Operational Quality Assurance Officer

Would you like to be part of a dedicated team that are the first line of assurance that the company is producing a quality product?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Operational Quality Assurance (OQA) team, as an OQA Officer at Torbay Pharmaceuticals (TP). The OQA team offer a broad range knowledge in all of TP processes and it is this knowledge that enables the team to be involved in all levels of decision making with the business.

You will be an integral part of the Operational Quality Assurance team and will need to be a confident, motivated individual, with experience/understanding of Pharmaceutical Quality System functions and Pharmaceutical manufacturing. Personal attributes will include good communication skills (written and verbal), well developed IT skills, self –motivated and the ability to multi-task.

Please note this role will include shift working patterns.

The OQA team are embedded within the Production Teams to act as front-line QA assistance to the teams. This role involves providing a committed and business critical service to ensure all Production activities are carried out in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations to maintain quality product manufacture reducing the risk to the end user. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help improve systems and drive change.

 You will provide functional and technical support to Production within TP and perform quality critical checks on the manufacturing lines to ensure compliance has been maintained to assure product quality.

OQA are the first point of call when problems occur and have responsibility to ensure that these problems are reviewed and closed in a timely manner. You will be required to participate in product investigations and support all Production functions in OQA activities

Salary: £25147.00 (per year pro rata) This is a full time position, fixed term contract until 31/08/24.

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For further information or for an informal chat please contact:

Martin Passmore, OQA Manager


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 3 in a science discipline (or equivalent experience)
  • Specialist training/qualification in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance or Quality Management
Desirable criteria
  • Diploma in a science discipline

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

Essential criteria
  • Proven knowledge of working within a GMP/GDP/GLP licenced facility
  • Knowledge of commercial scale pharmaceuticals manufacturing
  • Experience of final decision making
  • Experience of freedom to act
  • Ability to effectively prioritise
  • Robust communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed skills where accuracy is important
Desirable criteria
  • Supervisory/Management skills