The Accreditation Specialist’s primary responsibility is managing the processes of the Laboratory Accreditation Programs. It requires the ability to act as a liaison for technical questions, interpreting technical data and results, and excellent customer service. This position will report to Manager, Quality Systems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Update and maintain accurate electronic files on each participating laboratory, including ongoing data entry of accreditation records in data management software;
Process and review applications for accreditation;
Track information related to application review and site assessment;
Distribute, assign, and manage site assessments;
Perform quality review and pertinent updates of accreditation documents;
Communicate with new and existing accredited laboratory participants regarding the accreditation process and performance status;
Interact with various internal and external stakeholders, including AAB, TAP, Site Assessors;
Provide exemplary outreach and assistance to new/existing customers
Assist in compiling, transmitting, and tracking the monthly Analytical Accrediation Board (AAB) ballot;
Liaison with the Meetings Department for planning and organization of annual volunteer orientation, training meetings, evaluations, and internal audits;
Maintain and follow AIHA-LAP, LLC Quality Systems Procedures (QSPs) and Work Instructions (WIs) for handling the administration of the accreditation programs;
Perform duties in compliance with the relevant policy modules and ISO/IEC Standards and any appropriate external program requirements
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in physical or biological science
Experience working in a laboratory or office setting
Project Management experience
Experience with various office programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Database Management, etc.)
To Truly Excel, You Will Have:
An ability to interpret technical data, process results, and communicate result reports.
Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, follow-through, and the ability to multi-task
Be a quick learner who isn’t afraid of technology
Be able to work independently, manage groups of volunteers and co-workers, and establish/meet deadlines
Limited travel is anticipated for this position.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits
AIHA offers comprehensive health, dental and vision benefits partially funded by the organization. We also offer a 401(k) match, FSA, Life & AD&D, STD, LTD, flexible scheduling, telecommute options, and paid: holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave. AIHA believes in developing our employees so we provide professional development opportunities (internally and externally) and tuition reimbursement.
Internal Number: AH132
Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization serving professionals dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and confirmation of environmental stressors in or arising from the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community.
About AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC
AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC is a third-party, internationally-recognized accreditation body. Our accreditation programs include: industrial hygiene, food, environmental lead, environmental microbiology, and unique scopes. Accreditation is granted to any laboratory satisfying AIHA LAP, LLC requirements for accreditation.