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Laboratory Quality Assurance Officer

KTA-Tator, Inc. (KTA) is a 100% employee-owned consulting engineering, testing and inspection firm internationally recognized as a leading expert in asset protection, specializing in protective coatings and steel fabrication.  KTA’s hallmark services include coatings failure analysis and laboratory testing built around our core services in forensic laboratory investigations and coating performance laboratory testing.  The $40million in annual service and instrument sales/repair offerings are provided by 5 separate Business Units, and are governed by a corporate Quality Management System (QMS). The laboratory is also accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) as having met the requirements of ISO 17025 for specific tests.  

KTA is looking for an exceptional, experienced quality assurance professional to serve part-time as KTA’s Laboratory Quality Assurance Officer.  In twelve months, you will know you are successful when you have:

  • Assured that instrument calibrations and standard operating procedure reviews are current;
  • Trained laboratory personnel on method revisions;
  • Maintained A2LA accreditation;
  • Identified nonconforming work relevant to laboratory standard procedures and ISO 17025;
  • Made recommendations to advance the quality of the lab’s processes;
  • Conducted audits of laboratory methods and documents;
  • Conducted root cause analysis investigations of audit findings or non-conformances and issued corrective action plans;

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a related discipline. College level statistics course work and experience with A2LA policies relating to IS017025 accreditation is preferred. Physical requirements include near distance vision and color vision; speaking, smelling, hearing, manual dexterity (to handle small objects, instruments or gages) abilities; ability to stand for long periods of time, wear a respirator, and safely lift 40 pounds.

KTA is a casual, friendly workplace, where employees are treated with dignity and respect and are valued for their contributions. We are an employee-owned company, run with family-inspired values and ethics, and are proud to offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Our employees are dedicated to making each other, the company, and our clients successful through our expert driven, participative, and authentic culture. Our core purpose is to build meaningful careers, worthwhile businesses and fulfilling lives.  KTA employees can best be described as honest, hardworking, professional, and passionate.  We provide the training and support to take your career to a new and exciting level!

KTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  While all candidates will be considered, KTA especially encourages female, minorities, veterans, and candidates with disabilities to apply to this and all job postings.  KTA is a Standing Firm Company. AA/EEO

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