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Laboratory Quality/Technical Manager (Environmental)

Company: Perma-Fix
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Description

FUNCTION:

This position is responsible for proposing improvements, efficiencies and operational modification as it relates to the laboratory in the company's overall objective of seeking and obtaining formal accreditation with select state agencies in accordance with best practices identified by NELAC, ISO/IEC 17025:2017 or equivalent programs (DoD-ELAP, DOECAP-AP). This is a salaried, exempt position.

DUTIES:

  • Develops and reviews quality assurance (QA) manuals and standard operating procedures (SOPs) submitted in support of applications for accreditation and documents and evaluates chemical proficiency testing (PT) results.
  • Processes applications for accreditation.
  • Supports, implements, and ensures compliance with all departmental and company policies and procedures including but not limited to Quality, Compliance with all regulatory entities and Safety
  • Reviews environmental laboratory data in an organized and concise manner, consistent with and as prescribed by corporate and US EPA data validation standard operating procedures, quality assurance project plans, and published analytical methods.
  • Ensure on-time delivery of project reports and senior technical review to ensure accuracy of report that meets client expectations;
  • Supervision of other chemists and interaction with project clients;
  • Detailed report and proposal preparation;
  • Independently collect and synthesize environmental laboratory data;
  • Mentor more junior chemists;
  • Give direction and develop solutions to encountered data issues with little principal guidance required;
  • Design and direct work scopes;
  • Prepare and create highly-original project document;
  • Limited participation in negotiations and/or meetings with the regulatory community;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • M.S. degree or higher in Chemistry from an accredited college or university;
  • 7-10 years of environmental laboratory experience;
  • Familiarity with the US EPA methods for the preparation and analysis of environmental samples;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Able to review environmental laboratory data for completeness; correctness; compliance against the published analytical methods; and usability utilizing corporate data validation standard operating procedures, US EPA data validation guidelines, and Quality Assurance Project Plans;
  • Extensive knowledge of analytical and data review procedures. direct experience managing and supervising projects of a similar nature, and knowledge of NELAC Institute standards or equivalent.
  • Able to use a variety of office equipment, such as computers, fax machines, photocopiers, scanners, and videoconferencing and telephone systems;
  • Computer literacy - capable of performing tasks such as: create spreadsheets; compose correspondence; and create reports, and documents using desktop software;
  • Exhibit discretion and good judgment;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Possess keen analytical skills;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Ability to work independently.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Lab environment, some light lifting, bending and reaching necessary. The position requires the ability to wear protective equipment and work with hazardous materials.

Perma-Fix is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Keywords: Perma-Fix, Gainesville , Laboratory Quality/Technical Manager (Environmental), Other , Gainesville, Florida

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