QA Technical Specialist

Website Ref:TPM04406

A QA Technical Specialist is required for a biopharmaceutical company in Waterford. The successful candidate will provide support for the introduction of a new MES system at the site in Waterford. The position works closely with Operations & MES functions to design, install, evaluate and qualify a MES system fit for use.


  • Perform the QA representative role in the development and implementation process of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) project.
  • Review of MES documentation, recipes and process flows; supporting MES change control.
  • Complete the QA oversight to ensure the design and validation of the MES system meets cGxP, data integrity and site requirements.
  • Review and approval of MES validation documents.
  • Authoring, Review and Approval of cGMP Documentation associated with the MES project.
  • Act in a lead capacity providing quality support to a MES project working with other functions to deliver project on time and in compliance.
  • Support the development and implementation of Master Batch Records and procedures for existing product platforms (e.g. Auto Injector).
  • Support the project team with defining strategies for change controls, risk assessments and UAT testing documentation.
  • Perform timely review of documentation / process maps / reports highlighting and assisting in the resolution of concerns commensurate with the risk.
  • Liaising with both internal and external customers on quality issues.
  • Participate in the preparation and review of procedures and batch documentation.
  • Preparing and supporting MES systems for batch release.
  • Provide training support to site TMs on quality related aspects of MBR process and actively participate in change management activities.
  • Working as part of a project team on site ensuring products are manufactured, in accordance with cGMP.
  • Ensure that all work carried out is in compliance with the required standards conforming to company, cGMPs, cGLPs, SOPs, regulatory regulations and guidelines.
  • Review and approval of deviation, CAPA’s, quality events, change controls and tasks.
  • Acts as Quality Point person providing guidance / feedback on quality issues/concerns.
  • Analysing, identifying and implementing quality and operations process improvements which will improve process capability and performance.
  • Actively contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Conduct duties in a safe manner and report all safety issues or concerns.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum degree in Science or Engineering or related.
  • Minimum 4-5 years’ working experience within a Quality Assurance role in a pharmaceutical environment.
  • This is an experienced QA role with requirements of batch review and EBR experience.
  • Knowledge of Change Control process and QA projects.
  • MES systems experience.

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