Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Assurance Engineer 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The selected candidate will participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of processes, procedures, and applications contributing to the overall objective of sustaining an effective engineering, procurement, and construction Quality Management System. The individual will participate in nonconformance reporting and corrective action processes. The selected candidate will lead, coordinate, and/or conduct audits and surveillance of quality-affecting engineering, procurement, construction, and ancillary project work. The selected candidate will take day-to-day direction from an assigned, sub-project specific QA Lead.

The selected candidate will report directly to the QPA-IQ Group Leader and will be deployed to the Principal Associate Directorate for Capital Projects to support the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) project. On project, the selected candidate reports directly to the Quality Assurance Manager.

The selected candidate will be expected to review and assist in preparing procurement documentation germane to quality assurance and quality engineering requirements.

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Quality Assurance Engineer 2 will:

  • Resolve a diverse range of complex problems.

  • Oversee the implementation project level quality assurance plans and procedures

  • Develop action plans for conditions adverse to quality and evaluate the effectiveness of corrective actions.

  • Maintain documentation of traceability of quality assurance requirements to implementing documents.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Working knowledge and application of 10 CFR 830 Subpart A, DOE Order 414.1D, national consensus standard ASME NQA-1—2008/ASME NQA-1a-2009 Addenda to ASME NQA-1 – 2008, and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulatory Guide Series or quality assurance work experience germane to high value, safety significant construction/start-up projects.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction QA activities supporting procurement and engineering products, including Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD) surveys and application of graded approach in an NQA-1 environment.

  • Working technical knowledge of the application of engineering, procurement, and construction practices sufficient to comprehend specified QA requirements for these disciplines.

  • Demonstrated experience participating in and supporting quality assessments, surveillance, and/or audits.

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to ensure quality assurance requirements are met during the design, bid, build, and start-up of nuclear, non-nuclear, high-, moderate, and low-hazard facilities and equipment.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret various physical, mechanical, and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, specifications, and schematics.

  • Working knowledge and experience developing and tracking corrective actions to completion in a structured system.

  • Currently or previously Lead Auditor qualified and/or recognized as a Certified Quality Auditor from a recognized professional organization such as American Society for Quality.

  • Working experience researching, interpreting, and implementing federal regulations and national standards.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrated experience interacting and effectively communicating with all levels of project and client personnel.

  • Proven record of customer focused success and participating in cross-organizational teams to solve complex problems.

  • Facilitates collaboration and coordination to solve complex institutional performance challenges.

  • Proven ability to plan, prioritize, and schedule work to ensure completion in accordance with requirements, deadlines, and budget.

Desired Skills:

  • Working experience researching and evaluating complex technical information related to laboratory construction and operation.

  • Experience as an M&O; contractor for the Department of Energy (DOE) and/or Department of Defense (DoD)

  • Experience interacting and coordinating discussions, responses, negotiations, and inspections with regulatory agency and government representatives.

Education:BS degree in engineering, quality assurance, industrial systems engineering, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Notes to Applicants(If needed)

In addition to the resume, please provide a detailed cover letter addressing the required criteria.

Additional Details:

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. See DOE 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.

Term position: Regular-status Laboratory employees applying for term-status positions may retain regular status with approval of the cognizant Principle Associate Director.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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 regards 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.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Quality and Performance Assurance Division (QPA) provides contractor assurance, institutional quality assurance (QA), performance management, and independent assessment services to customers throughout the Laboratory.

The Institutional Quality (IQ) group supports the Laboratory by assisting organizations ensure quality work is executed consistently and effectively across the institution. The IQ mission is to integrate quality requirements into processes, validate that policies and programs meet regulatory and customer requirements and expectations, and develop/manage electronic systems to support the QPA division institutional programs.

Maximum Salary: 131000

Minimum Salary: 80100

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Gonzales, Andrea Jo

Organization Name: QPA-IQ/ QPA-Institutional Quality

Email: andreag@lanl.gov

Job Title: Quality Assurance Engineer 2

Appointment Type: Term Appointment

Req ID: IRC65778