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.
- 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.