Sr. Quality Assurance Associate, Swing Shift

Corporate Overview

Argonaut Manufacturing Services Inc. is a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. The company is dedicated to serving highly innovative companies in the biopharmaceutical and molecular diagnostics industries. Argonaut is a full service, cost-effective partner, providing complete solutions in the areas of formulation, filling and final kitting of reagents and consumables. Argonaut provides quality and regulatory expertise to assure the highest in quality manufacturing and supply chain excellence.

Position and Scope

The purpose of this position is to perform tasks pertaining to assurance compliance with quality requirements, including review of production batch records and associated documentation required to release a production lot.

Other duties include initiating and driving the resolution of quality events, performing root cause analysis and other problem-solving activities, and creating and producing product labels.

Specific Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Review production batch record and associated documentation for release
  • Investigate discrepancies and ensure all issues are resolved
  • Prepare Certificate of Compliance (COC), as required
  • Perform line clearance functions for cGMP processes
  • Support manufacturing operations and staff to address product quality and compliance issues, as they arise
  • Lead and/or assist investigations into quality issues such as complaints and Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs)
  • Perform visual inspection of finished product

Position Requirements and Experience

The desired candidate will have:

  • Superior attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task in a time-line driven environment
  • Experience working in the life science and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing industry
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and listening skills
  • Highly motivated Quality professional
  • Working knowledge of cGMP regulations, 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, and good documentation practices


  • Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred in a Life Sciences discipline or equivalent
  • Minimum three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Must be able to effectively communicate within the department and cross-functionally with other divisions
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness with a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Experience with MasterControl and NetSuite a plus

Argonaut Manufacturing Services, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability, or any other class protected by Federal, State or local laws. Argonaut complies with all employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and all must have the authorization to work in the US.

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