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Quality Assurance Specialist I

Company Description  

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world. 

Job Description  


A Quality Assurance Technician is needed in fast paced contract testing laboratory to perform the functions of data review and maintaining and implementation of quality system.  


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Responsible for the quality system and its implementation.

  • Functions independent from the laboratory operations where QA oversight is provided.

  • Evaluate data objectively and perform assessments without outside influence. 

  • Maintains knowledge of NELAC, ISO, GMP, and other quality systems as required by clients and regulatory authorities.

  • Maintains general knowledge of analytical methods for which data review is performed.

  • Maintain copies of all Standard Operating Procedures, Forms, and Work Instructions and determine that no deviations are made without proper authorization and documentation.

  • Final Review and Approval of Analytical Records.

  • If requested, review final reports to assure the reported results accurately reflect the raw data.

  • Responsible for out of specification investigations, corrective actions, and non-conformances.

  • Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Graduated from a recognized four-year college with specialization in science

  • However, professional experience in chemistry or quality control may be substituted on a year for year basis for the desired education




  • Language Skills: Ability to understand and communicate with coworkers with vocabulary knowledge of general laboratory equipment and analytical units.

  • Mathematical Skills: Basic skills needed for data analysis

  • Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate skill needed

  • Computer Skills: Ability to use basic word processing, email and spreadsheet programs

  • High level of detail needed for this job. 


  • Travels up to 5% of time. Some travel might be international. 


  • Analytical Balances,

  • Micropipettes



Physical/Sensory Demands Frequency Requirements:

  • Desk Job/Sitting – Frequently

  • Walking around laboratory and sample receipt - Partial

Vision Requirement:

  • No special vision requirements other than the ability to see color

Auditory Requirements:

  • No special auditory requirements

  • Environmental Conditions Requirements:

  • Work near moving mechanical pats - Frequently

  • Fumes or airborne particles - Occasionally

  • Toxic or caustic chemicals - Frequently

  • Vibration - Occasionally

  • Bio-hazard - Occasionally

    Noise level:

  • Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

  • Loud (examples: metal can manufacture department, large earth-moving equipment)



Additional Information  

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status a s a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will receive a call back. Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information, but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability. 

Full time
Salary Range
$53,000.00 - 86,000.00
per Year
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Harrisburg, PA 17124, US