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Sanofi Group Lead QA Tech - Vaccine in Pearl River, New York

Position Overview:

The Lead QA Tech will support four core activities.The Lead QA Tech will perform real-time review ofbatch records and logbooks, QA lead deviations and assist in the investigation, Raw Material release, and monthly GEMBA walk-throughs. There is an expectation that the Lead QA Tech will spend the majority of their time on the floor supporting operations from a quality perspective.

The position requires intense concentration and visual examination of GMP documents. Data not entered right first time causes delay in product disposition to the market, potential loss of sales, potential recall, and/or customer complaints. The activities must be performed with high level of quality to ensure quality and meet the needs of our customers. The incumbent must work within the policies, procedures, and regulations as required by the Company and under the Occupational Health and Safety Act


Quality Review of Shop Floor Documentation

  • Perform real time reviews of manufacturing batch records for completeness and accuracy according to site procedures, cGMP, FDA’s 21 CFR, and other applicable health authority regulations.

  • Be present on the floor during batch processing

  • Perform real time monthly review of logbooks on shop floor (Manufacturing, QC, Engineering and Facilities).

  • Review completed log books for completeness and accuracy once off the floor

Shop Floor Walk-throughs

  • Perform monthly GEMBA walk through manufacturing, QC, Engineering (Facilities) areas as assigned by Dep Director PQ.

  • Provide monthly walk through write ups to the area managers to address any issues

  • Ensure facility is “inspection ready” at all times

  • Review chart recorder print out and log pages on a weekly basis.

  • Review EM/Water data

Material Management

  • Perform raw material release for all incoming materials.

  • Perform monthly review on cell bank and virus bank inventory

  • Lead deviations and change controls

  • Initiate deviations as required

  • Investigate deviations, as assigned.

  • Close minor deviations

  • Assist in change controls approval to proceed/closures

Additional functions assigned

  • Perform special projects as assigned by Deputy Director-Shop Floor Quality.

  • Team member of assigned project team(s). This includes, but is not limited to, review and approval of project-related requirement documents.

  • Assist in audit – QA representation for tours as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree ( preferably in Science or Life Sciences ) AND experience in a cGMP controlled/ pharmaceutical industry ( preferably in a regulated Quality environment )

Competencies / Skills:

  • The ability to understand complex data

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Experience in technical writing

  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills

  • Excellent organizational and teamwork abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the cGMPs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An Advanced degree in Science AND 3+ years experience in a cGMP controlled pharmaceutical environment

  • Experience in Geode, Word, Excel preferred.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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