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Quality Assurance Technician

by Entourage Health (formerly WeedMD Inc.)

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Aylmer, ON
Date Posted: Oct 29, 2022
Entourage Health (formerly WeedMD Inc.)

Job Description

 

Quality Assurance Technician 

 Job type

Full-time
Permanent

Qualifications

  • Quality assurance: 2 years (Required)

  • Overnight Shift (Required)

  • Night Shift (Required)

Benefits

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Casual dress
Dental care
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Extended health care
Life insurance
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  • $50.9K–$64.5K a year is Indeed's estimated salary for this role in Aylmer, ON.

Full Job Description

Company

Entourage Health Corp. is the publicly traded parent company of Entourage Brands Corp. (formerly WeedMD RX Inc.) and CannTx Life Sciences Inc., licence holders producing and distributing cannabis products for both the medical and adult-use markets. The Company owns and operates a 158-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse and processing facility located in Strathroy, ON; a fully licensed 26,000 sq. ft. Aylmer, ON processing facility, specializing in cannabis extraction; and a micropropagation, tissue culture and genetics centre-of-excellence in Guelph, Ontario. With the addition of Starseed Medicinal, a medical-centric brand, Entourage has expanded its multi-channeled distribution strategy. Starseed’s industry-first, exclusive partnership with LiUNA, the largest construction union in Canada, along with employers and union groups complements Entourage’s direct sales to medical patients.

Entourage’s elite adult-use product portfolio includes Color Cannabis, Saturday Cannabis and Royal City Cannabis Co. – sold across eight provincial distribution agencies. The Company also maintains strategic relationships in the seniors’ market and supply agreements with Shoppers Drug Mart. It is the exclusive Canadian producer and distributor of award-winning U.S.-based wellness brand Mary’s Medicinals sold in both medical and adult-use channels. Under a collaboration with The Boston Beer Company subsidiary, Entourage is also the exclusive distributor of cannabis-infused beverages in Canada, expected to launch in 2022. At Entourage Health our community efforts are put towards creating a space where everyone feels supported. We are cultural representatives of our people and our communities. We are focused on using inclusive language, promoting equality and fostering allyship in everything we do.

Summary

The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible to support and participate in Quality Assurance processes and activities that are necessary to ensure that products produced by the Company meet the expectations and requirements of Company's SOPs, Specifications, and applicable provisions the Cannabis Regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Following established procedures associated with Quality Assurance Unit to assure quality and compliance of cannabis or cannabis products that are produced, processed, packaged, labelled and stored at Company's Site before they are made available for provision or sale;
  • Conducting activities associated with verification, in-process controls, sampling, inspection and testing of cannabis and cannabis products;
  • Conducting activities associated with verification, inspection, testing and release of incoming materials, ingredients, raw materials, packaging and labelling components;
  • Conducting activities associated with verification, inspection and monitoring of cleaning and sanitation, pest control, calibration and maintenance programs and other GPP/GMP activities, as appropriate;
  • Supporting review process for every batch or lot of cannabis and associated records for conformance to respective SOPs, specifications and regulatory requirements (e.g. Cannabis Regulations) before it is made available for sale or export;
  • Assisting in maintenance of GPP QA/QC, executed batch records, as appropriate;
  • Supporting and conducting necessary activities, record keeping, investigations and course of actions in respect of returned product in accordance with established procedures;
  • Supporting and conducting necessary activities, record keeping, investigations and course of actions in respect of deviations, out-of-specification test results, non-conformances and regulated losses in accordance with established procedures;
  • Participation in investigations of complaints received in respect of the quality of the cannabis.
  • Arranging and conducting necessary activities, record keeping, investigations and course of actions in respect of pharmacovigilance activities, regulated adverse events and adverse reactions in accordance with established procedures;
  • Assisting in training and calibration, sanitation and pest control programs, and other activities which are critical to operation and the GPP/GMP activities, as appropriate;
  • Assisting in maintenance of retention samples;
  • Supporting Quality representation for GPP, Compliance and RA governed internal and external activities, including inspections by government agencies (Health Canada), as necessary;
  • Assisting in timely preparation of Cannabis Tracking and Health Care Practitioners Reports for CTLS filing;
  • Assisting in maintenance information and data from cannabis tracking and record keeping systems as it necessary for CTLS reporting;
  • Reviewing and verifying batch production, packaging and labelling records, cannabis inventory control records as necessary to maintain the integrity of data in cannabis tracking system;

Requirements

  • 2 years demonstrated success working in a Pharmaceutical / NHP / Cannabis industry in Regulatory Affairs / Compliance / Quality or equivalent environment.
  • B.Sc. or College Degree is an asset;
  • Knowledge of regulations and laws pertaining to the business (CA/CR, F&DA/F&DR, GPP, SFCR etc.);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated self -starter abilities to perform work with minimal supervision as well as a team player.
  • Detail oriented with excellent problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills.

Entourage thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.

Pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Entourage will accommodate all applicants with disabilities to the point of undue hardship during the recruitment and hiring process. Accommodation will be provided upon request and in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. Entourage will work cooperatively, and in a spirit of respect, with all partners in the accommodation process.

Entourage is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status (including single status), gender identity, gender expression, receipt of public assistance (in housing only), sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding) or sexual orientation.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Store discount
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift

Experience:

  • Quality assurance: 2 years (required)

Shift availability:

  • Overnight Shift (required)
  • Night Shift (required)

Work Location: One location

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