Los Alamos National Laboratory Receipt Inspector (QPA Specialist 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

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 to ensure quality work is executed consistently and effectively across the institution. The IQ mission is to integrate quality requirements into engineering processes, validate that policies and programs meet regulatory and customer requirements, and develop/manage electronic systems to support the QPA division institutional programs.


This entry-level position is based in the Institutional Quality (QPA-IQ) group and reports to the QPA-IQ group leader, but will be deployed to inspect items intended for use at TA-55. The selected candidate’s primary responsibility will be to ensure product quality through performance of receipt inspections for items intended for the use at TA-55. These receipt inspections require planning, performing, and reporting/presenting of results. Receipt inspections are performed in accordance with customer specified criteria and in accordance with nuclear facility (NQA-1) and weapons related (DOE/NNSA NAP-24) requirements in order to ensure that specified technical and quality requirements are met. Other duties will include: providing assistance to LANL customer organizations on quality assurance issues and activities, and supporting the supply chain quality programs e.g., receipt inspection, suspect/counterfeit, and supplier evaluation.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge and experience of 10 CFR 830 Subpart A, DOE Order 414.1D, national consensus standard ASME NQA-1—2008/ASME NQA-1a-2009 Addenda, NAP-24, and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulatory Guide Series or equivalent.

  • Basic knowledge and experience with quality concepts and principles and how these are applied.

  • Experience with inspection principles and practices.

  • Experience in performing detailed reviews of quality documentation to ensure compliance with customer and regulatory defined requirements.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrated experience interacting and effectively communicating with all levels of customers and management.

  • Experience in preparing and presenting quality assurance reports.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience leading and supporting quality assessments, surveillances, and/or audits.

  • Experience in the preparation of QA procedures for review, approval, and issues in accordance with requirements and/or standards.

  • Previous experience as an Auditor.

  • Previous experience as a qualified receipt inspector.

Education: This position typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, a minimum of 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

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-Institutional Quality Group (QPA-IQ) performs inspections, assessments, and/or evaluations to provide assurance certain procured items and services meet LANL requirements. The Receipt Inspection Team performs inspections on certain incoming items to verify salient features, critical characteristics, and documentation meet established requirements in order to provide confidence an item will perform satisfactorily in service.

Maximum Salary: 86400

Minimum Salary: 54400

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Gonzales, Andrea Jo

Organization Name: QPA-IQ/Institutional Quality

Email: andreag@lanl.gov

Job Title: Receipt Inspector (QPA Specialist 1)

Appointment Type: Term Appointment

Req ID: IRC69201