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Quality Officer (12 month FTC)

Job Title: Quality Officer
Location: Letchworth (moving to Bedford mid-late 2018)
Type: Full-time, 12-month fixed term contract
Salary: up to £25k

About RPS Laboratory Services:

RPS Laboratories are part of the RPS Group, an international multi-disciplinary consultancy. We pride ourselves on our high level of customer care and the quality of our varied and diverse services.

We are an ISO 17025 accredited, fast-paced analytical commercial lab. Using state of the art instrumentation, we provide bespoke analytical testing services across a wide-range of different compounds and matrices, including pesticide residues in food and crops and detection of emerging pollutants in water and soil.

We are moving from Letchworth later this year to a brand-new site in Bedford.

The Job:
• Provide support to the Quality Manager to ensure that all aspects of the Quality Management System are adhered to within the laboratory.
• Monitor and assess routine laboratory quality checks and calibrations, including, but not limited to calibrations of pipettes, balances, suitability checks on new reagents and consumables.
• Coordinate induction to all new personnel, providing laboratory training, as required.
• Ensuring training records are accurate and updated.
• Monitor and maintain register for suppliers and subcontractors and associated activities.
• Monitor and maintain the equipment inventory and associated activities.
• Monitor and maintain Proficiency Testing documentation and logs.
• Assist the Quality Manager in investigating quality system failures and conducting internal audits.
• Ensure all Quality documentation is followed, adhered to and maintained in-line with procedures developed by the Quality Manager.

The skills/experience you will need are:

• Chemistry Degree or Quality-based qualification or qualified by experience.
• Prior experience of working in an analytical laboratory.
• Understanding of Quality Control/Quality Assurance processes and their importance within a laboratory environment.
• Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
• An understanding of the technical issues involved in working in an analytical laboratory.
• Prior experience of working in an accredited laboratory (ISO17025, GLP etc.).
• Knowledge of LIMS systems is an advantage.

What we will give you:

RPS offers you a salary of up to £25k and a career working with a talented team of experts in a friendly, supportive and innovative environment.

Our benefits include:

• 24 days holiday + bank holidays
• Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year
• Company pension scheme
• Group disability scheme
• Share incentive scheme
• Life assurance
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Health screening
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Professional Membership

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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