New Vacancy Quality Control Officer - Qatar National Library

Sandra K. Montesinos smontesinos at QF.ORG.QA
Mon Aug 11 07:53:11 EDT 2014

Qatar National Library has a new opening for a Quality Control Officer position, if interested please send me your CV to Sandra Montesinos smontesinos at<mailto:smontesinos at>

Job Purpose:
The Quality Control Officer will administer the quality assurance system of all digitization projects and report on progress. The post holder will be responsible for creating Structural Metadata and will ensure standard. This position may coordinate with digitization project partners and supervise other quality control technicians to ensure quality control of the digitized images.

Key Result Areas

*         Supervise Quality Control technicians and other digitization technicians as needed.

*         Create and ensure all technical and structural metadata are accurate and meet standards.

*         Assign and monitor digitization jobs to operators using the workflow software.

*         The use of virtual proofing and conventional quality control procedures to ensure all digitize items conform to accurate image reproduction.

*         Ensures digitization operators use correct/latest procedures and practices.

*         Ensure all digitization equipment are calibrated with standard equipment and procedures.

*         Identifies and records all non-conformances within the defined digitization policies and procedures.

*         Performs Quality Control on digitized files.

*         Checks each job for number of files, file naming, color accuracy and bleeds, layers, color separations, resolution, cropping, skews, etc.

*         Create color profiles for special materials and ensures images are color profiled correctly.

*         Proofreads all jobs for OCR accuracy.

*         Develop and test Arabic OCR

*         Provides feedback to digitization operators so that errors can be corrected where they originate.

*         Trains digitization operators on the various software applications and calibration tools available to them.

*         Keep abreast of developments, trends and issues in areas of responsibility

*         Participate in team work and committees as needed

*         Perform miscellaneous duties and conduct special projects as assigned

*         Familiarize, understand and implement QF health, safety, and environment policy, procedures, legal regulations and objectives applicable to areas of responsibility.

*         Ensures coordination with HSE department in implementing, monitoring and reviewing of HSE performance to ensure work under his/her control is performed in a safe, healthy and environmentally sound manner.

*         This position includes, but is not limited to, other duties as required and defined by the scope, purpose, and spirit of the institution and are not always indicative of the title and grade of the position

Job Requirements

*         Bachelor's degree in Media or other relevant subject

*         Minimum 4 years of experience in Digitization projects.

*         Expert skills in imaging software's such as using Adobe Master Suite (Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, LightRoom].

*         The ability to create and fine tune color profiles for monitors, scanners and printers using specialized profile editing software's.

*         Working experience to calibrate monitor, scanner and printers using professional calibration tools.

*         Working experience of XML and other compatible programimg languages used in Digitization

*         Experience in Digitization Workflow management tools.

*         Working experience in creation of metadata in METS, METS/ALTO, EAD and MODS

*         Familiarity with X-Rite, Epson and Kodak Approval proofing devices

*         Working knowledge with OCR software's such as AbbyFine Reade, Sakhr or any other Arabic OCR software

*         High attention to detail and accuracy

*         Candidate must be flexible and team oriented

*         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment handling multiple tasks and tight deadlines

*         Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills

*         Excellent communication skills Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively with teams.

*         Strong communication and presentation skills

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