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QA Manufacturing Specialist

Dublin, Dublin West
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14 Feb 2023

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QA Manufacturing Specialist

QA Manufacturing Specialist is required for a new purification and aseptic filling plant for the blood protein albumin at Grifols Worldwide Operations (GWWO).

Reporting directly to the QA Manufacturing Manager of Grifols Worldwide Operations (GWWO).

To complete and support activities within the Quality Department relating to GMP Compliance and to provide Quality support for the aseptic manufacturing operations in Grifols Worldwide Operations Ltd (GWWO).

Extensive knowledge and understanding of Annex 1 and aseptic regulatory requirements is essential.

What your responsibilities will be

  • Act as a delegate for the quality supervisor when required
  • Act as a representative for the Quality team in the absence of the quality supervisor/manager
  • Daily briefing on Quality batch review/approval
  • Provide quality performance information as required
  • Ensure regular Quality interaction with other Departments
  • Support method transfer plans, qualification of sampling plans for water systems, raw materials, environmental monitoring, in- process and FP testing
  • Sampling of raw materials, water, clean compressed air, steam.
  • Assist and participate in qualification of cleaning processes, clean rooms and sterilisation processes, aseptic gowning and other qualification processes where required.
  • Reviewing and approving SOP's, validation protocols and reports and other GMP documentation.
  • Review of Batch Records.
  • Ensure that general cGMP programs are delivered and maintained effectively at GWWO.
  • Conduct, report and display of Quality audit readiness metrics weekly to ensure continuous audit readiness and cGMP compliance.
  • Lead and/participate in technical deviations, investigations, CAPA and change controls and provide Quality support to the manufacturing area.
  • Maintain a high level of technical writing expertise and stay current with regulatory trends.
  • Conduct internal GMP audits and support the continuous improvement initiatives and regulatory requirements for quality monitoring.
  • Perform the spot check/walk-through process of the area.
  • Involved in customer complaint investigation if required.
  • Support the annual product quality reviews if required.
  • Act as back room support during any external audit/inspections.
  • Represent Quality in the project management for any Process/product/system improvement projects.
  • Training of new Quality personnel where appropriate and development of new training.
  • GMP implementation and site-wide Quality Awareness.
  • Liaise with other Department representatives to promote improvements in GMP and Quality standards.
  • Leading and implementing innovation, best practices and solutions for drug product manufacturing in collaboration with Quality teams from the Grifols sister sites.
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments from regulatory authorities in relation to Quality Compliance activities and highlight to management of any changes that potentially impact GWWO

Who you are

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competence in Microsoft packages specifically word, excel and PowerPoint
  • Good organizational skills
  • Flexibility
  • Results orientated
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the aseptic regulatory requirements
  • Minimum of B.Sc Degree and at least 5 years' experience in a quality or production function within the aseptic pharmaceutical/medical devices industry.
  • Certification in continuous improvement

Lead auditor qualification is an advantage.

Grifols is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Mon-Thurs 8:00-17:30 Fri 8:00-15:00
  • Benefits Package
  • Contract of Employment: Permanent position


Grifols is a global company that since 1909 has enhanced the health and well-being of people around the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative solutions and services in more than 100 countries.

Grifols Worldwide Operations Ltd. was established in 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. It serves as the management center for the global Bioscience Division overseeing treasury, risk management, supply and demand planning, regulatory, R&D and commercial functions.

It also serves as a hub for labeling, packing, final conditioning and distribution of finished plasma products to Grifols' worldwide network of commercial subsidiaries and distributors, with the exception of Spain and the United States. The site will also host an Albumin purification plant which is now under construction.

Grifols Plant

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