Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Assurance Engineer (R&D Engineer 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
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.
R&D Engineer 2 ($91,800 - $151,400)
As an R&D Engineer 2 you will support the Weapons Production Directorate by ensuring quality assurance results, materials, processes and final products meet quality specifications and are completed according to established requirements. You will apply quality-control techniques and statistical process control methods to identify correct measurement methods, tools, and/or systems; identify data-collection pints; and analyses data in order to identify failure modes, track trends, focus on improvement actions, rate performance and measure effectiveness. You will also define, identify and apply product and process control methods such as developing control plans, identifying critical control points, developing and validating work instructions.
R&D Engineer 3 ($110,400 - $186,300)
In addition to the duties outlined above, the R&D Engineer 3 define/identify technical and performance specifications, quality levels, sampling plans, and inspection plans or procedures. You will define the metrics and methods of reporting that show measurement of QA and quality control (QC) processes. You will conduct technical evaluation studies of quality assurance controls. You will also support development of weapons quality systems associated with production and/or design activities.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Engineering: Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following engineering disciplines: mechanical, electrical, nuclear, or industrial
Inspection Design: Ability to interpret various physical, mechanical, and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings and schematics; familiarity with ASME Y14.5M standard.
Manufacturing : Experience working in the manufacturing sector
Quality Knowledge : Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, conducting troubleshooting, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting quality assurance using processes such as root cause analysis or others
Quality Standards: Knowledge of and experience using national consensus standards of quality assurance, such as ASME, ISO, ANSI/ASME NQA-1, and NAP-24, etc.
In addition to having advanced knowledge of the R&D Engineer 2 requirements, the R&D Engineer 3 must have the following:
Technical knowledge : Thorough knowledge to conceptualize and communicate major elements of quality to both technical and non-technical personnel,
Education/Experience R&D Engineer 2: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 4 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Education/Experience R&D Engineer 3 : Position requires a Master’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 6 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level a Ph.D. may be preferred.
Quality Standards: Knowledge of 10 CFR 830 with experience in nuclear processing and/or high hazard facility operating requirements, safety/authorization basis and/or Conduct of Operations planning and execution
Certification: Nationally recognized quality engineering related certification such as American Society of Quality’s Certified Quality Engineer, Reliability Engineer, or equivalent
Quality Assurance: Knowledgeable of weapon quality system requirements
Metrology Knowledge: Demonstrated use of metrology and statistical methods to help diagnose and correct improper quality control practices
Project Management: Adept at managing several concurrent projects in a challenging safety and/or security setting.
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:
Please provide a comprehensive resume that outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above.
Evaluation of applicants will commence immediately.
Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview on March 10 or March 11, 2021.
This vacancy will close at COB, February 26, 2021; however, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date; the position may close as early as February 15, 2021.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Martinez, Loren Urban
Work Telephone 505-412-0165
Vacancy Name: IRC83750
Organization Name PAQ-3/TA-22 Quality Engineering and Inspection
Req ID: IRC83750