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Summary

Rubicon Organics has received its cultivation and processing licenses from Health Canada and is now bringing its portfolio of Super Premium Organic Cannabis brands to market. We’re looking for a talented Quality Assurance Specialist to help us deliver our mission and have a big impact in this high growth industry.

This is an opportunity to take everything you’ve learned in your Quality career and continue to grow within a nimble multinational company, leaving a huge legacy in your wake.

Purpose of the Quality Assurance Specialist role

  • Support the Quality Assurance Manager with the design, implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement of quality programs in all aspects of production
  • Define, design and deliver risk analyses and preventative control plans for Rubicon’s cannabis 2.0 products
  • Review batch documentation, including analytical testing results, to ensure adherence to GPP before sending for QAP approval

Responsibilities

  • Perform internal and external quality audits
  • Prepare the site for Health Canada, organic certification inspections and assist in replying to HC observations
  • Perform vendor qualifications on external companies
  • Ensure suppliers and contract manufacturers are meeting standards and specifications
  • Ensure that documentation, complaints, deviations, non-conformances, investigations, corrective and preventative actions, and change control are performed according to quality and regulatory requirements
  • Define, design and implement Standard Operating Procedures and take ownership over their continuous improvement
  • Lead customer complaint investigations in tandem with the Quality Control Team
  • Review deviation reports to ensure adherence to internal processes and suggest corrective and preventative actions
  • Initiate audit programs (regulatory, internal and third party)
  • Assist in updating methods and procedures (SOPs) related to production, pest control, building, equipment, packaging, labeling and storage and distribution of cannabis
  • Define and design critical control points for new and existing processes
  • Assists the Quality Assurance Person and QA Manager in managing the Quality Management System.
  • Ensure efficiency of a Quality Management System for all operational activities. Monitor process control points and take measures to eliminate deviations
  • Oversee sampling of raw materials and finished goods for testing and retention purposes, when applicable.
  • Assist in the investigation and report all suspicious transactions and losses.
  • Assist with the authorization, processing and managing all returned product.
  • Assist with operational activities as required.
  • Review COAs and all other private brand documents.
  • Complete all other tasks related to the position, as assigned by the Quality Assurance Manager or QAP

Requirements

  • 2-5 years of experience in a quality position within the pharmaceutical, natural health product or cannabis industries
  • Knowledge of cannabis quality metrics is considered an asset
  • Experience in an ISO: 9001, ISO: 13485, ISO: 17025, or GMP environment is an asset
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven analytical & creative thinking, and adept at solving problems
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a science related field
  • Be available to work some odd and long shifts, if needed.
  • Proven track record of success in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines is required
  • Knowledge of Cannabis Regulations is an asset