Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Assurance Analyst 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Production Liaison Group (W-8) of the Weapon Systems Engineering Division is looking for a quality assurance analyst to serve at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) duty station. The position will lead Engineering Authorizations (EA) tracking (to meet production priorities and milestones), Defense Programs Business Process System (DPBPS) quality document reviews (for compliance with NAP401.1A, Product Realization, and 6.X Process), and monitor electronic data (to ensure proper data are being collected and stored). The position requires the selected candidate to work closely with W-8 Production Liaison (PL) personnel, W-11 EA personnel, ALDW-DAQ personnel, various groups within W, Q, and E Divisions; and production agency (PA) counterparts. Work is in a highly variable environment that requires close cooperation, adaptability, de-escalation of conflict techniques, and taking initiative in completing tasks. This position will require regular access to the electronic database and secure network. The selected candidate will serve as the point of contact (POC) for DA/PA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Agreements, quality reviews, and maintain the component list database. The position will assist Technical Leads with GE Documents, HRP records, TLD badge tracking, and training (at respective PA).
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Quality Assurance Experience
Advanced knowledge of and experience with Defense Programs Business Process System (DPBPS), LANL Design Agency (DA), and Weapon System Engineering policies, procedures and best practices.Thorough understanding of Production Qualification procedures, checklists, and templates. Advanced knowledge and experience in technical editorial review to include proofreading, grammar, spelling, punctuation, accuracy, and attention to detail with high level of accuracy when reviewing technical documents, diagrams, drawings and component lists. Advanced experience in preparing and maintaining the manufacturing summaries (by program) for definition changes, significant process upsets, and exceptions/deviations. Advanced experience preparing engineering evaluation (EE) data packages, and program build records/books.
Advanced experience with relevant software applications, spreadsheets, and word tools. Demonstrated expertise in management of classified materials and electronic media. Advanced experience with procedures related to quality, data gathering and analysis, cause and corrective action determination, and process improvement activities. Advanced experience with configuration management (e.g. upload documents generated from data mining, reference documents, program build records/books, surveillance data, NDE reports, and SFI data collection) and quality control. Advanced experience preparing and maintaining the qualification evaluation releases (QER) and re-evaluation notices (REN) schedule (by program). Demonstrated experience inventorying and digitizing safes.
Successful experience making independent decisions within area of responsibility. Advanced experience in effectively supporting multiple high-level deliverables and/or assignments in a timely manner.
Communication and Teamwork
Demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships. In depth knowledge of security requirements and definitions, especially in regards to nuclear weapons technologies, components, and protection of related documentation. Demonstrated ability to communicate concisely and clearly, both orally and in writing.
Experience leading and guiding others through data mining, quality reviews, and processes. Proven ability to mentor others. Proven experience with leading team assignments and interactions with PA counterparts to ensure deliverables are realized.
Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Experience with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio
Experience with Product Realization Teams (PRT)
Experience with PRIME
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.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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.
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 472.2for 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.
Contact Name Thomas, Kristin Sue
Vacancy Name: IRC85094
Organization Name W-8/Production Liaison
Minimum Salary 85400
Maximum Salary 139600
Req ID: IRC85094
Category: Quality Assurance