Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Assurance Specialist (Development and Fabrication Tec 5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Space Instrument Realization group (ISR-5) is Los Alamos National Laboratory’s hands-on hardware group that builds, tests and delivers satellite instruments. Major ISR programs include space‐based nuclear detonation detection (SNDD) programs, Agile Space (cube sat) programs, as well as Planetary and Space Exploration programs which feature prominent instruments on the Mars Curiosity and Perseverance Rovers. We are seeking a Quality Assurance Specialist to lead our hardware quality assurance activities to support our various satellite instrument projects. You will report to the QA Team Leader and will be responsible for working with fabricators in our Fab Shop as well as interfacing with project engineers and leaders to ensure our electrical assemblies meet IPC acceptance standards and various project requirements.
The Quality Assurance Specialist will be the Lead Hardware Quality Inspector for all programs, including component incoming inspection, in-process inspections and final flight inspections. You will maintain Certified IPC Trainer credentials and ensure all fabricators’ certifications are up to date. Communication is important as you will be providing feedback and guidance to fabricators on best practices on soldering technique and acceptance criteria. You will communicate daily with engineers and project leaders on inspection progress and all quality issues, as well as interpreting quality acceptance policy and procedures for ISR staff.
In addition to the above, duties will also include support corrective action tracking processes, as well as support development of ISR records management activities. You will ensure that electrical products meet quality specifications and are completed according to the established requirements. Additionally, you will monitor the certification of all EDS Protected Areas and recertify as needed, including leading a team of technicians to perform the inspections. The Quality Assurance Specialist will also integrate new technologies into our Quality Inspections processes including automated cable testing.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Job Knowledge : Experience with SMT & TH solder inspection, IPC-A-610, J-STD-001, electronics assembly processes and equipment. The ability to understand and interpret various physical, mechanical, and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, and schematics.
Customer Service : Ability to positively interface with customers, corporate management, engineers and technicians.
Technical Knowledge : Technical knowledge in the application of engineering, procurement, testing and operations sufficient to comprehend specified engineering, procurement, testing, operations requirements.
Communication : Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Quality Assurance : 2 years of direct IPC quality assurance inspection experience, preferably in an aerospace and defense environment.
Clearance Ability : Ability to obtain a Q clearance.
Training/Certifications: Additional consideration may be given to professionally recognized training and certifications in related fields.
Education/Experience : This position requires an AS degree in engineering, or related field and/or a minimum of 10 years of experience in a related field of electronics.
System experience : Demonstrated experience with development, integration and test of space systems. Experience with ESD controls ANSI/ESD S20.20 and moisture sensitive devices J-STD-033
Quality Assurance : Ability to communicate major elements of quality assurance to both technical and non-technical personnel. 5 years of direct quality IPC quality assurance inspection experience, preferably in an aerospace and defense environment.
Clearance : Active Q and/or SCI clearance
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. 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.
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 Laboratory Policy P701 for 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.
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)
Vacancy Name: IRC81646
Organization Name ISR-5 / Space Instrument Realization
Minimum Salary 75400
Maximum Salary 122900
Req ID: IRC81646
Category: Quality Assurance