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Quality Manager in Huntersville, NC at Pace Analytical Services, LLC

Date Posted: 1/12/2019

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Job Description


Pace Analytical Services, LLC, a leading national analytical laboratory is seeking highly motivated candidates for a Quality Manager in the Quality department at their laboratory in Huntersville, NC. 

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM with possible overtime and weekend hours

  • Document Management and Distribution- responsible for overseeing the creation and revision of all quality documents (including Standard Operating Procedures). Responsible for the tracking, distribution and archiving of these documents
  • Internal Audits- responsible for planning, scheduling, organizing and conducting annual internal audits and compiling audit reports that include findings and corrective actions. Internal audits include a review of raw data (sample data and quality control data)
  • Lab Certifications- responsible for the management of the applications for and maintenance of the lab certifications (including dealing with suspensions) required to cover the scope of work performed by the lab
  • Proficiency Testing Studies- responsible for managing the Proficiency Testing program for the lab including ordering, tracking and reporting of results to the PT provider
  • Training File Maintenance- responsible for tracking and organizing the training files for all lab employees, including Demonstrations of Capability - this requires, as applicable, the administration of the Learning Management System (LMS)
  • LOD/LOQ (MDL) Management- responsible for overseeing the scheduling, tracking, and evaluation of LOD/LOQ studies and/or verifications for the lab
  • External Audits- responsible for ensuring that the lab is prepared for external audits and for hosting the external auditing body when they are onsite
  • The QM is also responsible for managing the external audit report (findings and corrective actions) and for following up on the progress of the corrective actions
  • Quality Manual Revision Process- responsible for maintaining the currency of the Quality Manual
  • Metrology- responsible for overseeing the maintenance and monitoring of support equipment to meet method or contract requirements
  • The QM is responsible for ensuring that support equipment calibration documentation is maintained
  • Responding to QAPPs, Bids, and RFP Requests- responsible for compiling QA/QC information for sales and client services in response to client requests
  • LIMS Maintenance- responsible for the maintenance of quality control data and the generation of quality control limits
  • Corrective Action Monitoring- responsible for monitoring and tracking corrective actions and for ensuring that root causes and corrective actions are sufficient for the associated findings
  • Monthly Reports- responsible for compiling and distributing Monthly Quality Reports to the Corporate Quality office
  • Data Deliverables- responsible for the management of the generation and review of data packages (as applicable)
  • Supervising department staff and ensuring the quality of service, the technical competence of the staff and any productivity and technical expansion
  • Promotes cooperation and teamwork among staff
  • Follows Pace Analytical Services, LLC policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Job Requirements

  • BA or BS in chemistry or related science
  • Preferred a minimum of 8 years total experience with 3-5 years of experience in the environmental services industry
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factory analysis
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems
  • Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases
  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables
  • The individual should be self-motivated, ambitious, hard working, and able to work independently with an eye for attention to detail
  • Must be able to multitask efficiently and work in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Physical requirements include, walking, bending, and carrying
  • Must also have hand and finger dexterity, and the ability to lift 25 lbs
  • Current and applicable computer skills
OFCCP Statement Pace Analytical is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, age, religion, sex, veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


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