SGS North America
Quality Assurance Specialist I
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-Fairfield Map
Posted: 07/17/2021
Closing: 08/16/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
SGS North America
Job description

Company Description  

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description  

The Quality Assurance Specialist 1 is responsible for assisting management with the maintenance of the Quality Systems at SGS.  Assignments are generally provided by a Team Leader or Manager.  The Quality Assurance Specialist 1 must be sensitive to the demanding regulatory compliance requirements attending to the operation of a pharmaceutical testing laboratory.  This job also requires the ability to demonstrate a high commitment to interpersonal relations.

This position presents the employee with an opportunity to contribute first-hand to the process of providing quality data to SGS customer base.


The Quality Assurance Specialist 1 in the Quality Assurance Unit at SGS Life Science Services reports to Quality Assurance Management. 



At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct, and to conduct all our testing to to the highest level of cGMP compliance.


•       Ensure that all customer requests for information pertaining to SGS services are met in a timely and effective manner.

•       Help in the documentation and resolution of customer complaints.

•       Issue Certificate of Analyses in a timely manner

•       Review and approval of method transfer and validation reports

•       Host customer audits of the laboratory



•       Play a role in Departmental or company-wide projects designed to improve the internal efficiency and overall quality of work performed at the laboratory.

•       Play a role in creating and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork throughout the laboratory.

•       Provide support in the maintenance of Quality Assurance processes, such as OOS investigations, deviation reporting, vendor approval, internal audits, trending, and other quality systems as directed by Quality management.


•       This may include reviewing online audit trail, undelete log, computerized systems backup activities, assist in monitoring list of change controls to ensure timely completion, Project Binder, SOP maintenance and other support activities within QA and CSV group.

•       Maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of all general SOPs pertaining to the laboratory.

•       Maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of GMP/GLP/ISO requirements as these pertain to work performed in the laboratory.

•       May be invited to participate in the preparation and review process for appropriate department SOPs, worksheets and data forms.


•       Adherence to relevant SOPs governing documentation and reporting.

•       Compliance with applicable SOPs related to the handling of customer complaints.

•       Adherence to applicable personnel policies regarding time clock, telephones, sick days, vacation days, etc.

•       Participation in general staff training sessions as these are scheduled.

•       Approve and issue Certificate of Analysis and sign on cGMP related reports.


•       Associate or B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology or equivalent experience required.

•       0-2 years of experience preferably in Life Sciences and/or IT supporting cGMP Operations.

•       Thorough knowledge of scientific principles required.

•       Job requires mobile use of hands and arms.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities.

•       Must be capable of working at a desk and computer terminal for up to three hours at a time, and for up to eight hours on a given day.


•       Highest commitment to GMPs with regard to the recording of laboratory data for testing of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

•       Excellent language and communication skills required.

•       Must be able to clearly communicate responsibilities of solid documentation needs on a daily basis.

•       Good listening skills are essential.

•       Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals performing bench testing.

Must have a solid grasp of the fundamentals and importance of teamwork in the contemporary business world.

Additional Information  

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

o perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will receive a call back.  Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information, but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Quality Assurance Specialist I