Quality Assurance Associate

Quality Assurance Associate Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Quality Assurance Associate job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Quality Assurance
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA)
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Quality System
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Change Control
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  • Validation
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
  • U.S. Title 21 CFR Part 11 Regulation
  • Biotechnology
  • Quality Control
  • TrackWise
  • Deviations
  • Quality Auditing
  • Batch Records
  • Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • GxP
  • Manual Testing
  • Test Automation
  • Selenium WebDriver
  • Regression Testing
  • Selenium
  • Jira
  • Test Planning
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Functional Testing
  • Test Cases
  • Testing
  • SQL
  • API Testing
  • Java
  • Cucumber
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • TestNG
  • HP Quality Center
  • Software Quality Assurance

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Resume Skills: Quality Assurance

  • Quality Control
  • Auditing
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Process Improvement
  • Quality Assurance
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Fault Isolation
  • Certification Auditing
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
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Resume Skills: Software

  • QAComplete
  • TestPad
  • PractiTest
  • JIRA
  • BugZilla
  • Zephyr for JIRA
  • Minitab
  • JMP
  • Microsoft Excel (Advanced users)
  • SAP
  • Quality Center
  • Selenium
  • Mantis
  • Bugzilla
  • TestRail
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Resume Skills: Regulatory Standards

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Techniques

Resume Skills: Processes

Resume Skills: Database Management Systems

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Sample Quality Assurance Associate Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Quality Assurance Associate
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Merck February 2018 - Present
Senior Quality Assurance Associate
Developed a comprehensive Quality System which reduced audit findings by 20%.
Monitored CAPA system resulting in a 30% improvement in process efficiency.
Transitioned the corporation to U.S. Title 21 CFR Part 11 Regulation compliance in under 6 months.
Coached.com May 2013 - January 2018
Quality Assurance Specialist
Implemented a new change control process, reducing system deviations by 15%.
Effectively utilized TrackWise to lower batch record discrepancies by 12%.
Spearheaded the implementation of GLP, leading to improved quality and an 18% increase in productivity.
Boston Scientific September 2009 - April 2013
Quality Control Technician
Assured GxP compliance resulting in an 8% decrease in standard operating procedure violations.
Performed manual testing extensively leading to a 10% reduction in product defects.
Streamlined Laboratory Information Management System, reducing data input errors by 20%.
Resume Worded Institute February 2018
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) - American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Top 5% of the certified in the batch
Resume Worded University May 2009
Bachelor of Science - Quality Assurance
Minors in Chemistry and Statistics
Awards: Dean's List, 2009 (Top 20%)
Quality Assurance: Quality Control, Auditing, Quantitative Analysis, Risk Assessment, Process Improvement
Software Tools: QAComplete, TestPad, PractiTest, JIRA, BugZilla, Zephyr for JIRA
Regulatory Standards: FDA, ISO 9001, GLP, GMP
Languages: English (Native), French (Basic)
Certifications: Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Quality Engineer
Leadership & Volunteering: Team Leader - Boys/Girls Club (Weekend Volunteer since 2015)
Projects: Implemented a company wide Quality Control program at Coached.com leading to 20% reduction in defects.
Your Name
Quality Assurance Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Pfizer Inc. June 2018 - Present
Quality Assurance Manager
Introduced a new Quality Control system, increasing operational efficiency by 25%.
Meticulously handled FDA audits, ensuring the company remained within regulatory compliance.
Oversaw end-to-end quality assurance processes, resulting in a 15% decrease in product defects.
Resume Worded October 2012 - May 2018
Senior Quality Assurance Specialist
Guided the company through U.S. Title 21 CFR Part 11 Regulation adherence, ensuring complete compliance.
Implemented robust CAPA strategies, reducing system deviations by 30%.
Applied Six Sigma for quality assurance, resulting in a 12% reduction in process variation.
Gilead Sciences March 2008 - September 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Overhauled existing best practices to align with Good Manufacturing Practice, enhancing product quality.
Managed batch records proficiently, decreasing discrepancy incidents by 18%.
Enforced stricter Regulatory Affairs protocols, resulting in solid FDA compliance.
Resume Worded Institute March 2018
Certified Quality Assurance Professional
Certified by American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Resume Worded University November 2007
Master of Science - Quality Assurance
Specialization: Pharmaceutical Quality Management
Honors: Awarded Quinlan Scholarship for Graduates
Quality Assurance: Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Root Cause Analysis, Fault Isolation, Certification Auditing, Regulatory Compliance
Processes: FDA GMP Regulations, ISO 9000, Change Management, Risk Assessment, Product Validation, Process Testing
Software: Quality Center, Selenium, JIRA, Mantis, Bugzilla, TestRail
Database Management Systems: Oracle, MS SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
Certifications: Qualified Auditor - Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015 Certification)
Leadership & Volunteering: American Society for Quality (ASQ) - Philadelphia (Chapter Member)
