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QA Incoming Inspection Technician (Raw Materials)


Last Updated: 4/18/21

Job Description

Position Summary

The QA Incoming Inspection Technologist is responsible for performing and maintaining material evaluation and release expectations and tasks necessary to ensure all regulatory and departmental documents are in compliance with regulations and company policies. The QA Incoming Inspection Technologist is also responsible for the identification and escalation of areas of risk associated with vendors and materials, support the qualification of new vendors / materials and site project initiatives.

The QA Incoming Inspection Technologist will also occasionally interface directly with regulatory auditors, customer and internal auditors, provide support for market action activities and will assist in the identification, collection and communication of site and department metrics and other duties as assigned.

Position Responsibilities

  • Ensures cGMP compliance within the biological and pharmaceutical Material System
  • Status management of materials
  • Sampling of materials
  • Evaluation and archival of samples
  • Documentation review
  • Contributes with the qualification of new materials and vendors
  • Accurately records each inspection or test result into the appropriate records.
  • Assist with vendor related investigations and vendor management activities
  • Interpretation and enforcement of 21CFR, EU and other regulatory guidelines
  • Provides guidance and support within biological and pharmaceutical Material System
  • Support regulatory agency, customer and internal audits
  • Review and approval of action items / commitment tracking items / interim reports
  • Support Warehouse and Material Management activities
  • Perform internal audits / process checks
  • Participation in change management activities
  • Assist in the review and assessment of Zoetis Quality Standards (ZQS)
  • Collection and communication of site and department metrics
  • Maintain department Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Education and Experience

  • B.A. or B.S. in Sciences or related field and at least 2 years of relevant experience, Preferred
  • High School diploma or 2-year degree with at least 4 years relevant experience

Technical Skills and Competencies

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong written and oral communication and ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Ability to establish appropriate timelines to meet project milestones under minimal supervision.
  • Process and detail oriented with the ability to follow processes and prepare detailed structured documents.
  • Ability to develop solutions to routine problems following procedures.
  • Demonstrated organizational, administrative skills, in addition to proven skills in multi-tasking and prioritizing projects in support of standard work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Team Members to facilitate completion requests and review from all levels to meet all deadlines.
  • Risk Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Demonstrated ability to identify issues
  • Awareness of local, federal and international regulations
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Team Members to facilitate completion requests and review from all levels to meet all deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work with internal and external colleagues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Deviation (ETS), Change Control (ETS)
  • Self-directed – can work with little or no supervision on most tasks
  • Experience in change management processes, manufacturing operations, quality operations, regulatory affairs, warehouse operations, product release, change management and/or vendor management

Physical Position Requirements

  • This position requires sitting, standing, and walking with occasional overtime/weekend work.
  • Lift materials up to 40lbs
  • Must wear appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in manufacturing/production areas

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at [Register to View] to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of [Register to View] In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Company Details


Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.