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Quality Assurance (QA) Associate

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Job Summary & Responsibilities


  • Accountable for in-process quality monitoring and quality control of Marijuana production processes in strict compliance with ACMPR and GPP standards.
  • Maintain material/ product inventory


  • Working experience as a Quality Assurance Associate/Technician in a Health Canada regulated environment with proficiency in documentation and analytical testing.
  • Good Understanding of ACMPR, Controlled Drugs and Substances ACT, Pest Control Products Act, Fertilizer act, Guidelines for residual solvents ICH Topic Q3C (R5).
  • Strong Knowledge of GMP, GDP, HACCP.
  • Working knowledge of seed to sale system (ERP System) is an asset.

  • Requirements


  • Ensure that all processing activities are carried out as per Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), at all times, to result consistent quality medical marijuana products.
  • Must ensure that all technical documents at site in use are current. All the master documents such as site policy documents and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) must be controlled and secured in accordance with Good Documentation Practices
  • Support validations and qualification programs, coordinate analytical testing using validated methods, interpret results and release Marijuana products for sale
  • Review lot coding and tracking of individual marijuana plants and the resultant harvested bulk and finished marijuana products.
  • Ensure calibration and preventive maintenance status of equipment/ instruments/ components. Evaluate and approve sanitation of equipment and production areas during change overs and assure all marijuana 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 marijuana products
  • Coordinate all key product quality issues such as compliant handling, recall coordination, investigations on deviations/ failures and implementing corrective and preventative 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 ERP System. Monitor and verify clone, plant and product transfer across cultivation rooms and vault.
  • Ensure that refuse/ waste products are managed and cannabis/ marijuana materials/ products are destroyed as per current approved SOPs in line with ACMPR.
  • 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 Marijuana product batch prior to its release for sale.
  • Plan and perform GPP training programs for Associates and Production Supervisors. Collaborates with other department Associates in all areas to improve process performance and safety
  • Must follow Organizations 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 Biological Sciences/ Pharmacy/ Food (preferred) or post-secondary diploma in Science related technical discipline
  • 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, HACCP, GAP regulated environment with proficiency in documentation and analytical testing
  • Proficient in English (proficient or functional in French is considered an asset)
  • Knowledge of plant chemistry, extraction systems and chromatographic techniques

  • Security Clearance: Security Clearance may be requested for this position.

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply with an updated resume in MS Word format.

    Posted: March 24, 2019
    Closes: May 23, 2019