Quality Assurance (QA) Technician

Location: Arcadia, FL

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Job Posted
Apr 20, 2024
Company: Columbia Care, Inc.

Company & Role Overview


Position Overview:

Major Areas of Responsibility include:

  • Proper monitoring of manufacturing processes and packaging of products.
  • Provide constructive input on the processes regularly to Quality Manager and other team members as appropriate.
  • Maintain the quality management system including Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) procedure and collect and analyze information, identify and investigate product and quality problems or defects, and take appropriate and effective corrective actions.
  • Disassemble and reassemble machinery.
  • Maintain material traceability, and suspect material quarantine procedures. Pull samples.
  • Validate internal laboratory process before external use. Maintain internal and external Quality Agreements.
  • Control and track controlled substances and report to proper agencies.
  • Read laboratory documentation and communicate with external laboratories.
  • Implement failure investigation procedures. Control for preventing distribution of nonconforming product. Track errors observed to establish patterns with processes or personnel. Problem solve issues as they arise.

Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Knowledge & Abilities):

  • 2 years' experience working in a quality function; preferably in pharmaceutical or food/beverage production manufacturing
  • Knowledgeable in current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) to include the application of Code of Federal Regulations
  • Knowledgeable in Change-Control procedures and processes
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Suite with ability to maintain documents, prepare spreadsheets, perform analytics including charts and graphs, and craft presentations
  • Ability to multi-task, problem-solve and respond with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment and make effective and timely decisions with confidence
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written, and build and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Preferred experiences include:
  • Experience testing extraction and formulation batches to assure purity and purported potency of commercial products
  • Knowledgeable in administering a Master Batch Record (MBR) program for technical operations to include extraction, formulation, filling and packaging
  • Knowledgeable in Cleaning Validation (CV) program methods and the CAPA process (to include deviations and corrective action)
  • Knowledgeable in High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) or similar wet-chemistry testing method for testing and analyzing components

FLSA status: Non-Exempt

Additional Abilities Required:

About the Cannabist Company:

Company BenefitsBenefits for this job may vary.

401(k) with Company Match, Career Advancement, Career Training, Company Discounts, Dental, Medical, & Vision Benefits, Gender Neutral Facilities, Inclusive Environment, Life Insurance, Lunch & Learns, Mentor Programs, Paid Parental Leave, Paid Time Off, Relaxed / Casual Dress Code, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

Working Environment

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About Columbia Care, Inc.

Columbia Care is one of the largest and most experienced cultivators, manufacturers and providers of cannabis products and related services, with licenses in 18 U.S. jurisdictions and the EU. Columbia Care operates 130 facilities including 99 dispensaries and 31 cultivation and manufacturing facilities. Columbia Care is one of the original providers of medical cannabis in the U.S. and now delivers industry-leading products and services to both the medical and adult-use markets. In 2021, the company launched Cannabist, its new retail brand, creating a national dispensary network that leverages proprietary technology platforms. The company offers products spanning flower, edibles, oils, and tablets, and manufactures popular brands including Seed & Strain, Triple Seven, gLeaf, Classix, Plant Sugar, Press, Amber and Platinum Label CBD. For more information on Columbia Care, please visit www.col-care.com.

Recognized for its comprehensive benefits, ongoing training opportunities and commitment to diversity, equity inclusion both internally and with external vendors, Columbia Care has earned a spot on mg Magazine’s America’s Top Cannabis Industry Employers list.