Element Materials Technology

Quality Coordinator

Job Locations US-IN-Fort Wayne | US-IN-Columbus | US-IN-South Bend
ID
2021-6537

Overview

Element has an opportunity for an experienced Quality Coordinator. Reporting to the Quality Manager, this role is responsible for assisting with the overall quality performance. This includes the Element quality management system (QMS), improving First Time Right, maintaining and developing relationships with Transportation and Industrial customers and improving processes. The successful candidate will have a sound working knowledge of ISO/IEC 17025 and TNI requirements in relation to environmental testing. Experience in relation to the environmental testing. Experience in relation to the environmental industry would be desirable.

 

In this role, you will have interaction with clients, Accreditation Bodies and will be responsible for advising operational colleagues of the importance of quality, accuracy and integrity in the provision of the environmental testing services we provide.

 

You will be involved in leading quality at a local level and will work closely with the Quality Manager to ensure that Element quality policies, processes and procedures are effectively implemented in Fort Wayne and its satellite locations.  As a quality leader within Element you will be capable of driving a culture of quality assurance and quality improvement, working closely with your operational colleagues and the wider Element quality community.

 

Responsibilities

  • Maintenance and scope extension of all accreditations (e.g. ISO/IEC 17025 and TNI), and any other regulatory requirements 
  • Implement and maintain the QMS, ensuring the necessary controls are in place to govern the inspection and testing undertaken
  • Effectively manage the day to day implementation of the QMS and support colleagues in its implementation
  • Prioritize activities to meet the needs of the business, colleagues and our customers
  • Embed and drive a culture of quality assurance and quality improvement in all parts of the laboratory operations
  • Ensure the continued fulfillment of customer expectations through the implementation of the QMS, e.g. through effective contact review, reporting and in communication with customers or approval bodies
  • Ensure that all accreditations are maintained and extended, as agreed with operational management and the Quality Manager, to service our customer base and retrain our competitive position as a leader in environmental testing
  • Assist in managing A2LA assessments, visits from and other regulatory bodies as required
  • Ensure that any findings from assessments are responded to in line with the Element established quality requirements and in the timeline and format dictated by the assessment bodies 
  • Establish and implement appropriate QA/QC programs to reduce the cost of poor quality and improve compliance to regulations, standards. company objectives and customer requirements
  • Ensure training in the electronic quality management system (eQMS) is effective and that colleagues implement the system across the facility
  • Drive and monitor the implementation of eQMS in Fort Wayne and satellite laboratoris ensuring, full usage of the available modules
  • Provide quality training to colleagues when onboarding and provide refresher training to existing colleagues
  • Implement method audits, system audits, and proficiency testing in line with the established schedule(s) and ensure these are maintained up to date
  • Maintain good working relationships with operational colleagues within Fort Wayne and satellite laboratories, and with the wider quality community

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in a scientific or engineering discipline, with ideally 5 years’ experience in environmental testing or a related environment 
  • Experience of working in an ISO / IEC 17025 environment is a prerequisite
  • Effective organizational and time management skills with the ability prioritize activities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in participating in quality investigations, undertaking root cause analysis, developing corrective action plans, and ensuring the effectiveness of actions undertaken
  • Requirement to keep up to date with changes in the quality landscape and maintain personal professional development
  • Ability to identify quality and technical problems and work with colleagues to determine effective and sustainable solutions
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues and work effectively as part of a team

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Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration business in the world.

 

We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.

 

Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.

 

Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.

 

We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

 

•           Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe.

•           Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing.

•           Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do.

•           Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers.

 

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY. We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.

 

All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 

 

Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com

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