physical ability to tip and maneuver 100 pound roll stock rolls.
  • Ability to bend, squat, and lift 25 pounds.
  • Highly motivated and self-directed capable of multi-tasking, and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Extremely detail-oriented and analytical thinker.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in an FDA, Canadian Health, and or EU regulated pharma manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 6 months of experience in pharma or food manufacturing or Quality Assurance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience and knowledge with Continuous Improvement programs.

Please note that this job description is not exhaustive, and the role holder may be required to undertake other relevant duties commensurate with the grading of the post. Activities may be subject to amendment over time as the role develops and/or priorities and requirements evolve.

Bimeda is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of veterinary pharmaceuticals and animal health products and has over half a century’s experience in providing science-driven solutions to optimise the health, wellbeing and productivity of the world’s animals.

Bimeda’s global innovation programme sees six state-of-the art R&D centres across four continents collaborate on an enviable product development pipeline which anticipates the ever-evolving needs of the animal health industry.

Bimeda’s nine manufacturing facilities across seven countries allow the company to manufacture a broad range of preventative, curative and nutritional products including sterile injectables, vaccinations, nutritional boluses, feed additives, tablets, water-soluble powders, pastes and non-sterile liquids.

Globally, the company focuses on the development, manufacture and commercialisation of quality Bimeda-branded products while also being the partner of choice for contract manufacturing and R&D services for prominent companies within the animal health industry.

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