QA Auditor III at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Posted in Other 1 day ago.

Location: Middleton, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Work Schedule

Standard (Mon-Fri)

Environmental Conditions

Adherence to all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Safety Standards, Office

Job Description

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development, and delivery of life-changing therapies. With clinical trials conducted in 100+ countries and ongoing development of novel frameworks for clinical research through our PPD clinical research portfolio, our work spans laboratory, digital and decentralized clinical trial services. Your determination to deliver quality and accuracy will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on - now and in the future.

  • Department: Quality Assurance

  • Location: Middleton, WI

  • Notes: Full-time, Benefits, Annual Bonus, 401k Match, PTO

Discover Impactful Work:

Leads complex and/or multi-department internal and/or external audits to ensure compliance with established quality assurance processes, standards, global regulatory guidelines and/or client contractual obligations. Identifies issues impacting quality and/or regulatory compliance, determines root cause of non-conformance and develops strategies to address issues. May perform technical document review and other GxP activities in support of project work or company process. Provides finished audit reports to management. Plans and delivers billable quality services for clients and projects and may serve as the client contact.

A day in the Life:

  • Conducts and/or leads a variety of client, internal or GxP audits and regulatory inspections as requested by senior management

  • Leads directed site audits, facility, vendor and/or sub-contractor audits

  • Provides GxP consultation and support to project teams and external clients

  • Leads process audits and may participate as a co-auditor in more complex system audits

  • Performs other types of QA audits or activities (e.g. database audits, clinical study report audits, sample results tables, process improvement)

  • Contracted by others to serve as a resource to operational departments on audit or quality assurance subject matter

  • Prepares and presents audit findings and/or other related information at departmental, internal operations or client meetings

  • Provides mentorship and guidance to junior auditors

Keys to Success:


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification


  • Previous QA experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5+ years').

In some cases, an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Detailed knowledge of GxP and appropriate regional research regulations and guidelines

  • Demonstrated proficiency and led a range of project based or internal GxP audits and vendor audits to high standards required by management

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong problem solving, risk assessment and impact analysis abilities

  • Solid experience in root cause analysis

  • Above average negotiation and conflict management skills

  • Flexible and able to multi-task and prioritize competing demands/work load

  • Valid driver's license and ability to qualify for and maintain a corporate credit card with sufficient credit line for business travel

Work Environment

Thermo Fisher Scientific values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.

  • Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.

  • Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds.

  • Able to work in non-traditional work environments.

  • Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.

  • May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments.

  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory with PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

Apply today!

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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