Awards: Resume Worded Quality Assurance Excellence Award (2017)
Projects: Implemented change management process, leading to 20% reduction in defects in Pfizer Inc.
Your Name
Quality Control Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com July 2016 - Present
Senior Quality Control Manager
Instituted corrective and preventive action guidelines, reducing process deviations by 40%.
Directed the integration of Good Laboratory Practice principles, enhancing the quality of data.
Led the translation of requirements into testable features, ensuring product reliability and reduced risk of failure.
Johnson & Johnson April 2011 - June 2016
Quality Control Supervisor
Reviewed validation protocols, ensuring compliance with approved quality system processes.
Supervised a team executing manual testing, improving product quality exponentially.
Utilized Six Sigma methodologies to reduce variability in manufacturing and business processes by 15%.
Resume Worded February 2008 - March 2011
Quality Assurance Associate
Managed and updated Control Plans and FMEA's as per current GxP standard.
Performed Quality Auditing, ensuring adherence to ethical and internal policies.
Maintained Batch Records in strict compliance with organization standards, reducing record discrepancies by 10%.
Resume Worded Academic Center October 2017
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
Certification from ASQ (American Society for Quality)
Resume Worded University May 2010
Master of Business Administration - Operations Management
Specialization in Quality Assurance and Reliability Engineering
Quality Control Tools: Statistical Process Control (SPC), Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Root Cause Analysis
Software: Minitab, JMP, Microsoft Excel (Advanced users), SAP
Techniques: TQM, Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt), Process Mapping, FMEA, Kaizen, 8D Problem Solving
Compliance & Standards: ISO 9001, FDA Regulations, GMP, EURO GMP, CAPA
Certifications: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (2021), ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) (2022)
Leadership & Volunteering: President, Local ASQ Chapter; Conducted monthly meetings, organized annual quality control forums and represented the local chapter at National meetings
Awards: Quality Excellence Award, Johnson & Johnson (2014), Quality Champion, Resume Worded (2010)
Professional Development: Attended the Annual Quality Congress by ASQ - 2018, 2019, 2021
Your Name
Validation Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded October 2020 - Present
Senior Validation Consultant
Formulated and implemented the GxP compliance strategy for IT systems, leading to 20% decrease in non-compliance issues in line with U.S. Title 21 CFR Part 11 Regulation.
Launched Automated Computer System Validation project that led to 15% reduction in validation cycle times.
Crafted and supervised the implementation of Quality Systems for enhanced control and visibility into data changes, improving system reliability by 25%.
Managed Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) plans across validation projects, increasing overall project efficiency by 30%.
Initiated an interactive SOP development and review process to streamline standard operating procedures, reducing process time by nearly 15%.
Coached.com July 2015 - September 2020
Validation Consultant
Developed and executed validation protocols for more than 30 pharmaceutical processes, maintaining 100% compliance with FDA regulations.
Introduced GAMP principles in system testing procedures, improving test success rate by approximately 30%.
Conducted rigorous verification and validation (V&V) sessions, considering performance, reliability and safety measures, leading to 50% fewer system failures post-release.
Drafted comprehensive reports documenting test procedures and results for future reference and audit uses, improving record accessibility by 28%.
Pfizer Inc. January 2012 - June 2015
Junior Validation Consultant
Managed and performed cleaning validation ensuring standards were met in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), resulting in a 10% increase in cleanliness audit ratings.
Participated in implementing Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for efficient data management, accelerating data retrieval by 18%.
Assisted in the preparation of Validation Master Plans (VMP), leading to 20% acceleration in project initiation and planning.
Resume Worded Institute September 2020
Certified Software Validation Master
Part-time certification pursued alongside Senior Validation Consultant role
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2011
Master of Engineering - Computer Science with Specialization in Validation Techniques
Relevant Coursework: Advanced Validation Techniques, Advanced Software Engineering
Programming: C++, Java, Python (Keras, TensorFlow), SQL, MATLAB, R
Data Analysis: SPSS, Stata, SAS, Tableau, Chart.js, Python (pandas, seaborn)
Validation Tools: HP QuickTest Professional, Selenium, Postman, JMeter, SoapUI, TortoiseSVN
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), Mandarin (Basic)
Certifications: IBM Professional Certification in Software Testing (2017), Certified Scrum Master (2016)
Leadership & Volunteering: Co-led a weeklong Validation Techniques workshop for high school students (2019), Judge for school-level Tech Innovation Challenge (2017)
Projects: Developed ‘Expense Validator’, an open-source tool to validate financial data accuracy (2018)
Publications: “Emerging Validation Techniques in Software Development” published in ‘Tech Today’ journal (2020)
Your Name
Quality Assurance Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com September 2020 - Present
Senior Quality Assurance Consultant
Facilitated development of a risk-based approach in CAPA investigations, contributing to a 30% decrease in repeat deviations.
Devised Quality Systems integrating cross-functional validation practices, leading to a 28% increase in project success rate.
Launched a biopharmaceutical quality checklist conforming to GLP regulations, enhancing department's adherence to biotech regulations by 35%.
