Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Analyst (Research Technologist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The successful candidate will providing support to AAC through development, implementation, and evaluation of processes, procedures, and applications contributing to the overall objective an effective Quality Management System. The individual will participate in nonconformance reporting, root cause analysis, corrective action processes, assessments, procurement, M&TE; calibrations and tracking, and other QA functions as required.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Research Technologist 2 ($80,100 – $131,000)

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with at least three of the following: audits, assessments, and surveillances; records management; procurement process; tracking of measure and test equipment (M&TE;); root cause analyses process; and receipt inspections.

  • Proven knowledge of or experience with implementing 10CFR830 Subpart A, DOE O 414.1D, NQA-1, ISO17025, NAP-24A or other quality assurance programs.

  • Demonstrated experience as a programmer in Laboratory Information Management Systems.

  • Demonstrated experience researching, assembling, and/or evaluating information or data regarding industry practices or applicable regulatory changes, recommends sound, practical solutions to complex issues.

  • Hands on analytical chemistry experience including sample analysis, control charts, quality control requirements, and analytical data packages.

  • Experience utilizing analytical chemistry instruments; conducting calibrations; performance of maintenance on analytical instruments; and preparing analytical chemistry standards.

  • Proven experience handling and calibrating various types of analytical chemistry, M&TE; including but not limited to: balances, pipettes, and volumetric glassware and/or plastic-ware.

Desired Skills

  • Proven knowledge of the DOE nuclear weapons program.

  • Certified Quality Auditor or similar credential.

  • Software Quality Assurance experience and/or knowledge.

  • Demonstrated experience working in a nuclear facility.

  • Ability to obtain Q Clearance.

Education Required: This position typically requires a bachelor’s degree in science, technology or related field and minimum of 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Degree in Chemistry is preferred.

Notes to Applicants: Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all 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.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

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 Analytical Actinide Chemistry (AAC) group in chemistry division provides actinide analytical chemistry services to customers both internal and external to LANL. The Actinide Analytical Chemistry Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory provides expertise in chemical and radiochemical analysis of materials where actinide elements, including plutonium and uranium, make up a significant portion of the sample. These analyses range from assay of the major and minor components down to trace analysis of impurities – spanning over seven orders of magnitude of chemical analysis capability.

Maximum Salary: 131000

Minimum Salary: 80100

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Duran, Andria M

Organization Name: C-AAC/ Actinide Analytical Chemistry

Email: amduran@lanl.gov

Job Title: Quality Analyst (Research Technologist 2)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69487