Quality Assurance Technician - 1st shift in Phoenix, AZ at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/30/2018

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Job Description


Quality Assurance Technician needed for a growing nutraceutical company in the Phoenix area. Well run and organized company making quality products.  We need people who take pride in making sure production methods are followed closely and products meet all specifications.

This Quality Assurance Technician position will be working Monday - Friday on the 1st shift (6:00 am - 2:30 pm) with an occasional need for overtime on Saturdays.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Quality AssuranceTechnician is responsible for performing daily production audits and inspections of the manufacturing area, as well as collecting in-process and finished product samples to determine the production process meets quality specifications and standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES/FUNCTIONS:
- Review Batch Production Records (BPR) and Packaging Records for completeness, accuracy and good documentation practice per associated Standard Operation Procedures (SOP’s).
- Inspect manufacturing area for hygiene and good housekeeping to make sure PPE (hair nets, gloves, respirators, etc.) are being used properly; report any violations and/or concerns to the Director of QA immediately.
- Inspect manufacturing floor and equipment every morning prior to starting production to ensure full compliance with BPR, SOP’s and 21CFR§111.
- Report any violation (spilled materials, errors in weight measurements, etc.) of the Batch Production Records, Standard Operating Procedures and 21CFR§111 to the Director of Quality Management, immediately; complete system incident reports, as needed.
- Collect and measure In-Process samples per BPR sampling protocol as directed by the Lab Manager and SOP’s.
- Collect and measure Finished Product samples from packaging line per Packaging Record sampling protocol or as directed by the Lab Manager and SOP’s.
- Deliver In-Process and Finished Product samples to the Quality Control Laboratory for sampling.
- Complete sampling and inspection documentation per associated SOP’s.
- Complete required documentation for non-conformances and deviations as needed.
- Perform internal audits of the manufacturing facility to assure facility compliance to affiliate, regulatory and best industry quality, GMP, and sanitation standards.
- Wear personal protective equipment such as (lab coat, gloves, hair net, respirator, etc.) as needed to perform tasks.
- Work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors.
- Maintain regular and punctual attendance at work.
- All other duties as assigned.

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Perform Raw Material sampling as needed.
- Perform Finished Product final inspection and release prior shipping.
- Standard Operation Procedure development and/or review.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED TO PERFORM JOB DUTIES:
- Able to read, write and understand English to follow instructions, safety regulations and complete and maintain accurate and organized records.
- Mathematical skills.
- Familiar with sample collection processes.
- Knowledge of manufacturing hygiene and proper cleaning standards.
- Extreme attention to detail and accuracy.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficiency with PC computers including Microsoft Office Word, Excel.
- Fine motor skills to accurately measure and collect samples.
- Ability to work with minimum supervision.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM JOB DUTIES:
- Stand and walk on hard surfaces for long periods of time, up to 4 hours at a time.
- Stand/remain upright and stationary for long periods of time, up to 4 hours at a time.
- Kneel, bend, stoop and squat repetitively.
- Twist and turn repeatedly.
- Reach down, forward and overhead repeatedly.
- Able to see/read details at close range (within a few feet) to detect defects, etc.
- Fine motor skills to use measuring devices (calipers, scales, etc.) with precision and accuracy.
- Use a computer to accurately record information.
- Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and wear gloves, lab coat, hair net and face mask, respirator, etc.
- Push/pull a 2-shelf lab cart or dolly.
 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM JOB DUTIES:
- High school diploma or GED.
- Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a science field will also be considered
- 1-3 years of experience in a regulated industry preferred (i.e. Pharmaceutical, Dietary Supplements, Medical Device or Biopharmaceutical)

-Ability to perform QA documentation with accuracy and efficiency

Apply Today to phoenix@apexlifesciences.com

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Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.




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