Los Alamos National Laboratory Document Configuration Management Quality Analyst (Quality Assurance Analyst 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Weapon Product Definition (W-11) Group is looking for a quality assurance analyst (QAA) to support all aspects of quality assurance related to document configuration management (DCM) for weapon production definition. The successful candidate will report directly to the DCM Team Leader and W-11 Weapon Product Definition Group Leader. Additionally, the position requires interaction with system engineers to develop and manage documentation. The primary role of a W-11 QAA employee is to ensure that all documents related to the nuclear weapons programs are current, accurate, and complete for a given weapon system.
The selected candidate must be able to operate independently, and must exercise individual initiative to demonstrate successful completion of assigned tasks. This position collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams consisting of: system engineers, physicists, technicians, and designers. The successful candidate must possess strong personal leadership and teamwork skills. In order to effectively meet customer deadlines, flexibility is a required. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate that he/she can work on multiple tasks for numerous customers with changing priorities. Other relevant skills include experience coordinating the formal release process for all weapon design definition, and using an electronic data management tool for regular access to the electronic database on the secure network. Additionally, this position will take an active role in mentoring less experienced DCM team members. The successful applicant will ensure the alignment of equivalent quality assurance (QA) work conducted by the Engineering Authorization Quality Assurance team and Product Definition Liaison representatives to effectively support W-Division groups and customers.
This posting is under the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Engineering (ALDW).
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Quality Assurance Experience
Experience in QA processing documents. Additional experience to include: ensuring results, materials, processes, and final products that meet quality-specific specifications, and completion according to established requirements. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in editorial review to include: proofreading, grammar, spelling, punctuation, accuracy, and attention to detail with a high level of accuracy when reviewing technical documents, diagrams, drawing, and parts-lists.
Experience with relevant software applications, spreadsheets, word processing, and product data management tools. Demonstrated experience in management of classified and/or unclassified materials, and electronic media. Demonstrated experience with configuration management and quality control pertaining to procedures related to quality, data gathering and analysis, cause and corrective action determination, and process improvement activities.
Experience making independent decisions within area of responsibility. Experience collaborating with LANL management, integrating efforts between teams, and directing customers to resources, procedures, and appropriate capabilities. Demonstrated experience guiding configuration management efforts from conception through approval, release, and distribution. Experience in effectively supporting multiple high-level deliverables and/or assignments in a timely manner.
Communication and Teamwork
Experience building strong customer relations, adhering to security requirements and definitions, especially in regards to protection of LANL technologies, products, and related documentation. Proven experience in clear and concise oral and written communication.
Experience leading and guiding others through the LANL QA policies, reviews, and processes. Experience mentoring others at equivalent or lower level. Experience interacting within a large team, with technical staff, and supporting customers from diverse backgrounds to ensure high-quality service.
Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, post-graduate course work may be expected.
Extensive knowledge of configuration management, including CMII change control requirements, as well as NNSA Orders, and guidelines for configuration management
Demonstrated expertise in management of classified materials and electronic media.
Experience in the development and implementation of electronic systems for support of CM processing as mandated by DOE QC-1 and LANL requirements
Active Q -Clearance, or ability to obtain active Q-Clearance
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must submit a resume and comprehensive cover letter addressing each key requirement of this position.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Vaccination Requirement :
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 . 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 maternity 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)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Maestas, Megan Sue Shannon
Vacancy Name: IRC90196
Organization Name Weapons Product Definition
Minimum Salary 71000
Maximum Salary 112700
Req ID: IRC90196
Category: Quality Assurance