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Element Materials Technology Quality Administrator in Bothell, Washington


Element has an opportunity for a Quality Administrator is to assist the Divisional Quality Manager in creating, implementing, and maintaining the quality management system that meets ISO/IEC 17025.

General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories, A2LA – American Association for Laboratory Accreditation requirements, ISTA- International Safe Transit Association Requirements as well as all Element policies, procedures, and requirements while fostering a quality culture within the company.


  • Responsible to support the maintenance and monitoring of the Quality Management System (e.g. maintain AVL, External Document List, NCR Log and follow-up process, etc)

  • Responsible for the record and document control aspects of the Quality Management System (policies, procedures, forms, instructions, and Cal Recall System – Asset Management System)

  • In conjunction with the Divisional Quality Manager and the Department Managers, coordinate, implement, document, and verify employee training to include the New Employee Onboarding Training

  • Support the interim audits, vendor audits, and assist Divisional Quality Manager with audits and accreditation activities conducted by outside agencies (Element clients, A2LA, etc.)

  • Work directly with departments to enforce quality requirements by conducting and reporting Test Method Audits, Test Activity Audits, and Quality Checks

  • Review and approve calibration records and test reports

  • Support the Root Cause, Corrective Action, and Audit processes for Non-Conformances and Out of Tolerance (OOT) conditions

  • Assume Deputy Quality Manager role in the absence of the Divisional Quality Manager.

  • Perform other related duties as required

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field from a four year college or university plus one to two years of related experience and/or training

  • Experience working with Quality Management systems (i.e. ISO 17025)

  • Self-disciplined and self-motivated

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Ability to remain calm when faced with mounting pressure related to deadlines and multiple priorities

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills to meet a variety of communication needs

  • Good interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect

  • Ability to interface with clients to determine their needs and provide a satisfactory outcome

  • Occasional travel to other labs as needed

This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services. U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or U.S. Government export authorization is required. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the employer obtaining the necessary export authorization, including, if required, an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, or other applicable government agency.

Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration business in the world.

We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.

Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.

Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.

We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe

  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing

  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do

  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY. We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.

All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

ID 2019-3376