Utah State University

Quality Control Manager

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/5/2021 2:01 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Animal Dairy & Veterinary Sciences
Advertised Salary
Minimum $45,000, commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences at Utah State University is seeking a Quality control manager (Lab Manager) for the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UVDL). Incumbents ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the laboratory and the safe use and maintenance of equipment and facilities.



Quality manager:

  • Oversee all quality control documents, including standard operating procedures from the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHL
  • Maintain the laboratory's quality management software
  • Ensure all laboratory testing performed is done within established procedures
  • Oversee internal audits
  • Prepare for and successfully complete audits by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD)
  • Direct preventative and corrective actions
  • Ensure laboratory participation in requisite proficiency tests

Ensure laboratory participation in requisite proficiency tests

  • Receive, login, and distribute laboratory samples
  • Oversee ordering and distribution of tuberculin to veterinary practitioners
  • Answer client inquiries
  • Other tasks as necessary

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with quality control/quality assurance principals
  • Basic computing skills including word processing and use of spreadsheets
  • Excellent communicator
  • Work well with others


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Science or equivalent/comparable degree
  • Two years of quality management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in a science related field
  • Documented advanced QA training and certification.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Contacts for three professional references to be included at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile 
  3. Cover Letter to be to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application. 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $45,000, commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The UVDL is fully accredited by AAVLD and a member of NAHLN.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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