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Quality Manager

Employer
Murray State University
Location
Hopkinsville, KY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

20240032EX

Job Title:

Quality Manager

About Murray State:

Located in the West Kentucky region, Murray State University is a public, comprehensive University which offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. Learn more about Careers at Murray State University.

About Murray State Benefits:

Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, generous paid holidays, vacation, sick, and paid parental leave, as well as many other benefit offerings. Please refer to the Murray State Benefits page for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employment/Diversity Information:

Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Hopkinsville, KY

Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Exempt (Monthly)

Department:

Breathitt Veterinary Center

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversees the Quality Management System, Safety, and Biosecurity programs of a Level 1 National Animal Health Laboratory. Ensures compliance with American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and International Organization of Standardization (ISO) requirements as well as specific requirements required for compliance with specific State and Federal testing programs.

  • Develops and implements quality policies and procedures at the organizational level to meet AAVLD and ISO 17025 accreditation standards required of a Level 1 NAHLN laboratory.
  • Responsible for maintaining and enhancing the Quality Document Management Software program.
  • Serves as the Biosafety Officer of the laboratory and is responsible for insuring compliance with University and Industry Standards in biosafety and biosecurity. Is responsible for maintaining the biosafety training program within the organization and ensuring compliance of employees.
  • Reviews Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions developed at the section level to ensure compliance to accreditation and organizational requirements and laboratory procedures.
  • Leads annual quality audits to ensure the laboratory is meeting accuracy, timeliness, and capacity requirements. Organizes, trains internal auditors and manages annual internal audits for each section.
  • Assists Section Heads to ensure standardized and validated procedures are available and are being followed by laboratory technicians during diagnostic testing.
  • Lead safety/quality related training seminars as well as committees to ensure continued compliance to standards.
  • Reviews records indicating potential non-conformities and engages Section Heads and technicians to efficiently resolve identified issues.
  • Reviews training documents at the section level to ensure individual training records are being routinely updated as proficiency testing and ongoing competency training is completed.
  • Reviews equipment records to ensure compliance with quality checks and calibration. Responsible for organization calibration of common use laboratory equipment such as pipettes and thermometers.
  • Assists Director in the Accreditation Process, which includes maintain required accreditation documentation.
  • Using internal data, generates reports as required for MSU and HSOA.
  • Generates reports of internal incidents and data as requested by the Director.
  • Generates reports and studies using internal data for the Office of the State Veterinarian (SAHO), the State Public Health Veterinarian and the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Veterinarian.
  • Participates in after hours on call program as scheduled.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Two years of experience in which quality assurance (accreditation and compliance) was the primary role.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, supervisory, multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; ability to troubleshoot deficiencies, identify corrective actions, evaluate new processes and materials/equipment, implement plans, and develop preventive actions.
  • Ability to plan and make decisions with minimal instruction or supervision.
  • Advanced experience utilizing Microsoft’s Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Specialized training and experience in quality assurance/quality control is preferred.

Work Hours:

  • Included in after hours rotation, which may require working on some weekends or holidays.

Minimum Salary:

$55,000

Maximum Salary:

$60,000

Posting Date:

05/02/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by May 20, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Organization

For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

 

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List

 

 

Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.

 

The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

Company info
Website
Telephone
(270) 809-2146
Location
412 Sparks Hall
Murray
KY
42071
US

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