Promoted use of Lean Six Sigma methodologies in process improvement initiatives, leading to 25% increase in operational efficiency.
Resume Worded March 2016 - August 2020
Quality Assurance Consultant
Enforced adherence to U.S. FDA guidelines, achieving a compliance score of 98% during internal audits.
Coordinated with validation teams for ensuring validation testing was directed towards ensuring product quality, reducing cost of poor quality by 22%.
Participated in the management and resolution of quality issues, resulting in 10% increase in customer satisfaction scores.
Roche Pharmaceuticals June 2012 - February 2016
Quality Control Analyst
Implemented quality control procedures, resulting in a 15% reduction in product defects.
Conducted thorough analysis and inspection of products, ensuring compliance to SOPs.
Collaborated with lab analysts for efficient disposition of pharmaceutical products, reducing backlog by 20%.
Resume Worded University Aug 2014
Master of Business Administration - Quality Management
Specialization in Quality Assurance & Control Technologies.
Resume Worded Institute May 2012
Bachelor of Pharmacy
Focused on Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Control.
Dean's List 2010 and 2011 (Top 10% of the class).
Quality Assurance Tools: HP ALM, JIRA, Selenium, QMetry, QTest
Testing methodologies: Functional Testing, Regression Testing, Usability Testing, Performance Testing, Automation Testing
Programming: Python (Intermediate), SQL (Intermediate)
Regulations Knowledge: GMP, GLP, ISO 9001, ICH Guidelines
Certifications: Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ), Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (ASQ)
Leadership & Volunteering: Chair of Quality Assurance Club, Resume Worded Institute (2010 – 2012)
Projects: Led project of developing and implementing a quality management system at XYZ Company
Online Courses: ‘Quality Control and Quality Assurance' by Alison, ‘Quality Management Program' by edX
Your Name
Biopharmaceutical Validation Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded November 2020 - Present
Senior Biopharmaceutical Validation Specialist
Led validation efforts for a biopharmaceutical plant’s aseptic filling line using risk-based approach, reducing production downtime by 20%.
Developed and streamlined validation protocols for analytical instrumentation, improving GMP compliance by 25%.
Conducted extensive Change Control assessments in the biopharma production unit, ensuring minimal disruption in manufacturing.
Oversaw the usage and modification of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in dy-to-day operations, increasing lab productivity by 15%.
Initiated a comprehensive training program on Validation Principles for staff, leading to 12% increase in team compliance score.
Coached.com June 2016 - October 2020
Biopharmaceutical Validation Specialist
Oversaw Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) processes for critical quality events, reducing critical quality deviations by 10%.
Designed and executed equipment and process validation studies, resulting in 15% improvement in operational efficiency.
Leveraged Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations to optimize production processes, leading to an 18% increase in batch-pass rate.
Johnson & Johnson March 2013 - May 2016
Lab Analyst
Validated analytical methods in alignment with FDA guidelines, boosting compliance with the U.S. Title 21 CFR Part 11 Regulation.
Assisted in setting up and calibrating lab analytical equipments, aiding in 10% decrease in equipment-related discrepancies.
Participated in the SOP development process, assuring quality standards were clearly and effectively communicated.
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Science (M.S.) - Biotechnology
Major courses: Biopharmaceutical Validation Techniques, Advanced Biochemistry, Biotechnology Management
Resume Worded Institute March 2013
Certification in Biopharmaceutical Validation and Quality Assurance
Awarded upon completion of extensive coursework and hands-on training, with focus on validation principles and practices in the biopharmaceutical field
Technical Skills: Biopharmaceutical Validation, Quality Assurance, GLP (Good Laboratory Practice), SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
Software Proficiency: TrackWise, LabWare, Oracle Clinical, LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems), Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Laboratory Skills: Sterility Testing, Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Aseptic Technique, Cell Culture, Filtration
Certification: Six Sigma Green Belt - American Society for Quality (ASQ) (2020), Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP) (2018)
Professional Achievements: Implemented validation procedures, contributing to an increase in regulatory compliance by 25% at Coached.com
Volunteer Work: Science tutor - BioTech High School; helped students with a deeper understanding of Biotechnology concepts and principles (2016 - present)
Courses: Advanced Course in Biopharmaceutical Validation Techniques (2015), Course in Bioprocess Technology (2012)

How do I add skills to a Quality Assurance Associate resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Quality Assurance Associate posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Change Control, Validation and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Quality System, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Quality Assurance - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Manual Testing, Test Cases and GxP - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

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Word Cloud for Quality Assurance Associate Skills & Keywords

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Here are some of the most popular skills we see on Quality Assurance Associate resumes:

  • Quality Assurance
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA)
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Quality System
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Change Control
  • Validation

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