ISO 17025 Quality Manager

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.
Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Lenham Heath, Kent
Dates that interviews will take place
week commencing 3rd December 2018
£35,000 - 40,000
Summary of vacancy

Experienced in an UKAS accredited Laboratory? Then you can help create a greener UK. A greener, more environmentally-friendly UK is possible – and we’re making it happen.

Derwentside Environmental Testing Services (DETS) specialise in carrying out analytical services in sectors such as environmental, construction, waste, fuel and engineering industries. DETS take pride in providing high quality services to an accredited environment (UKAS 17025 standards) and over the years they have seen significant year on year growth and market penetration in the above sectors.

As a result of continued growth and expansion, DETS are currently looking for an experienced Quality Manager to join our team.

About the role

As a Quality Manager at DETS, a part of SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, you’ll be part of a team that provides a holistic service in the water industry. We are committed to helping customers reduce their impact on the environment and maximising the return on their investments.

This role is a permanent role working 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday.

What will I be doing?

  • In the absence of the Directors, will ensure the smooth running of the business both in quality and operationally.
  • Line Management responsibilities for the Deputy Quality Manager
  • Main Company contact for UKAS.
  • Compilation and authorisation of the Company Quality Manual, ensuring the requirements of the manual and International Standards are met on a day to day basis.
  • Ensure document control of controlled documentation is maintained.
  • Planning and initiation of audits and reviews.
  • Manage and expand the current scope of accreditation.
  • Coordinate Company’s participation in external proficiency testing schemes.
  • Investigating and reporting on non-conforming work, keeping fully documented and traceable data. Often communicating directly with the clients.
  • Understand the statistical analysis required to evaluate method validation, measure of uncertainty and other quality control tools.
  • Act as a catalyst for quality improvements across the company.
  • Applicants must be qualified to Degree in an appropriate discipline.

What are the requirements?

Applicants must have a minimum of five years operational experience of testing in a similar field to the Laboratory, preferably in a supervisory capacity. Knowledge of UKAS requirements and regulations and Quality Management Systems are preferred. Strong understanding of statistics

Our approach

With a raft of benefits, family-friendly policies and excellent remuneration packages, there’s never been a better time to join SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions. We are proud of our fantastic opportunities for personal growth and development, as we continue to build and grow our forward thinking company and you could play a key part in our success.

A friendly and supportive place that you will love to work, we believe creativity, clear communication and our drive for excellence are the keys to our success. We have an open and inclusive culture, focussed on quality, delivery, ownership, leadership and a working environment based on trust and mutual respect for all. 

If you share our passion for the environment and our thinking – and have the qualities we’re looking for – you could play a big part in our dedicated team.

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions are an equal opportunities employer.

To apply, please complete the application form and attach your CV.

** No Agencies Please **


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This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.