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COVID Vaccine Mandate for Los Alamos National Laboratory

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory teleworking and on-site employees, on-site students, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law.

NNSA Supplemental </em><i><a href="https://directives.nnsa.doe.gov/supplemental-directive/sd-0206-0002" id="LPlnk523380">Directive 206.2 </a></i><em>. </em><em>Please note t
d circumstances. See <a href="https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/400-series/0472.2-BOrder-chg1-pgchg">DOE Order 472.2 </a>for additional infor
ease refer to Policy <a href="https://int.lanl.gov/policy/documents/P701.pdf">Policy P701 </a>for applicant eligib
ase send an email to <a>applyhelp@lanl.gov </a>or call 1-505-665-44

Job Information


What You Will Do

Do you want to be part of an energetic, high performing team; working on challenges and deliverables that ensure national security? Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution with the brightest minds in the world and unparalleled technology and equipment. Production Agency Quality ensures that all products in the Weapons Production Directorate meet or exceed all quality requirements.

As a Continuous Improvement Analyst you will lead and conduct continuous improvement (CI) initiatives based upon standard CI frameworks and projects (e.g., Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma, 5S, etc.) in collaboration with various quality teams in the Production Agency Quality (PAQ) Division. You will support PAQ through strategic initiatives involving CI and act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for applying CI methodologies and tools (e.g., A3, PDCA, VSM, etc.). You will provide consultation for process improvements in manufacturing process areas, including: requirements development and management, metrics coordination and analysis, quality assurance oversight, nonconformance and corrective actions coordination, project monitoring and control, and organizational training. You will analyze existing process flows and layouts to determine effective and efficient process options, initiate process improvement projects based on those analyses, and solve root cause issues to prevent problem recurrence. Project status updates and recommendations will be communicated to PAQ management, highlighting items requiring appropriate escalation. Lastly, you will help cultivate a culture of continuous improvement across all levels of the organization by developing and supporting the necessary framework and tool deployment to create change.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Quality Standards: Expert-level knowledge and experience applying quality assurance regulatory, contractual, and technical documents, i.e., DOE Order 414.1D, 10 CRF 830, Weapons Quality Policy (NAP-401.1), and NQA-1.

Quality Assurance: Demonstrated experience identifying areas of process improvement and executing CI projects to completion. Expert-level knowledge of quality concepts and principles, quality assurance, and quality management system practices. Experience performing quality assessments, surveillances, and/or audits in areas of manufacturing quality and facilitating external oversight.

Customer Service: Proven record of working closely with customers to define expectations and mutual responsibilities.

Communication: Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and communication skills, as evidenced by internal and external interactions; oral presentations and report writing; negotiating, influencing, conflict resolution, and consensus building. Proven experience working constructively and effectively with personnel from different organizations at all levels.

Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the position. At this level, post graduate course work may be expected.

Desired Qualifications:

Weapons Manufacturing: Demonstrated knowledge of quality and manufacturing principles. Knowledge of and experience in weapons systems, weapons manufacturing, production, and design operations and practices.

Certification: A recognized, relative industry certification in Six Sigma, Lean, or quality assurance such as ASQ’s CQA, CQE, CMQ/OE or Six Sigma Belt certification.

Clearance: Active DOE Q Clearance and HRP Certification highly desirable.

Collaboration: Experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary team including technicians, engineers, administrative staff, etc.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine :

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, submit a comprehensive resume reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Martinez, Loren Urban
Email lmartinez@lanl.gov
Work Telephone 505-412-0165
Vacancy Name: IRC93091
Organization Name PAQ-2/Production Quality Assurance
Minimum Salary 103500
Maximum Salary 172800
Req ID: IRC93091
Category: Quality Assurance