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Jacobs EPA-RLS Quality Assurance Officer in RTP, North Carolina

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It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

  • Managing the QA program according to client and corporate objectives;

  • Monitoring, auditing, and reviewing QA systems, operations, and data for compliance;

  • Ensuring project personnel are familiar with the quality system and providing QA instruction and training when needed;

  • Tracking deliverables to ensure timely completion;

  • Developing procedures/processes to enhance the QA program;

  • Reviewing, approving, and distributing quality documents;

  • Maintaining central files of program quality documents;

  • Initiating development, review, and revision of the program Quality Management Plan;

  • Verifying subcontractor quality-related procedures and auditing activities;

  • Investigating quality problems, recommending corrective actions, and ensuring implementation of corrective actions;

  • Stopping work of inadequate quality until identified deficiencies are resolved;

  • Supporting and implementing corporate quality initiatives;

  • Developing and issuing reports to management on program QA status.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Minimum education requirements are BS/BA in engineering, biology, chemistry or other scientific field of study.

8+ years of experience in quality assurance / quality control in a laboratory environment.

Appropriate scientific experience is critical to provide effective reviews and audits, both in-house and in other facilities as needed.

Strong familiarity with ISO, TQM, Lean Six Sigma and\or other Quality Management System implementation is a must.

Must be well organized and able to work on various tasks simultaneously.

Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of personnel and be comfortable in a team setting.

A strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software is essential.

Ability to plan, conduct, and supervise projects of major significance which require advanced knowledge and the ability to originate and apply new and unique methods and procedures.

Ability to provide technical advice to research professionals, technicians, and administrative personnel.

Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. Ability to effectively document quality management plans, quality assurance project plans and standard operating procedures is essential.

Ability to effectively create training materials is essential. Must be able to give briefings and trainings to large and small groups.

Must be able to effectively gather, analyze, and report on quality metrics.

Experience with air sampling, modeling, laboratory analysis desirable.

Experience with Quality Assurance Project Plan writing and review desirable.

CQA, CQE certification desirable.

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position



% of Time

  • Lifting

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing)

  • Unusual physical requirements

  • High noise level

  • Other

  1. Candidate should be able to lift 35 pounds and climb stairs.

  2. Description of Work Environment



% of Time

  • Inside? Outside? Where

  • Combination of above

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they

  • Travel/transportation requirements

  • Other

  1. Limited travel will be required, likely less than 5% of time.

  2. Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks



% of Time

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?

  • Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?

  • Tools used in trade - which ones?

  • Other

  1. Work involves standard office machinery, and research equipment including analytical laboratory equipment, compressed gas cylinders, industrial furnaces, wind tunnels, dynamometers, and a variety of test chambers.

  2. Criticality of Attendance



% of Time

  • Overtime, regular days, off days

  • Shift, 2nd, 3rd

  • Necessity for regular attendance

  • Urgency for punctuality

The expectation is that the employee will work a 5-day work week on Monday through Friday, with schedules routinely beginning between 8-9 am. Regular attendance and punctuality are imperative.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.