QA Operations Specialist

  • Contract
  • Dublin

Website TPM05411

A QA Operations Specialist is required for a biopharmaceutical company in North Dublin. The successful candidate will ensure the quality and compliance of products manufactured by the functional area, adherence to GMP practices, and represent quality on the shop floor. The incumbent will perform the review of process documentation/data for accuracy, completeness, and data integrity compliance. The incumbent may support the completion of batch disposition activities for release of product and may assist in conducting investigation of deviations.


  • Participates as the quality member on cross functional projects.
  • Responsible for review/approval of new and updated Master Batch Records / Electronic Batch Records.
  • Reviews executed production documentation such as electronic batch records and logbooks to ensure accuracy and compliance with cGMPs and company procedures and ensures completion of proper remediation of errors.
  • Provides presence on the shop floor to support compliance and data integrity.
  • Review & approve new and updated SOPs/ Work Instructions and Controlled Job Aides.
  • QA support, review and approval of Commissioning and Qualification lifecycle documents for capital projects and new equipment.
  • Will serve as the Quality SME for Performance qualification (PQ) activities across the site including but not limited to: Equipment, Facility and Utility PQ studies, Cleaning Validation, SIP, process validation.
  • Support sustaining activities such as Change Management, Deviations, CAPAs, Equipment Requalification and Periodic review, Site Maintenance & Calibration Program.
  • Provides support to internal audits and regulatory inspections.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional team members in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives and action plans.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor degree, in a scientific or engineering field (preferred); candidates with degrees in other fields will be considered if accompanied by significant relevant experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant post-degree work experience in GMP Manufacturing or Laboratory environment, Pharmaceutical/Biological Quality, Operations, Technical, or Regulatory function supporting manufacturing or laboratory operations, or related industry experience in a laboratory, manufacturing, science related or regulated setting.
  • Evidence of leadership skills coupled with good oral and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of cGMPs and of regulatory requirements as they apply to the pharmaceutical field or a related area.
  • Quality systems, pharmaceutical manufacturing or laboratory processes, authoring and approving GMP documents is preferred.
  • Demonstrated analytical aptitude, critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to upskill/coach others is preferred.
  • Experience working on manufacturing shop floor is preferred.
  • Familiarity with GMP documentation review and/or shop floor auditing is preferred.

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