Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Assurance Engineer 4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Quality Assurance Engineer 4 will report directly to the QPA-IQ Team Leader for Project Execution and will be deployed to the Principal Associate Directorate for Capital Projects to support the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) project and GPP/SM Projects.

The selected candidate will:

  • Review and prepare procurement documentation germane to quality assurance and quality engineering requirements;

  • 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;

  • Participate in nonconformance reporting and corrective action processes;

  • Lead, coordinate, and/or conduct audits and surveillance of quality-affecting engineering, procurement, construction, and ancillary project work.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Expert level knowledge and application of applicable nuclear codes and standards. For example: 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 equivalent.

  • Expert level technical knowledge of the application of engineering, procurement, and construction practices sufficient to comprehend specified QA requirements for these disciplines; including Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD) and application of the graded approach in an NQA-1 environment.

  • Expert level experience participating in and supporting quality assessments, surveillances, audits and/or cause analysis.

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

  • Expert ability to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel across multiple organizations to solve complex problems.

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

Desired Skills:

  • Currently or previously achieved lead auditor certification from a recognized professional organization and/or lead auditor qualification from a previous employer.

  • Expert level experience in the identification and resolution of performance problems associated with quality and continuous improvement.

  • Expert level 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 process equipment; experience with glovebox and/or fume hoods is highly desired.

  • Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas and associated tools: performance improvement; commitment management; measures, assessments; lessons learned; risk characterization; trend analysis; process improvement; human performance improvement; and, causal analysis for abnormal events.

  • Experience as an M&O; contractor for the Department of Energy (DOE).

Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, quality assurance, industrial systems engineering or related field with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, or a minimum of 12 years related professional experience. Post-graduate degrees preferred.

Notes to Applicants:

  • Some domestic travel may be required

  • Applicants are encourage to include a comprehensive cover letter addressing how they meet the required and desired skills.

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 Project Execution (PE) team supports the Laboratory by helping organizations ensure quality work is executed consistently and effectively across the Capital Projects Directorate. PE assists with the execution of programs owned by the Institutional Quality Group which include but are not limited to: internal assessments, supplier evaluations, suspect/counterfeit items, procurement quality, quality program, and software quality functions. The PE mission is to integrate quality requirements into capital project execution processes, validate that projects meet regulatory, Institutional, and customer requirements.

Maximum Salary: 178300

Minimum Salary: 105600

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Gonzales, Andrea Jo

Organization Name: QPA-IQ/Institutional Quality

Email: andreag@lanl.gov

Job Title: Quality Assurance Engineer 4

Appointment Type: Term Appointment

Req ID: IRC69144