Quality Assurance Coordinator

Job Description

Posted on: 
April 14, 2022

About Us

Mera Cannabis is a private Canadian cannabis company with medical and recreational business divisions. Mera is focused on producing consumer-driven, high-value cannabis products at its flagship, EU GMP-built cultivation and processing facility in St Thomas, Ontario. This production activity is supported at two additional sites for extraction and general processing. Additionally, Mera jointly owns Countryside Cannabis Corp., a 100-acre outdoor site that provides unique access to high quality cannabis biomass. Mera's family of cannabis brands and businesses include its subsidiary and CannaWay Clinics Inc., a national network of medical clinics specializing in cannabis treatment programs. To learn more about Mera, visit meracannabis.com.

Position Overview

The Quality Assurance Coordinator is responsible for providing support to the Quality Assurance team a d will assist with document management, data entry, and administrative support related to Quality Assurance. The Quality Assurance Coordinator will aid in the ongoing implementation and monitoring of the quality assurance systems.

Core Competencies

  • Detail Oriented
  • Ethical
  • Regulatory Compliant
  • Team Player
  • Accountability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Collaborative
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Understand SOP’s
  • Customer oriented

Position Responsibilities

  • Serve as an integral member of the Quality Assurance team, interact/communicate cross-functionally to ensure business objectives are aligned, and ensure that the organization meets its quality, regulatory and business objectives
  • Assist in Quality Assurance activities and ensure compliance with Health Canada’s regulatory guidelines and internal SOP’s pertaining to production, processing, packaging, labeling, and shipping
  • Prepare, verify, and modify technical documents, Certificate of Analysis, Certificate of Compliance etc. for products
  • Create deviations, complaints and CAPA reports in quality the management system to perform risk assessments and investigations for successful closure of non-conformances
  • Conduct label verifications, laboratory sampling, analysis, recordkeeping of results and OOS investigation
  • Perform QA releases for both incoming and outgoing shipments based on product and documentation reviews
  • Responsible for monitoring, calibration, and verification of equipment used in the facility and in-house laboratory with support from maintenance team
  • Involved in performing internal audits, production floor inspections, review of process records and training
  • Assist with in-house, 2nd party and 3rd party audits/inspections and/or documentation requests by clients, inspection bodies etc.
  • Reviewing and printing of logbooks, scanning and photocopying of QA documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos, and emails
  • Create QA-related materials such as signs and logbooks
  • Complete data entry, organize and fill controlled documents and maintain record keeping
  • Prepare SOPs to be completed by staff during onboarding and after revisions
  • Assist in the preparation of QA deliveries and facilitate shipments
  • Ability to read and follow written and verbal work instructions
  • Ensure compliance with safe work practices, SOP’s, and all applicable regulations
  • Assist in any task the Head of Facilities designates as an immediate priority to preserve the physical or environmental security of the building, its contents, or staff
  • Attend any training session designated by the Company
  • Prepare management information reports or other duties as assigned by management depending on business needs

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) or equivalent degree/diploma in an applicable Science related field or equivalent qualification is preferred.
  • 2-5 years of work experience in a related field required. (e.g., food industry, pharmaceutical, biomedical)
  • Previous experience in either the cannabis industry is an asset
  • Knowledge of GPP, HACCP/PCP, GMP,GMP, and Health Canada cannabis regulations is an asset
  • Health Canada security clearance is an advantage
  • Laboratory experience is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience in chemistry, microbiology and pharmacology is an asset
  • Strong knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent analytical skills, strong attention to detail and multitasking
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Criminal Background check required
  • Reliable attendance is mandatory
  • Excellent workplace housekeeping is essential
  • Strong team player with ability to assist whenever required
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision

We thank all candidates who apply; however, we will only be contacting those selected to continue in the process. We encourage applications from people with disabilities. Candidates taking part in the recruitment process can request accommodations. We are very proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Additional pay:

  • Overtime pay

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Vision care

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • St. Thomas, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

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