Quality Assurance Coordinator
Canada, Full Time
Acadian Seaplants Limited is on the hunt for our next incredible and dynamic QA Coordinator based in our Manufacturing Facility in Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia.Your Role: The QA Coordinator (QAC) will be responsible for managing the laboratory functions including but not limited to arranging and monitoring external analysis, ordering supplies, approving Purchase Orders, scheduling equipment checks and calibration services. These responsibilities also include product safety while working within the framework of approved department and company procedures, policies, budgets and programs. Sampling and conducting routine analysis of raw material, liquid, and dry products.Evaluating finished product quality and to ensure specs are being met and the plant is operating with correct parameters.Manage data for results and product release of products in SAP.Generate, record, COAs, SOPs and report accurate data in accordance with company standards and organize and maintain quality control records in an orderly fashion.Arrange the testing of products through external laboratories (Bioassay Samples to R&D, Fertilizer Analysis, Heavy Metal Analysis, Microbial Analysis, etc.) both on a regular basis and as required for Certificates of Analysis.Maintaining the checks and managing the Accelerated Shelf-life sampling and testingGenerate, record, and report accurate data in accordance with company standards and organize and maintain quality control records in an orderly fashion.Complete COAs and Summary Reports as required.Maintenance of Retained Sample StorageOperating and managing lab equipment and instrumentations as required.Calibrating equipment and keeping record.Work with Site Manager to run lab inventory and ordering.Proficient on lab good practices and keeping a clean safe laboratory.Support site HACCP and ISO 9001 program – documentation and process flow reviewsConducting procedural / process/ GMP audits of specified production areas and execute corrective and preventative action plans.Complete validation audits on warehouse checks including Product Packaging, Seal Checks & Weight confirmations as required.Assist in operational training aligned with ISO and quality needs.Respond quickly and efficiently to all operational requests.Conduct directed product investigations (complaint or process-related)Schedule audits of production test equipment (pH meters, pH controllers, moisture balance, bench-top centrifuge, etc., and report action plan to Plant Manager on compliance.Support the QA Manager to manage site pest control visits.Encourage the proper mindset of all employees at the facility with respect to the assurance of quality and plant health, safety throughout the operation.Support the company’s vision and policies regarding Health & Safety, Corporate Culture, and Environmental Management by displaying the appropriate behaviors and leadership towards meeting the company’s objectives in these areas. Qualifications/Competencies: BSc.
Degree or community college diploma in a scientific discipline, or an equivalent level of working experience. Proved track record as an effective team member in a manufacturing environment, with excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.Knowledge of Chemistry and Standard Laboratory Techniques would be an asset.Experience in an industry environment would be an asset.Competency in MS Excel and Word. Effective presentation skills.
Ability to think critically and act logically to evaluate situations and make decisions. An essential requirement is attention to detail in all aspects of this position. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills. Commitment to excellence.Quality Assurance backgroundISO / Food standards understanding.QA Internal auditing experienceHACCP knowledge and trained.Experience in an industry environment would be an asset.Competency in MS Excel and Word and Power-PointData Analysis skillsEffective presentation skills.Some knowledge on conducting Environmental monitoring would be beneficial.Knowledge of using SAP would be an added asset.Ability to think critically and act logically to evaluate situations and make decisions.An essential requirement is attention to detail in all aspects of this position.Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
Commitment to excellence.Self motivated on the job.Have the ability to prioritize work whilst multi-tasking in a fast-paced facility and ensure no adverse impact.Demonstrate motivation and good work ethics under minimal supervision.Have a strong history of working in a team environment.Willing to work flexible hours if and when required by Site QA Manager. About Acadian Seaplants Limited Do you want to work for a company with engaged and passionate employees who lean in everyday?. Now, imagine working for a company where you can positively impact the health and growth of all living things while protecting the environment. That’s what the employees of Acadian Seaplants are proud to do each and every day.
For Twenty consecutive years, Acadian Seaplants Limited has secured the designation as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies In fact, Acadian Seaplants has achieved Platinum Status for the past nine years Acadian Seaplants Limited (‘ASL’) is the world leader in marine plant products for people, animals and plants. It exports its premium products to more than 80 countries, employs 400 people in 16 countries and manages five processing facilities in Atlantic Canada, Ireland and Scotland. Sustainably harvested wild and custom cultivated seaweeds are processed into technical products for global horticultural/agricultural, animal feed, health & beauty and food service industries.Our innovative culture begins with our people At ASL, compensation is more than just about salary. It includes benefits, performance and recognition, as well as career opportunities and professional development.
We promote a culture where people feel engagedIf this opportunity sounds like it was made for you, we’d like to meet you. To further explore this opportunity, just submit your application to Steve Empringham by clicking “Apply Now”We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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