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QC Sampler

Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra!

Dechra are a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2500 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business.

The Opportunity 

Quality Control Sampler
Every other Friday Off!

To sample deliveries of raw materials and packaging items. To execute sampling within the production facility Including water sampling, intermediate and finished product sampling and swabbing of production equipment upon request to ensure that operations adhere to planned schedules.

To perform all duties in accordance with written procedures and the site quality management system (adherence to cGMP at all times).

Role Responsibility

The Challenge

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Perform basic quality / integrity checks on the packaging for inbound goods.
  • In accordance with approved sampling instructions and procedures, obtain representative samples of:
    • Inbound raw materials
    • Inbound packaging components
    • Purified Water, as required
  • Ensure sample quantities are reconciled against the original batch quantities.
  • Perform Quality Control identification testing on inbound packaging components.
  • Verify that materials are located / stored in line with their requirements.
  • Undertake stock labelling activities.
  • Maintain stocks of local consumables.
  • Ensure the proper maintenance of all records relating to processes and equipment operation.
  • Initiate and support the compilation of local Deviation reports, Change Controls, CAPAs and SOPs.
  • Highlight anomalies with specifications, SOPs, test methods, etc. ensuring all work is completed correctly and compliantly.
  • Undertake continuous improvement projects such as leading the introduction of Raman spectroscopy into the sampling/material acceptance process to decrease H&S risks and increase rate of release for ID tests.

The Ideal Candidate

About You

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly keen to hear from those who have:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Precision and focus
  • Effective and tailored communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiar with local environmental, health & safety, regulatory and company standards
  • Computer literate, with an attention to detail (inc. formatting) and clarity
  • Maths, English and Science GCSEs to Grade C / 5 or above (or equivalent).
  • Ideally, A-Levels / BTEC (or equivalent) in a scientific subject.

Package Description

Competitive salary and benefits including:

  • 36 Hour Working Week + Every other Friday Off!
  • Monday to Friday 08:00am to 16:30 pm
  • 22.5 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Option to buy an extra week's holiday each year
  • 8% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Free access to Headspace App
  • Option to join Sharesave scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • On-site parking

About the Company

All applications received are reviewed by our internal talent acquisition team and we will get in touch if your skills and experience match what we’re looking for. Should you not hear back from us within 28 days please don’t be too disappointed – we may keep your CV on our database for any future vacancies which may be suitable and we encourage you to keep an eye on our careers site. For any questions or queries, please contact us at

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC


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