QA Specialist

Operations Kingsville, ON


Cronos Group is an innovative global cannabinoid company with international production and distribution across five continents. Cronos Group is committed to building disruptive intellectual property by advancing cannabis research, technology and product development. With a passion to responsibly elevate the consumer experience, Cronos Group is building an iconic brand portfolio. Cronos Group’s portfolio includes PEACE NATURALS™, a global health and wellness platform, two adult-use brands, COVE™ and Spinach™, and two hemp-derived CBD brands, Lord Jones™ and Happy Dance™.

At Cronos Group, we hire talented people who thrive on solving difficult problems and give them the opportunity to hone new skills and approaches. If you want to play a part in shaping an innovative industry and help build a historically significant company, we want to meet you.

As the QA Specialist, you will work within the Quality Assurance department and report to the QA Manager. You will complete tasks related to monitoring, testing, reporting, and ensuring quality of cannabis product and processes with the Peace Naturals Quality Management System (QMS). This position supports in the area of: monitoring of process control methods and parameters, finished product quality and customer satisfaction.

This position is based out of Kingsville, Ontario Canada

What you’ll be doing:

  • Maintaining compliance with the laws and regulations related to medical cannabis
  • Develop and execute procedures and processes to support Quality Management System
  • Lead problem solving teams using quality principals and tools for root cause analysis, corrective actions, verification and effectiveness
  • Development and control of quality plans, inspection instructions for in-coming, in-process and final inspection
  • Completing and preparing appropriate documentation as required i.e. reports, authoring SOPs, Work Instructions
  • Investigate and resolve deviations ensuring follow up and appropriate supporting documentation is completed. Topics include but are not limited to product failure, critical deviation, and other occurrences
  • Review and assess impact of changes to compliance for manufacturing, testing, and packaging
  • Perform internal audits as assigned according to Cronos audit program to ensure compliance to GPP/GMP & internal requirements. Complete reports and file all supporting documentation
  • Participate in regulatory and customer audits as required
  • Support the management of records and records activities
  • Work as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes. Develop a working interaction with all operation groups to ensure discrepancy resolution and improvement of company practices
  • Perform all work in accordance with all established regulatory, compliance and safety requirements. Report and correct unsafe acts and conditions
  • Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting
  • Review completed batch production records before release for sale to ensure compliance with GPP, SOPs, specifications and approved current master production documentation.
  • Review COAs, COCs and documentation package from CMOs for compliance.
  • Conduct gap assessment between GMP/GPP regulations and current operational practices
  • Recommend Quality Assurance best practices and help define and champion Quality Assurance standards
  • Ensure that all duties are carried out effectively and proficiently, in a timely and professional manner, and with diligent attention to quality of work.
  • Oversee the site retentions and returns.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.
Your Environment:
  • 50/50 split between desk work and working in the production rooms
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Overtime as required
You’ll need to have:
  • Post-Secondary education in relevant field
  • ASQ certifications is considered an asset
  • 1 year experience in a similar position
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience using EQMS and ERP systems is considered an asset.
  • Problem Solving, Project Management and strong communication skills
  • Background in developing and managing KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to support overtime and weekend work at short notice
We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. For candidates with disabilities, accommodations are available upon request in all phases of the selection process

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