Quality Auditor Sr.
Watson Pharmaceuticals - Salt Lake City, UT

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Under minimum supervision, ensures compliance to cGMP regulations in

manufacturing area including all documentation complying with the Company’s Standard

Operating Procedures (SOPs), governmental regulations and other requirements where

applicable. Facilitates communication between departments to ensure a smooth flow of materials and release. Review and release raw, intermediate and finished materials.

Essential Job Functions


  • Carries out lead responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies,
procedures, and state, federal and local laws.

  • Assists in the training of new auditors in job duties according to Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs), current Good Manufacturing Practices, (cGMPs) and Company

training procedures.

  • Review and release raw, intermediate and finished materials and products, as well as
their corresponding batch records.

  • Interface with Transdermal Development R&D support and Analytical Services.
  • Audit data from Analytical Services, vendors’ certificates of analysis, and other relative
R&D support documentation of products and materials.

  • Prepare, revise and verify SOP, QSMS, IQ/OQ, Swab Data and clinical releases.
  • Monitor environment as needed.
  • Maintain Quality Assurance documentation files, databases and logs.
  • Assist in preparing budgets and reviews.
  • Conduct final audit of Laboratory Service Reports for raw materials, in-process and
finished product reports, assuring compliance with cGMPs, current Good Laboratory

Procedures (cGLPs), test methods and SOPs and prepare documentation for release.

  • Conduct final audit of stability reports assuring compliance with cGMPs, cGLPs, test
methods and SOPs.

  • Conduct audits of other documents as directed by the Supervisor and prepare these
documents for release, assuring compliance with cGMPs and SOPs.

  • Interface with other department’s personnel to complete job duties.
  • Initiates and completes Quality Audit’s computer data input for Laboratory Service
Reports and trend analysis as required.

  • Participates in and provides training programs for the development of successful working understanding of materials presented and become more proficient in assigned duties and tasks.
  • Provides support, direction and coaching to team members in the areas of training,
problem resolution, planning, and work assignment delegation.

  • Ensures project deadlines and performance standards are established and met.
  • Ensures compliance with all Company policies and procedures, including safety rules and regulations.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of


  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
and other regulatory requirements.

  • Advanced principles of auditing and performance evaluations.
  • AQL sampling and inspection principles and techniques.
  • Principles of mathematical and statistical computation and analysis.
  • Business, scientific and personal computer hardware and software applications.
  • Business English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Pharmaceutical principles, practices and their applications.
  • Leadership and training methods and techniques.
  • Current Company policies, practices and procedures, including safety rules and

Skill in:
  • Observing, analyzing and troubleshooting problems, identifying alternative solutions,
projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing methods, procedures

and techniques for resolution to support Company goals.

  • Reading, interpreting records, reports, business, personal and scientific computer data,
certificates of analysis and conformance and other applicable data sources

  • Responding to inquiries from management, employees and regulatory agencies.
  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Operating scientific, business and personal computers.
  • Interpreting and applying Federal, state and local policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Ensuring compliance with all Company policies and procedures, including safety rules
and regulations.


Three (3) years pharmaceutical quality assurance auditing experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.


Bachelor’s Degree in Science or related field from an accredited

college or university.

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