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Quality Assurance Associate

Company: Newport Labs
Location: Worthington
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Newport Laboratories is seeking an experienced individual to join our team as a Quality Assurance Associate. Newport Labs, located in Worthington, Minnesota, is a leading provider of USDA autogenous vaccines and diagnostic services, and was recently acquired by Vaxxinova (more information below).
About the Quality Assurance Associate Role:
The Quality Assurance Associate, reporting to the Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Quality, is responsible for release functions within the Quality Assurance (QA) department. To assist and support the quality program, to ensure site wide compliance from isolation through production and testing, and the distribution of veterinary biologic products, within the guidelines set by regulatory agencies.
Shift: Monday to Friday- between 7am and 5pm
Main responsibilities of the Quality Assurance Associate:
Readies production and batch record documentation and performs review for compliance to good documentation practices and against SOPs and Regulations.
Review documentation to ensure records are accurate and complete and resolve issues found.
Determine the disposition of final products and release final products for sale.
Review and release of final client labels.
Determine the disposition of final product shipments, approving/denying non-adjacent shipments.
Performs movement transactions in SAP system as needed.
Assist with investigations of errors to identify root cause and prevent repeated errors.
Participates in the internal inspection program.
Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Capabilities of the Quality Assurance Associate:
BA or AS Degree in related field; or high school diploma and 2 years of related work experience.
Be familiar and ensure compliance with regulatory agencies including the USDA-CVB, C-CVB, and other Federal, State, and Local Agencies as needed.
Familiarity with USDA/9 CFR regulations governing the manufacturing of autogenous animal biologics is preferred but not required.
Strong communication skills required including written, verbal and listening to effectively interact with others.
Time management and organizational skills.
Attention to detail is a must.
Ability to work independently, prioritize work, and meet deadlines.
Ability to follow written SOPs, specifications, and other documents.
Ability to use a computer for data entry in numerous systems.
Ability to work in a high pace environment and ability to multi-task.
Must be conscientious.

Benefits at Newport Laboratories:
We are proud to offer a generous benefit package in addition to competitive compensation. Our benefits include:
Health Savings Account with company match
401K plan with company match
Holiday Pay
Short and long term disability
Company paid life insurance

About Newport Labs and Vaxxinova
Newport Labs is a leading manufacturer of Custom Made Vaccines (autogenous biologics) and has a long reputation of excellent customer service based on trust, integrity and a philosophy of partnering with veterinarians to identify and address cattle diseases.
Newport Laboratories was acquired by Vaxxinova in October 2021. Vaxxinova International is headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Vaxxinova has a global network of production, R&D, and/or diagnostic facilities in 9 countries: Brazil, Germany, Italy, Japan, Jordan, the Netherlands, Norway, Chile and two locations in the US (Willmar and Worthington, Minnesota). Vaxxinova products and services are available in more than 60 countries. Worldwide, Vaxxinova is a growing company with a staff of over 1,000 people.
Vaxxinova is part of the family-owned EW Group. The EW Group is based in Germany and is specialized in animal genetics, animal nutrition and animal health, with a globally dominant position in poultry genetics. The EW Group operates in over 100 countries and records consistent international growth. Its positive outlook and global orientation have led to an independent and significantly stable position in the market and a steady expansion.


Keywords: Newport Labs, Sioux Falls , Quality Assurance Associate, Other , Worthington, South Dakota

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