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Quality Compliance Specialist-Entry Level

Quality Compliance Specialist-Entry Level

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Ashland currently has an opening for a Quality Compliance Specialist in Kenedy, TX.   This position is responsible for overseeing the implementation and sustained operations of world-class GMP program at the Kenedy, TX plant. 


Position Responsibilities:  

  • Plans and conducts monthly cGMP audits of manufacturing activities to assess compliance with all pertinent regulations as well as with company SOP’s.
  • Prepare clear and concise written report of audit observations, including an assessment of compliance.  Assesses adequacy of action plan and conducts follow up activities as needed to monitor.
  • Ensure completion, follow-up and documentation of corrective actions taken in response to product safety and third party audit findings.
  • Assist in the interpretation and implementation of existing and new regulatory requirements and industry best practices and review deviations, change controls and corrective/preventative actions to ensure EFfCI GMP expectations are being met.
  • Manage dealings with Contract Pest Control service to ensure that all activities related to pest control at the Kenedy plant are followed in accordance with applicable regulations.
  • Conduct weekly review of process batch records and department cleaning checklists to ensure that no critical errors have occurred or, if these occur, that they are fully investigated.
  • Schedule and oversee annual EFfCI third party certification audits and ensure that site audit response CAPAs are completed in a timely manner.  Tracks investigations to ensure closure.
  • Work closely with Operations to identify, evaluate, and recommend solutions to issues identified in the performance of cGMP audits.
  • Assists with internal GMP training.
  • Identify areas and procedures in need of improvement and implement corrective actions and processes to achieve sustaining results.
  • Assist in development of new GMP projects.
  • Perform and assist with miscellaneous QA activities including customer and regulatory audits.
  • Maintain a safe workplace that complies with company policies and standards.
  • Assist in cultivating a quality culture through participation in cross-functional teams.

**This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience. 

**This position is located in Kenedy, TX.



Required Qualifications:

  • College degree (B.S.) in technical field ; Degree in Chemistry preferred
  • Working knowledge of cGMP documentation and regulations, ISO Standards, and corrective action procedures
  • Must be authorized to work in the US

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Two or more years of experience in a regulated industry-will look at entry level with some knowlege of regulations
  • Familiarity with HACCP based risk assessment procedures or similar methodology
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Experience with SAP
  • Adaptable to learn new processes, concepts, and skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with ability read, interpret, and report data
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with maintain an attention to detail; the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently as needed

Physical Demands: 

  • Regularly required to walk, stand, climb stairs and ladders
  • Ability to work outside and inside

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2017-6848 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.


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