Incoming Associate (Quality Control) – Pharmaceuticals

Location: Lancaster, SC
Pharmaceutical Associate (Quality Control)

We are seeking a qualified Incoming Associate who will adhere to the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and current Good Documentation Practices (cGDP) in order to meticulously document all procedures within specified timeframes. The Associate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of and compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) across all operational areas, promptly reporting any instances of deviation.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Utilize a Powered Industrial Vehicle (e.g., forklift, pallet jack) for receiving materials, while also carefully reviewing and comprehending accompanying documents such as packing slips, bills of lading, Certificates of Analysis (CofA), and Certificates of Compliance (CofC). Inspect all incoming materials for accurate identification, quantity, and any damages, promptly escalating any discrepancies encountered throughout the receiving process.
  • Record the receiving and inspection process using appropriate applications and forms, including inspection forms, disposition labels, inventory sheets, inventory tracking software (Navision), and receiving/sampling logs.
  • Inspect and sample incoming materials to ensure compliance with quality standards, strictly adhering to material specifications and master proofs.
  • Navigate various software programs such as Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word), Navision, LIMs, and SAP.
  • Maintain a safe working environment by adhering to all safety regulations and guidelines, and donning suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when necessary. Ensure proper cleaning, calibration, and maintenance of all sampling equipment.
  • Efficiently collaborate and communicate with other departments within the organization, fostering a harmonious team-oriented environment.

Minimum Requirements: Proficiency in computer word processing and Microsoft Office applications. Ability to lift and maneuver materials weighing up to 50lbs (or through team effort) and up to 100lbs. Excellent written and verbal communication skills for effective interdepartmental communication.

Education and Experience: Minimum of an Associates in Arts (AA) degree or an equivalent combination of higher education and at least two years of experience in a regulated cGMP environment. Background in a Quality environment is highly desirable.

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