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ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
QUALITY ASSURANCE QUALITY CONTROL

Company Description
We are an experienced team of horticulture and business professionals with a combined 50 years of cultivation experience in conventional and certified organic greenhouse production of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and cannabis.  We have a 3-acre high tech Venlo-style pepper greenhouse located in the lower mainland that we are actively retro-fitting for Cannabis Production under the Health Canada ACMPR.  We are looking for a QAQC person to join our team and take the lead on post-cultivation processing operations. We are seeking a candidate who can begin work in September/October 2018.

QAQC Job Description

  • Quality Assurance regulatory compliance and both internal and Health Canada quality control and audits
  • Authoring and updating Standard Operating Procedures to support Good Production Practices
  • Staff training to ensure regulatory compliance with all aspects of the ACMPR
  • Prepare dried marihuana samples for transfer to a third-party testing laboratory and interpret the scientific results, including understanding microbial and chemical contaminants and their meaning when outside of the generally acceptable tolerance limits
  • Appropriate use of dosage forms, solvent residue test results, disintegration test results of capsules or other similar dosage forms
  • Maintain a thorough and up to date understanding of all procedures and applicable regulations
  • Oversight of an effective sanitation program to ensure production, packaging, labelling and storage activities involving cannabis are compliant with Subdivision D of the ACMPR
  • Conduct recalls, complaint management, approval of product quality prior to approval for sale, product return management, sample retention, and reporting adverse reactions. Evaluate inspection findings and assign appropriate corrective and preventive actions
  • Identify and implement process improvements to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality, oversee new equipment implementation or modification and validation
  • Work with production team performing product manufacturing processes validation for regulatory submissions and preparation for regulatory inspections and commercial production
  • Analyze data to identify areas for improvement in the quality system
  • Act as the “Alternate Responsible Person in Charge” at the production facility

Requirements
  • Minimum BSc. with quality assurance experience
  • Experience within an organic cultivation environment
  • Minimum 2-year experience with recognized QA system (GMP and/or ISO 9001)
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in written and verbal communication
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and have good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience complying with Subdivision D of the ACMPR
  • Experience authoring and editing technical documentation such as Standard Operating Procedures or other protocols is required
  • Experience with document management
  • Experience in audits/inspections is an asset
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word skills
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada and able to obtain security clearance under the ACMPR

The Ideal Candidate will possess
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • The ability to prioritize and balance a variety of projects simultaneously
  • The desire to work in a fast-paced environment and learn quickly

Requirements for Obtaining Security under ACMPR
  • Must be 21 years of age or older proven with valid photo identification issued by the federal government of Canada or a province
  • Completion of Security Clearance Fingerprint Third Party Consent to Release Personal Information Form to a Canadian police force or private accredited fingerprinting agency accredited by the RCMP
  • Must be willing and able to obtain security clearance under the ACMPR, including:
  1. Citizenship status and proof
  2. Any past convictions in Canada
  3. Addresses of any places you have resided within the past five years
  4. Names and addresses of places where you have worked or attended school within the last five years, including periods of unemployment and the address of your residence during periods of unemployment.
  5. Marital status – name and personal information, including citizenship status, of spouse/common-law partner. This includes past partners within the last five years
  6. Periods of travel outside of Canada that lasted 90 days or more in the last five years

Contact Information
If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume, and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and confirmation of your ability and willingness to obtain security clearance under the ACMPR, to tyler.p@rubiconorganics.com