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Quality Assurance Associate II, Packaging - 2nd shift

Social Circle, Georgia


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Quality Assurance Associate II, Packaging - 2nd shift

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Job ID SR0045826 Date posted 01/14/2020 Location Social Circle, Georgia

  • Leads ongoing, daily departmental operations. 
  • May include the supervision of assigned personnel in achieving defined quality goals in an efficient, accurate and timely manner
  • Interview/hire, evaluate, train and develop direct reports
  • Perform in-depth internal assessments and evaluations by collecting and analyzing accurate, objective evidence regarding risks and their magnitude.  Assessments and information gathering may be through in-depth employee interviews, flow charting and other informational gathering techniques.  Determine the logic, adequacy and effectiveness of processes, systems and related requirements.  Develop plans to correct identified risks including areas of non-conformance, inform management and implement approved corrective action plans.  
  • Provide quality oversight for packaging operations, including control of printed materials, visual inspections, verification of labels and product packaging, perform AQL inspections, Batch Record review- meeting requirements of CFR 21.
  • Support Customer Complaint investigations with inspection of retention samples and returned product.
  • Write, review, analyze and revise written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and submit procedural changes as needed to meet Corporate, Divisional, Plant, Regulatory Requirements, etc.
  • Support external assessments or audits.
  • Assist with audits of various reports (Protocols, Qualifications, Regulatory Submissions, etc.)
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and provide training to local employees as needed on packaging compliance
  • Other duties, tasks, or projects as assigned
  • Must be able to work swing shift, some weekends, and holidays to support manufacturing.

Required Skills:

  • 20/20 eye sight (corrective lenses OK), no color blindness, attention to detail, and must be able to perform visual inspection of large parenteral vials. Hiring is dependent on the ability to pass visual exam and visual inspection qualification.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and great attention to detail are necessary. Must be able to influence decisions based on regulatory knowledge, and must have excellent problem solving, as well as verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to manage people, encourage teamwork and drive actions based on strategy. The position will include the supervision of assigned personnel on multiple shifts in achieving defined quality goals in an efficient, accurate and timely manner.
  • Must have ability to evaluate, train, and develop direct reports.  
  • Must have adequate computer experience (knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, TrackWise, Delta V, MES Systems)
  • Must have knowledge of FDA Regulations, Applications of Good Laboratory Practices, and Application of Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Must demonstrate excellent critical thinking skills and understanding of complex manufacturing processes and make risk based Quality Decisions on deviations based on knowledge of regulations and regulatory trends.



Associates degree in business/scientific discipline and one to three years of relevant experience .

Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences and experience with a medical device/pharma or other similarly regulated industry preferred


Experience with packaging operations in biopharmaceutical industry preferred

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Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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