Laboratory Quality Assurance Manager

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Type: Direct-Hire

Experience: 6

Education: BS

Category: Scientific & Clinical

Brand: System One

Compensation Range: 100000.00 - 120000.00

Job ID: 288381

Date Posted: 10/11/2022

Start Date: 08/15/2022

End Date: 09/14/2023


System One is seeking a Laboratory Quality Assurance Manager for a direct hire opportunity located in Oak Ridge, TN.
Must have experience in industrial hygiene (AIHA methods) and chemical characterization (EPA methods)


Laboratory Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for managing the administration of an ISO 17025-based Quality Program for a specialty testing laboratory that provides industrial hygiene testing, characterization analyses employing US EPA environmental and ASTM chemical testing methods, and industrial forensic investigations.


Must have demonstrated ability to perform the following functions safely, successfully, and with minimal supervision:



  • Establish SOPs and policies to assure the Quality Program is properly maintained
  • Ensure day-to-day QC procedures are followed and backup QC Specialist in day-to-day QC procedures
  • Coordinate through QA specialist the production and documentation of DL’s, blind studies, and analyst proficiency
  • Maintain schedule of required performance checks, order check samples, and maintain files with reports
  • Prepare reports of audits and performance evaluations
  • Review laboratory data and reports
  • Assist analysts in resolution of quality problems, rather than just being able to identify the fact that the result is unacceptable
  • Interface with management/clients on proposals and reports
  • Address any non-conformances and see that corrective actions are carried out
  • Notify management of resource needs to maintain quality of work
  • Stop work at any point warranted by substandard quality
  • Investigate stop work directives by others
  • Perform internal audits and annual management review
  • Host third party assessments and prepare responses and oversee any corrective actions
  • Coordinate reports to DOECAP and AIHA
  • Lead the Company’s response in audits by accrediting agencies and customers
  • Develop an orientation to quality program for training new staff and for periodic updates for all staff
  • Perform QC checks as needed
  • Maintain involvement in quality performance programs



  • Basic knowledge of Chemistry, BS Degree plus combination of experience and/or advanced degree of ten (10) years
  • Requires QA/QC experience in an environmental testing laboratory
  • Familiar with USEPA methods for preparation and analysis of environmental samples and AIHA methods for analysis of industrial hygiene samples
  • Knowledge of Laboratory Safety Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of Computerized Data Systems
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
  • Experience in laboratory administrative functions
  • Experience with an environmental or industrial hygiene testing methods
  • Must have the ability to perform the following functions safely, successfully, and with minimal supervision
  • Qualified candidate must be able to conduct internal audits of the laboratory and to lead the company’s response in an audit
  • DOE Q-level Clearance or ability to receive a clearance
  • Knowledge of DOECAP, AIHA, and NQA-1 quality programs helpful
  • Physically able to perform the basic duties as outlined above



Salary is highly dependent on applicable experience.


Duration: Direct hire

Location: Oak Ridge, TN

Pay Rate: $100-120k annually
relocation provided 

System One, and its subsidiaries including Joulé, ALTA IT Services, CM Access, and MOUNTAIN, LTD., are leaders in delivering outsourced services and workforce solutions across North America. We help clients get work done more efficiently and economically, without compromising quality. System One not only serves as a valued partner for our clients, but we offer eligible full-time employees health and welfare benefits coverage options including medical, dental, vision, spending accounts, life insurance, voluntary plans, as well as participation in a 401(k) plan.

System One is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, family care or medical leave status, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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