JRAD

Quality Assurance Manager

Job Title:

Quality Assurance Manager

Job Description

Geographic Location: Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Role and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for quality control, quality assurance, and Quality Management System (QMS) support, data management, and the design/generation of Electronic Data Deliverable (EDD) reports
  • Monitors and supports Quality Assurance Plans for fixed site laboratory and mobile laboratory operations
  • As QAM for the Environmental Monitoring Laboratory (EML), responsible to plan, conduct and manage:
    • Quarterly management team meetings and management reviews of QMS
    • Annual Internal Audits of QMS
    • Annual Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) External Audit
    • Annual Chemical Agent Standard Analytical Reference Materiel (CASARM) Quality Assurance Team (CQAT) External Audits
    • Weekly Lab Team meetings, and Bi-monthly QAM Team meetings
    • Weekly QAM/Branch Chief meetings, QAM/Analytical Chemistry Manager (ACM) meetings, and QAM/Air Monitoring Manager (AMM) meetings
  • Maintains and prepares recommendations for improvements to Laboratory Quality Assurance Plans, checklists and supporting documents while recommending solutions to avoid/resolve non-conformances
  • Establishes and maintains records such as performance charts, control limits, detection and reporting limits for analytical laboratory methods and techniques (e.g., Gas Chromatography, MINICAMS, Mass Spectrometry, solid sorbent air monitoring analytical methods)
  • Gives input to and assists in maintaining databases for laboratory training and methodology certifications
  • Provides data management services to support fixed and mobile laboratory operations, laboratory documentation (e.g., procedures, training manuals, instructions and guidance), and recordkeeping
  • Serves as a primary user and maintainer of a highly customized Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), supporting Help Line accessibility, trouble-shooting and continuous improvements
  • Maintains training manuals and provides training to new staff in the use of LIMS and lab procedures

Required Skills and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field of study (i.e., Chemistry, Biology) from an accredited institution
  • 10+ years of experience with laboratory methods, techniques, regulations, protocols, safety measures and instruments and excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Must have prior experience with quantitative analytical laboratory methods using Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) and/or solid sorbent air monitoring analytical methods
  • 2+ years of experience as a Quality Manager / Quality Assurance Specialist in an Analytical Chemistry setting, developing and implementing Quality Assurance requirements
  • 2+ years of experience with the Department of Defense Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (DoD ELAP) and ISO 17025
  • 2+ years of experience using LIMS software, as an individual user and assisting with LIMS support as required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and meticulous organizational skills

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Experience with ChemWare Horizon LIMS software
  • Experience with laboratory analysis of Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs) and/or Biological Agents and/or EPA laboratory methods (e.g., SW-846) for pesticides or semi-volatile analytical targets
  • Experience with DAAMS and MINICAMS
  • Experience performing Internal Audits under DoD ELAP, ISO 17025, and/or CASARM requirements
  • Experience directing a team, conducting team meetings, assigning tasks and priorities, reviewing performance, and providing constructive feedback
  • Experience working in a fast paced laboratory setting

Security Clearance

Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance at the Secret level

JRAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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