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Quality Assurance Associate

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Job Introduction

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

Dechra is 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 2000 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 

Maintain and improve the Quality Systems within Dechra Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Fort Worth. Promote, develop and oversee compliance of company quality system. Effectively assuring compliance of customer requirements by managing quality policies, standards, procedures, programs and practices while driving and facilitating continuous improvement.


Role Responsibility

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


  • Perform quality inspections of production activities that include the following:
  • Inspect and approve production rooms and equipment  
  • Inspect rooms and equipment for cleanliness
  • Verify logbooks and cleaning and sanitization activities
  • Inspect and approve products and associated materials and components and ensure they are correct for the batch
  • Perform in-process inspection checks in Solid Dose Mfg. and Pkg.
  • Inspect and verify equipment calibration is current;
  • Perform daily filling line checks including initial line clearance check, packaging and label verification and final postproduction line clearance;
  • Create, revise documentation related to non-conforming product and ensure that all affected material is properly labeled for disposition.
  • Perform AQL inspections of packaged finished product as required. Includes inspection, documentation of results and coordination with packaging department for any reinspection required;
  • Assist with creating and issuance of batch records and related batch documentation for the weekly manufacturing schedule and issue-controlled copies of manufacturing forms as needed;
  • Pull and issue label for packaging department according to weekly schedule, as well as returning unused labels to label cage area. Labels will be pulled when production schedule is issued by logistics, or as necessary for other projects;
  • File QC test reports for raw material, packaging and finished products;
  • Replenish current Report of Analysis forms in QC on a weekly basis and as needed;
  • Test incoming labeling receipts according to written specifications and label standards and assist with testing and write up of incoming packaging components;
  • Test packaging components according to written specifications using calibrated measurement equipment as needed and document testing in notebook according to procedure;
  • Apply In-Process, Approval, Quarantine, or Reject stickers on components, labels, or raw materials packaging;
  • Verify completed finished product count sheets at end of each run;
  • Assist with batch record review;
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Support quality and technical-related
  • Delivery of personal and departmental objectives
  • Responsibilities and accountabilities are fulfilled

The Ideal Candidate

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

Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in Pharmaceutical industry
  • Practical experience in GMP manufacturing and compliance with demonstrated knowledge and experience of auditing/inspection techniques, including internal process/system and documentation audits, as well as experience of related quality assurance principles applicable to pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Competency in management and tracking of Quality Metrics- CCs, CAPAs, Deviations, Complaints, PQRs, audits and audit reports
  • Previous experience working with MHRA, FDA and participating in regulatory agency inspections
  • Previous experience of project management, time management and people management


  • Demonstrates a “can do” approach
  • Must have Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) across a wide range of disciplines, especially the ability to communicate diplomatically and work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent attention to detail, with the ability to work accurately in a busy and demanding environment
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities and meet strict deadlines
  • Demonstrates time management skills
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify solutions to problems
  • Ability to lead, motivate, coach, and teach others
  • First class organizational skills
  • Ability to priorities, demonstrating good time management skills
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work proactively using own initiative

About the Company

As a people first values-based culture, we provide free weekly wellness sessions focused on our employee's physical and mental wellbeing, and flexible work arrangements. We offer a generous employer 401k match and an employee stock purchase plan for long-term financial wellness. Our full array of health, financial and voluntary benefit programs are what you would expect from a recognized Best Place to Work.

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

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