Allergan Senior Quality Control Inspector in Branchburg, New Jersey

Senior Quality Control Inspector

Branchburg, New Jersey, United States at

Mar 21, 2018Post Date

178514Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

The associated position responsibilities include but are not limited, to inspection of incoming components, materials, supplies, and outsourced finished goods. Documents results of inspection into inspection record and determines acceptability of item for use or further processing. Initiates Nonconformance Reports (NCRs) and Supplier Related Nonconformance Reports. Provides technical support to cross-functional teams to ensure effective operations. This position is required to support overall departmental needs such as data trending, audit SME support, documentation updates among other tasks.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Inspection of incoming components, materials, supplies, and outsourced finished goods utilized for the manufacture, shipment, and testing of products in accordance with component specifications and procedures.

  • Utilizes component specifications to perform visual inspections, dimensional verifications, document reviews, and other standard quality control inspections to ensure items meet quality standards.

  • Visual inspection of labeling, packaging, and inserts of final packaged product, in-house finished goods, to ensure conformance with product specification and procedures

  • Documents results of inspection onto inspection record and in electronic system to determine acceptability of item for use, or transfer to QC Product Release.

  • Notifies management of any nonconformance to component / product specification and supports related investigations. Ensures item or product disposition is conducted in accordance with NCR or SI.

  • Appropriately segregates / stores / quarantines items and finished goods in Quality Control area and ensures item is properly labeled to reflect status.

  • Documents and/or performs rework activities for nonconforming finished goods. Prepares and files all relevant documentation.

  • Assist Investigate Non Conformance and CAPA’s.

  • Assist Supervisor with various projects and metrics as deemed necessary.

  • Initiate change controls for the department. (ECO’s)

  • Compile and perform trending of issues encountered at incoming inspection to identify any drift in performance or potential issues.

  • Participate in Tier Boards

  • Maintain safety first culture.

  • Sustain lean initiative and participate in visual manufacturing improvements.


  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Must be able to manually maneuver carts and material handling equipment weighing up to 50 lbs while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment

  • Ability to work varied schedule with some potential weekend, early morning or late evening hours, if needed.

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Customer focus

  • Experience with excel, word, etc.

  • Lean Six Sigma knowledge or certification prefer.

Preferred Skills/Qualification

  • Must have ability to analyze data and prioritize, triage work tasks

  • 3-5 years of experience in a GMP environment performing related duties as listed in Principle Responsibilities and overall experience in regulated industry.

  • Excellent organization skills.

  • Must exhibit meticulous attention to detail, possess good organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Must have the ability to multi task.

  • Must be customer oriented


  • High School/Secondary School/Equivalent

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.