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QA Lead

Gainesville, FL

With oversight from the QA Manager the QA Lead supports the Quality Assurance team and is responsible for the daily execution of all medical and/or adult use cannabis quality processes as assigned for the operation. The incumbent will work within company standards and the applicable state regulations.  

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • With minimal supervision, monitors processes for pre-formulation and finished goods at each stage of product manufacturing operations to ensure adherence to company and state regulations; escalating any potential quality issue to the Analyst and/or Quality Team management immediately.
  • Performs product tracking, product security, and product movement procedures. 
  • Writes, implements, and provides training on SOPs for new procedures, critical equipment and processes and/or controls. 
  • Maintains all training documentation for the site. 
  • With minimal supervision, assists in the management of the SOP, investigation, deviation, and CAPA systems. 
  • Performs internal audits of site and manufacturing floor operations per SOP procedures.
  • Reviews and approves batch records and performs batch reconciliation. 
  • Performs raw materials checks and any associated release or quarantine. 
  • Performs in-process and finished product checks and any associated release or quarantine.
  • Assists in the management of third-party testing of in-process and/or finished products. 
  • Manages the complaint log for finished products. 
  • Responsible for batch reconciliations.
  • Performs line clearance procedures prior to production start-up and completion and releases lines to Manufacturing or works with Manufacturing to resolve any outstanding line clearance issues.
  • Assists manufacturing in the equipment cleaning procedures prior to production start-up and completion. Maintains cleaning validation instrumentation, and its calibration, and supplies and associate database and identifies testing trends.
  • Performs or assists in other tasks as assigned.


  • Must meet the age requirement as outlined by state cannabis agencies  
  • Able to pass all background checks/fingerprinting as required by state cannabis agencies  
  • Able to provide valid badging/credentials as required by state cannabis agencies  


  • High School required, plus 5 years related work experience or Associate’s degree, plus three years related work experience.


  • 1-3 years’ Experience having worked in a cannabis and/or manufacturing environment strongly preferred. 

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude) 

  • Customer Obsessed: Dedicated to creating a remarkable experience for both internal and external customers; builds rapport and maintains meaningful and effective relationships creating trustful, authentic connections; viewed as a good listener and is easy to approach and talk to and is often in the know early in any given situation. 
  • Priority Setting - Invests their time and others on what's important to deliver business results; quickly and effectively collaborates bringing together the collective intelligence of critical team members and prioritizes what needs to be done to reach the goal; quickly senses opportunities and obstacles in accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks and creates focus that drives success and results.  
  • Results Oriented - Empowered with the knowledge of their potential this person learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner, open to change, analyzes successes and failures for continuous improvement, experiments and will try anything to find solutions that support an ecosystem of knowledge; enjoys challenge of unfamiliar tasks, quickly grasps the essence and underlying structure of anything.  
  • Functional/Technical Skill - Possesses functional and technical knowledge and skills to perform at a high level of accomplishment; understands how their job function supports being a force for good  

Direct reports  

  • No direct reports

Working conditions 

  • This person may be exposed to dust, kief, cleaning chemicals, and fumes. Although systems are in place to remove these byproducts, there is still exposure to some degree. This person will be travelling between dispensaries and manufacturing facilities within AYR Wellness.  

Physical requirements  

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, and safely lift up to 25lbs 
  • Must be able to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for extended periods of time (i.e. gloves, lab coat, hair net) 
  • Appropriate grooming for work environment (no jewelry, hair must be tied back, no hair outside of PPE) 


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  

At AYR Wellness, our vision is to be a force for good in all we do and to bring lasting positive change to our communities, our industry, and our world. And it wouldn’t be possible without our exceptionally talented team. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the uniqueness of each employee and supports their individual journey in finding their genius and pursuing their passion. 

AYR Wellness is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to employment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of age, gender, religion, marital or veterans’ status. 

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