Alternate Quality Assurance Person (A/QAP) – External

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This role will require being onsite in the facility in Cranbrook, BC. Relocation will be supported.

Reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager (QAP), the Alternate Quality Assurance Person (A/QAP) is responsible for supporting the QAP and functioning as the Alternate QAP in the absence of the QAP. The A/QAP is primarily responsible for ensuring compliance with the Cannabis Act and Regulations and Good Production Practices (GPP).

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Primarily responsible for overseeing edible and extract production quality management systems, including ongoing monitoring and implementation.
  • Ensure cannabis products (dried flower, vape cartridges, and edibles) are produced, packaged, labeled, stored, sampled, and tested in accordance with Cannabis Regulations, GPP, and SOPs.
  • Assist in the release and approval of cannabis intended for sale.
  • Manage employee training and assist in the development of employee training materials. Provide ongoing guidance and training to staff on SOPs and regulatory compliance.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining Preventive Control Plans (PCPs) for edible/extract production.
  • Creation and review of cannabis product labels and provincial case labels.
  • Oversee compliance with sanitation, equipment, and pest control programs.
  • Ensure all required information for new cannabis product notifications is accurate and complied with.
  • Development, revision, and implementation of SOPs and batch records.
  • Responsible for third-party lab testing of cannabis products, raw materials, and environmental samples, as well as retention samples onsite.
  • Assist in the review of final product testing and development of final product specifications.
  • Manage vendor approval and raw material specification programs.
  • Manage deviation/incident and Corrective and Preventative Action investigations and change control programs.
  • Participate in Health Canada inspections.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the Cannabis Act and Regulations.

Core Competencies:

  • High level of integrity and work ethic. 
  • Strong attention to detail, with excellent organizational skills.
  • Self-starter. Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.


  • MUST have a valid Health Canada Security Clearance.
  • Bachelor of Science and/or technical diploma in biology, food science, or equivalent quality field. 
  • 2+ years of Quality Assurance experience within a regulated environment (food, cannabis, pharmaceutical). Experience in a food production environment is preferred. 
  • Experience with sales to provincial boards (OCS, BCLDB, AGLC) is an asset.
  • Willingness to work various shifts, weekend and shift work may be required.
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