QA Associate

Sensible Staffing
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

QA Associate

Location: Stockport
Salary: £22,000 - £27,000
Hours: 10am-6pm (Weekly Shift Rotation)
7am - 3pm
Job Type: Permanent
Report to: Site Quality Assurance Manager


* Works closely with manufacturing staff to ensure the unit meets customer expectations on delivery and product quality.
* Responsible for release of product from the system.
* Responsible for supporting production in the review and post compounding check operations.
* Responsible for data set up In Merlin
* Responsible for implementation and management of the companies quality system within the compound unit. Ensuring regulatory compliance.
* Ensure that unit is compliant with all corporate quality system policies and procedures.
* Responsible for review of the implementation of the companies Quality System to initiate, and drive continuous improvement

Key Responsibilities

? Review, Post Compounding check and Release
o Responsible for the Review of prescriptions on Merlin
o Carrying out post compounding checks when required
o Responsible for release activities associated with products manufactured at the compounding units.
? Change Control
o Maintain a local change control process to ensure all changes are fully documented
o Ensuring all changes are assessed for risk and impact prior to implementation
o Ensuring that all changes are completed fully as per impact assessment and in the appropriate time frame
? Validation
o Management of the site Validation Master Plan
o Ensuring all equipment used for the manufacture and storage of product is validated before use
o Ensuring all equipment used for the manufacture and storage of product is re-validated as required per the validation master plan.
o Responsible for Approval of validation protocols and reports
? GMP and Facilities and Equipment Control
o Ensure that a schedule of environmental monitoring is in place that complies with GMP and that any out of limits or alerts are investigated and actions taken to correct.
o Responsible for ensuring the schedule of microbiological monitoring ensures the product is safe to use, including ensuring a schedule and facility map are in place and that all testing is complete
o Investigation of out of limits results using exception and CAPA processes
o Ensuring all measuring equipment that may have an impact on product quality are calibrated to traceable standards
? Quality System Measurement and Review
o Chair monthly quality review meetings
o Ensure outcomes, decisions and actions of the review are documented
o Ensure meeting actions are completed to agreed deadlines
o Report monthly quality KPI to UK QA Manager
o Track and trend on a monthly basis quality system data and indicators, including but not limited to Exceptions, Errors and Complaints. Trending should include timeliness in completion as well as actual numbers
? Complaints
o Ensures all incidents reported by customers are appropriately documented and investigated
o Management of complaints using the pilgrim PMDA software
o Responsible for reporting any complaints that may result in Field Corrective Action immediately to the Business management representative and also the European FCA gatekeeper
o Reporting any adverse events to Pharmacovigilence and the Business management representative



Science degree e.g. Pharmacy, Chemistry, Microbiology or equivalent
BTech- Pharmaceutical Science or equivalent work experience

English GCSE or equivalent


Breadth & Depth of experience 2 years experience of working in a aseptic compounding operation
12 months experience of quality system implementation
Field of expertise: Ideally experience in all or any of the following:
Quality system management and implementation
Environmental / microbiological control
Risk management

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