Quality Assurance Specialist

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Chelsea, MA


The Quality Assurance Specialist I - Operations is responsible for supporting operations in a GMP Manufacturing Facility. This individual provides real-time review of production activities.

Full Description

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Real-time review of production activities, including area clearance, issuance and review of batch records, and making decisions on initiation of Discrepancies
  • Review and approval of Materials Management and Supply Chain activities
  • Support of Environmental Monitoring Program for Chelsea Facility, including Controlled Environments and Clean Utilities
  • Revision and/or review and approval of SOPs, Protocols, Reports, and Master Batch Records for continuous improvement
  • Initiation of Discrepancies, including Deviations and Investigations.
  • Support of implementation of CAPA as determined through Discrepancies
  • Review of Certificates of Analysis for Raw Materials, Intermediates, and Finished Goods
  • Disposition of controlled Raw Materials and Work in Progress materials
  • Provide basic support during compliance inspections conducted by external sources (i.e. health authorities)
  • Support GMP manufacturing shifts as needed, including participation in shift change/floor meetings with the operators

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline is required, preferably in physical Science or Chemistry.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressive experience in a GMP environment required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of Quality Assurance experience in support of GMP production required.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None


  • Working knowledge of GMPs and their application to pharmaceutical manufacturing required.
  • Previous exposure to investigations and product complaints preferred.
  • Must be able to interpret applicable standards. 

Computer Skills:

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Experience in the use of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  none required

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage both day-to-day operations as well as project work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team setting.
  • Ability to accept multiple tasks and adjust priorities, as assigned.
  • Demonstrated ability to stay abreast of trends and new information in the profession.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are required.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • This position requires minimal travel; average travel for this position is 5-10% with some variation based upon the demands of the business imperatives.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

No specific work demands.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.