Quality Assurance Specialist

  • Job Reference: 425340246-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Millipore Corporation
  • Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

US employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date unless an accommodation is granted by The Company. The Company uses the definition of "fully vaccinated" assigned by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for purposes of considering satisfaction of this requirement which is a condition of employment.

This position is located at the Cherokee facility in St. Louis, Mo. The Quality Assurance Department at this site supports quality functions for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) under Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines (ICHQ7).

Your role:

This individual will work various internal departments to improve and execute processes in compliance with cGMP regulations in 21CFR 210, 211, Part 11 and in ICH Q7.

Duties in this role will include:

  • Write, review, and approve Investigations, OOS (out-of-specification), OOT (out-of-trend), complaints, CAPAs and Change Controls.
  • Participate in internal/external audits as needed.
  • Provide quality oversight and support for new product introductions as primary quality point of contact. Respond to quality-related customer questions.
  • Write, review, and approve Operating Procedures, Manufacturing documents, Technical Transfer Protocols, and other controlled documents under a Quality Managed System (QMS).
  • Review batch records for completeness and accuracy based on GMP requirements to ensure acceptable product and process consistency.
  • Interact with production and laboratory personnel regularly to ensure adequate communication and feedback for quality-related services to internal customers.
  • Monitor for quality related issues and collaborate on resolution as quality on the floor.
  • Lead Process Improvement for Quality related initiatives/projects.

Who you are:

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, or other life science related discipline AND 5+ years industry experience


Master's Degree in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, or other life science related discipline AND 2+ years industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of ICHQ7 and API knowledge &/or experience
  • TrackWise and SAP experience
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and ability to learn and operate using other specific application software
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written) and customer interface skills
  • Excellent writing skills and experience writing technical documentation & reports
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks/priorities
  • Good problem-solving skills/abilities
  • Good time management and negotiating skills
  • Capacity for independent work required.
  • Data analysis, presentation, and experimental design knowledge

Additional Local need:

Environmental conditions will vary depending on specific job responsibilities; typically, 70-90% Office Environment, 10-30% Production, QC, Packaging.


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