Alternate Quality Assurance Person (AQAP)

Summary:

Reporting to the Regulatory & Quality Assurance Manager, the AQAP is primarily responsible for managing of all quality assurance processes, ensuring that the company is following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and meeting company operational requirements. This role will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with the Cannabis Act and Regulations and Good Production Practices (GPP).

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Responsibilities:

  • Review and maintain Standard Operating Procedures for site facility
  • Preparation of batch reports to ensure Cannabis is produced as per GPP/GMP (Good Production Practices/Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Equipment verification, validation, and calibration checks.
  • Communicate with other managers for process improvements and alignments of quality concepts.
  • Ensures that all processing activities are conducted as per SOP’s to produce consistent quality cannabis products.
  • Ensures all technical documents in use are current and all master documents such as policy documents and SOP’s are controlled and secured in accordance with GMP.
  • Establish and maintain record-keeping systems and ensure employee adherence to proper documentation practices.
  • Responsible for planning, implementing and managing compliance of manufacturing and production process with internal and external safety, quality and regulatory standards/requirements for distribution.
  • Implements quality systems in regulated environments to make effective and strategic decisions as a result of evidence-based analysis, striking a balance between quality, productivity and customer service.
  • Investigate deviations and out-of-spec results.
  • Review and approve incoming materials.
  • Review quality complaints and lead investigations including corrective action and preventive action.
  • Oversee premises, hygiene of personnel, equipment cleanliness and maintenance.
  • Implementation of standards, methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision, accuracy and reliability of products.
  • Assure compliance to in-house and external specifications and standards.
  • Perform internal audits and vendor evaluation audits on a regular basis to determine quality qualifications.
  • Actively participate in external audits such as regulatory inspections.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Communicate effectively to all levels of management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Must Have:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences/Pharmacy/Food or post-secondary diploma in Science related technical discipline
  • Experience with GPP, GMP, ISO or any other quality accreditation
  • Minimum of 1+ years experience in Quality Assurance
  • Experience in the cannabis industry preferred, food safety and/or pharmaceutical experience is considered an asset
  • Experience operating in a fast-paced organizational environment
  • Pesticide safety certification is considered an asset

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