For more than 50 years, Q-Lab Corporation has been a global provider of material durability testing products. Our products and services are used to test coatings, plastics, automotive, personal care, roofing, inks, textiles, pharmaceutical, packaging and sealants. Q-Lab is a growth-oriented and stable company who has earned a strong reputation for outstanding product design, innovation and uncompromising levels of quality and safety.

Q-Lab has been named one of Northeast Ohio's best places to work by The Cleveland Plain Dealer for the sixth time.

Top Work Places

These goals are achieved through the efforts of our employees and in return we offer:

  • A proven track record of success
  • An excellent compensation package + bonus
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription, Life Insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Strong team member-oriented company culture
  • Friendly working atmosphere
  • Fast-paced environment

Q-Lab is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or disabled or Vietnam-era veteran status.

Careers Listing

Quality Manager (Homestead, FL)

Posted: 6/4/2020

About our Company

Q-Lab Test Services is based in Homestead, FL with testing laboratories in Florida, Germany, and China. We also have outdoor test sites in Florida, Arizona, and Ohio. We test products and materials in natural and simulated environments to determine weathering and corrosion resistance and durability. All of our sites and labs are accredited to ISO 17025.

Position Overview

This management position is responsible for all aspects of our Quality System at all Test Services sites.  You will be responsible for management and implementation of the ISO 17025 Quality System, ensuring continuous improvement.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage, control and continuously improve the implementation of all aspects of the ISO 17025 international standard to maintain compliance to the standard while ensuring customer requirements are continuously met
  • Provide overall direction, guidance, awareness training and interpretation on ISO 17025 quality standards to internal users to ensure the requirements are clearly understood and implemented
  • Coordinate external customers and 3rd Party audits with key personnel to ensure audits are seamless, with minimal disruption to daily operations
  • Assist in the development of internal calibration procedures and determine calibration uncertainties for these procedures
  • Lead investigations of root causes and corrective actions for resolution to customer audit findings, complaints, internal audits findings and test non-conformances are answered in a timely manner
  • Develop and provide appropriate quality related training programs to personnel whose work affects quality
  • Manage and control documents, records, internal audits, calibration program, supplier approval, nonconforming events and corrective actions and risk evaluation in conformance to all applicable international standards
  • Manage, maintain and implement the internal audit program to ensure audits are scheduled, performed and reported in a timely manner, including corrective action write-up, verifying effectiveness and closure
  • Promote leadership and guidance in maintaining an open communication process throughout Test Services to benefit the customer and the company
  • Document complaints and communicate with customers to determine their issues and provide updates on remediation
  • Perform additional assigned duties as requested by the Managing Director and Director of Operations
  • Maintain good working relationships with all personnel, departments, customers and suppliers

Education & Requirements

  • Must have extensive knowledge, understanding and implementation of ISO 17025
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, leadership skills, technical skills and basic human resource skills to manage interactions in a small to medium sized company.
  • BS (or higher) in a related scientific field preferred
  • 2+ years’ experience managing a department in a laboratory
  • 5+ years’ experience with ISO 17025 requirements
  • Formal qualifications as a Quality Manager, Internal Auditor or Quality Engineer (or equivalents) are preferred, but may be acquired on the job
  • ISO 9001, ISO 17025 certified Internal Auditor and/or Lead Auditor are preferred, but may be acquired on the job


  • Experience with plastics and/or coatings industry


  • Proficient computer and Microsoft Office user with intermediate to advanced abilities
  • Advanced skills with Excel and Word required
  • Strong investigative skills, to determine root causes of non-conforming events
  • Comprehension of technical/quality instructions, standards, customer specifications and correspondence
  • Excellent communication abilities with customers, management and employees
  • Requires extensive knowledge of quality systems and general understanding of testing, materials and business operations
  • A considerable degree of tact and diplomacy is necessary to effectively interface with all levels of personnel within the company; requires original and independent thinking in new and often undefined areas
  • Requires considerable reasoning abilities
  • Ability to deal with technical problems individually or as a team in a professional manner
  • Strong understanding of statistics and probabilities, especially as applied to testing and calibration methods

Travel Requirements

  • You will be required to travel to all the accredited locations for internal or external audits as needed. International travel to Germany and China.

Technical Service Representative (Homestead, FL)

Posted: 6/13/2019

Is helping customers solve problems your passion? Are you looking for an opportunity where you can provide solutions and achieve results? We are seeking a confident, scientific-minded Technical Service Representative to act as the first point of contact for our customers. This role will respond to customer requests, determine the best test methods for their materials, produce proposals for the testing programs and finally explain the process to the customer. 

As a member of our Test Services team, you will consult with customers about their testing needs and respond to technical questions while delivering a high level of customer satisfaction. This is an excellent opportunity to join our company, to grow with us and share in our success.

What you will be doing:

·         Communicate with customers both verbally and in writing

·         Determine the best course of action for potential users of our service

·         Write proposals for natural and accelerated weathering tests

·         Follow up on proposals requested but not received

·         Customer education and test program setup

·         Host visits to the testing facility

·         Assist with other sales contacts as necessary

·         Enter miscellaneous events into client contact database

·         Other tasks as necessary or required


What we are looking for:

·         Scientific background or affinity is required
Minimum Associate’s degree in a science or technology field, or equivalent experience can be demonstrated

·         Previous experience in a Customer Service position is preferred

·         Must be able to explain technical concepts at a variety of levels (technical to non-technical)
Have a good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel

·         Capable of developing  fluency in relevant technical concepts

·         Skill in written and verbal communication is a must
Must be detailed and excellent at documentation

·         Fluency in written and spoken English required

·         Additional fluency in Mandarin Chinese or German preferred, but not required

·         Work with the Technical Services Coordinator to coordinate sales follow up efforts

·         Ability to interact with customers over the telephone or through written e-mails

·         Coordinate with lab managers to determine test and report information



Must Haves:

·         Confidence, not ego

·         Mission of Service to our clients and co-workers

·         A doer not a procrastinator- Get it done attitude

·         Burning desire to learn

·         Honesty


All the Extras:

·         A casual, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere

·         A big business footprint, but small business family culture

·         A proven track record of success

·         Stability

·         Retirement Savings (401K)

·         Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays

·         Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Voluntary Life Insurance

·         Company Paid LTD, STD and Life Insurance 

·         Excellent Compensation

For more than 50 years, Q-Lab Corporation has been a global provider of material durability testing products. Our products and services are used to test coatings, plastics, automotive, personal care, roofing, inks, textiles, pharmaceutical, packaging and sealants. Q-Lab is a growth-oriented and stable company who has earned a strong reputation for outstanding product design, innovation and uncompromising levels of quality and safety.


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Q-Lab Phone Numbers

USA: +1-440-835-8700
Florida & Arizona Test Services: +1-305-245-5600
UK/Europe: +44-1204-861616
Germany: +49-681-857470
China: +86-21-5879-7970

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