ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

QA Manager- Tribology North America

US-OH-Valley View
8 months ago
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Quality Assurance


ALS provides a broad range of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of end markets and industries around the globe. We continue to remain at the forefront of the testing services industry, building an enviable reputation.



Actively support the NA Tribology Corporate Quality System across the eight laboratories in the region in accordance with Corporate Quality Program, management’s commitment to quality, and the organization’s Mission Statement.  This position will report directly to the NA Tribology QA/QC Manager in support of his/her responsibilities to ensure the quality of the data generated by the several laboratories in the region, gain and maintain laboratory accreditation, and improve the implementation of the testing methods through innovation, efficiency increases, and new technologies.


Coordinate and supervise the implementation of the Quality Management System to ensure correct and standardized implementation of the quality program throughout the NA Region.  Collaborate with laboratory management to ensure that the quality policies and procedures are applied effectively.   Initiate Quality System improvements, develop and write SOPs, and assist with establishing quality policy as required to maintain and improve the corporate quality program and compliance with accreditation requirements.  Monitor laboratory performance by coordinating proficiency testing programs and evaluating corrective actions.


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The Quality Assurance Coordinator will successfully manage the following Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and monitor quality system implementation throughout the NA Region;
  • Ensure compliance with corporate quality assurance policies as well as those of the Business Units’ accrediting authorities;
  • Manage laboratory accreditation applications and renewals;
  • Coordinate the business unit’s blind internal Proficiency Testing Program and evaluate Corrective Actions;
  • Coordinate, perform, and review internal audits of the implementation of the quality program across the region;
  • Coordinate quality assessments by accrediting authorities, clients, and third party quality assessors;
  • Coordinate statistical process control, corrective action responses;
  • Coordinate document and record control;
  • Coordinate the annual certification and/or calibration of laboratory support equipment;
  • Coordinate development, review, and revisions of Standard Operating Procedures;
  • C0-Approve policies and procedures for use in the business unit as a designated signatory;
  • Communicate Quality Management System updates to the laboratories, and monitor Quality Management System implementation throughout the region;
  • Develop and implement on-going employee training programs related to the Quality Management System;
  • Train new hires in Ethics and QA policies;
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be required as needed


Equipment Used:

PC and related computer software including Microsoft Office products, internet based quality reference materials (e.g., ASTM), and other applications relating to the quality assurance process.


Educations/Certifications/Experience Required:

Minimum Requirements:

  • A BS or BA degree in Science preferably in Chemistry or other related science;
  • Four years experience in Analytical Chemical laboratory;
  • Two years experience in quality system management;
  • Experience with both Instrumental Analytical and Wet Chemical Analytical testing equipment and procedures such as ICP, GC, FTIR, KF, etc.
  • Experience with Quality System / Quality Control standards such as ISO 17025 GLP.
  • Proficiency in MSOffice applications, including MSWord and MSExcel.

Physical Demands:

  • Able to speak and hear clearly while communicating with staff, management, and clients;
  • Able to sit, and/or stand for 100% of an 8 hour day;
  • Dexterity in hands and fingers to operate computer and other equipment;
  • Must have average vision and able to see to read reports and operate equipment. 


We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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