Aurora Cannabis

Quality Assurance, Validation Associate

Job Description

Posted on: 
Jun 26, 2022

Quality Assurance Validation Associate

Job location: Bradford, ON

Employment type: Full Time Employment

Hours: 40 Hours per week

A little about us

Hi, we’re Aurora Cannabis, and we’re so excited to meet you!

We’re a global cannabis company driven by our passion to help people improve their lives. We have a diverse team who bring their best every day so Aurora can be the cannabis provider of choice for patients and consumers. We love our work, and we especially love our high quality, innovative brands that make up the Aurora family – from Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71 and Whistler.

Our people combined with our collective passion for the industry is what makes Aurora a special place to work and defines what we call our “A-Team”. We are a high-performing team of cannabis experts, innovators, and champions, that work, learn and win together. We think BIG, act BOLD and execute with PURPOSE in all that we do, and will stop at nothing to cultivate the ultimate cannabis experience for our community.

Job summary

Are you a cannabis enthusiast with an energetic spirit? Are you looking to work with a fun group of people? If so, we would love to meet you!

We’re looking for an ambitious and hard-working professional to join our Quality Assurance team in the role of Quality Assurance Validation Associate!

As a Quality Assurance Validation Associate, you will….

  • Promote positive safety culture through participation, and adherence to, HSE programs

  • Promote positive working relationships with all departments

  • Understand, interpret, and apply regulatory, GACP, GPP and GMP requirements

  • Act as an ambassador for regulatory and process compliance

  • Maintain knowledge of applicable standards, regulatory requirements, and statistical methods

  • Liaise supports and stakeholders to ensure qualification/validation expectations met

  • Liaise with external supports or vendors, where appropriate, for added technical guidance

  • Maintain and continuously improve validations program

  • Develop equipment performance qualification, and process validation protocols

  • Develop cleaning validation protocols and risk assessments

  • Provide training specific to each planned protocol prior to execution

  • Assist in execution of qualification/validation protocols

  • Identify deviations from established processes or equipment standards and provide recommendations to resolve; follow-up with owner to ensure recommendations are sufficiently addressed

  • Write and maintain SOPs related to validation or performance qualification

  • Maintain requalification and revalidation expectations, or exemption justification

  • Ensure requalification and revalidations are complete where required

  • Prepare detailed reports or design statements, based on result of qualification/validation

  • Maintain overview of equipment set-points and equipment process set-points

  • Complete validation impact assessments as assigned

  • Prepare validation training, and provide training to additional supports as required

  • Create flow diagrams and value stream mapping where required

  • Participate in self-inspection

  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to: back-up to other departmental roles

You would be the best fit for this role if you have…

  • Organized, systems-oriented thinker with a strong understanding of continuous improvement
  • Previous experience in process design, flow mapping, writing, and conducting process validations and equipment performance qualifications.
  • Demonstrated ability in project management and project management tools.
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.).
  • Exceptional listening, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and a dynamic changing environment.
  • Able to bring innovative solutions to process and equipment design and flow mapping.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and previous experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to travel between Aurora locations.
  • Degree or diploma in a relevant field, such as: Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Laboratory Sciences Certification as a Quality Engineer, Process Analysis, Continuous Process Improvement, LEAN or Six Sigma considered an asset.

  • 1 to 3 years of experience in Validation, with experience in equipment qualification, process, and cleaning validation

  • 2 to 5 years of experience of working in Production/Quality department in pharmaceutical manufacturing environment

  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements with respect to validation and qualification activities in pharmaceutical industry

  • Certification in Project Management, while not required is considered an asset

  • Knowledge of GMP, and Health Canada regulations.

Bonus points if you have…

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to achieve objectives, as well as prioritize tasks.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Intermediate to excellent computer skills in Excel, Outlook, S.A.P. and Biotrack
  • Must be a steward of Aurora’s Corporate Culture

Why you’ll love working at Aurora

Our people are at the heart of everything we do here at Aurora, and we take pride in fostering an inclusive space that inspires our team to love where they work! From rewarding career opportunities to flexible work environments to team activities, we go above and beyond to prioritize your success and here’s how we do it…

  • Flexibility: you will enjoy a flexible work environment that is the perfect blend of work and fun! With flexible working hours to compressed work weeks to paid sick and vacation time, you will be empowered to achieve work-life balance.

  • Total rewards: we will motivate you to go above and beyond with a competitive salary or hourly wage (with shift premiums), stock options, an RRSP program, annual bonuses, and a health and personal care spending account for you to use for gym memberships, ski passes or staycations.

  • Benefits: we will foster your health and wellness (and your dependents) with our employee benefits package including, employer-paid health and dentalcare premiums, life insurance and LTD policies and a medical cannabis coverage program, designed exclusively for our A-Team, that will provide you with $3,000 of coverage each year (because we truly believe cannabis is the best medicine).

  • Life-long learning: we’re lifelong learners here at Aurora and will invest in your professional development throughout all aspects of your career! You will have access to a tuition assistance program, virtual learning activities and annual performance reviews, to ensure you are provided with the toolkit and support you need to succeed.

  • Perks: we love to celebrate our people by providing corporate perks including employee discounts, perkopolis memberships, company SWAG, paid volunteer time, modern technology and snacks and beverages at all our office locations.

  • Team: we are a diverse and global team of cannabis enthusiasts, energetic innovators, fitness gurus, caring parents, foodies and more, with a collective passion to nurture an inclusive environment that helps you grow and provide people better days with medical cannabis.

Next steps

Think you have what it takes to join our team? So do we!

Apply today by submitting your resume along with salary expectations through our website. You can expect your application to be reviewed by a human recruiter (not a robot) shortly after you apply, and our team will contact you via email if we see a fit.

Think you’re the ideal candidate but you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyways! We would love to review your application to see if you’re the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity!

Not the role for you? That’s okay! Visit our careers page to find the perfect opportunity for you or share this posting with a friend or colleague that you think would be a great fit (hot tip: if you are already an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by referring this posting to a friend! If they are successful, you will receive a bonus!)

Diversity and inclusion

At Aurora, we are proud to foster and celebrate a diverse community of professionals! We take pride in nurturing an inclusive culture that empowers our people to be their authentic selves, celebrate their differences and love where they work.

Our diverse community combined with our inclusive culture, is what sets us apart in the industry and equips our A-Team with superpowers – and this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for job opportunities regardless of race, national origin, colour, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and family status, disability, or any other identifying characteristic. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please do not hesitate to let our team know! We are here to help.

Health and safety

Our mission at Aurora has always been to improve the health and wellness of our core community. We strive to create a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment for our team and strongly believe introducing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy will help us achieve this.

As of February 2022, Aurora has introduced a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees and as a condition of employment, all candidates must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical or human rights accommodation prior to commencing employment with Aurora. If proof of vaccination is not provided or a request for accommodation is not approved, the offer of employment will be rescinded.

If applicable, Aurora Human Resources will contact you via your email address provided. We do not contact candidates over Facebook or other Social Media apps. You will never be requested to provide confidential information such as banking information or your Social Insurance Number in the interview process.


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