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Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Assurance Engineer 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Quality Assurance Engineer 3 or 4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Quality Assurance Engineer 3 ($91,800 - $151,400)

The successful candidate will:

  • Define/identify technical and performance specifications, quality levels, sampling plans, and inspection plans or procedures,

  • Define the metrics and methods of reporting that show measurement of QA and quality control (QC) processes,

  • Conduct technical evaluation studies of quality assurance controls

  • Support development of weapons quality systems associated with production and/or design activities.

Quality Assurance Engineer 4 ($110,400 - $186,300)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Quality Assurance Engineer 4 will be required to:

  • Review and report on selected engineering and procurement documents to assure the inclusion of applicable quality requirements

  • Define, identify and apply product and process control methods such as developing control plans, identifying critical control points, developing and validating work instructions (e.g. design verification)

  • Identify, describe, and apply metrology techniques such as calibration systems, traceability to calibration standards, measurement error and its source, and control and maintenance of measurement standards and devices (metrology)

  • Calculate, analyze and interpret repeatability and reproducibility (GAGE R&R) studies, measurement correlation, capability, bias, linearity, etc., including both conventional and control chart methods (measurement-system analysis)

  • Mentor other quality personnel

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and experience using national consensus standards of quality assurance, such as ASME, ISO, ANSI/ASME NQA-1, and NAP-24, etc.

  • Ability to interpret various physical, mechanical, and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings and schematics; familiarity with ASME Y14.5M standard

  • Experience working in the manufacturing sector

  • Working 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

  • Demonstrated use of metrology and statistical methods to help diagnose and correct improper quality control practices

  • Advanced level knowledge to conceptualize and communicate major elements of quality to both technical and non-technical personnel

  • Advanced level of strong oral and written communications skills

  • Advanced level knowledge of assessment/audit practices

In addition to having advanced knowledge of the Quality Assurance Engineer 3 requirements, the Quality Assurance Engineer 4 must have the following:

  • Expert level knowledge of, and extensive experience with leading, quality assurance activities including, but not necessarily limited to; system and/or performance audits, assessments, and surveillances, recommending and implementing corrective actions, providing thorough and accurate documentation of technical and/or statistical reports, and ensuring quality assurance compliance

  • Expert level ability to mentor other quality personnel

Desired Skills:

  • 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

  • Nationally recognized quality engineering related certification such as American Society of Quality’s Certified Quality Engineer, Reliability Engineer, or equivalent

  • Knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following engineering disciplines: mechanical, electrical, nuclear, or industrial

  • Knowledgeable of weapon quality system requirements

  • Q Security clearance and Human Reliability Program (HRP) Certification

Quality Assurance Engineer 3 Education Required: BS/MS degree in engineering, quality assurance, industrial systems engineering, or related field and a minimum of 8 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. At this level, post-graduate coursework may be expected. Additional consideration may be given to professionally recognized training and certifications in related fields.

Quality Assurance Engineer 4 Education Required: BS/MS degree in engineering, quality assurance, industrial systems engineering, or related field and a minimum of 12 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. At this level, post-graduate coursework may be expected. Additional consideration may be given to professionally recognized training and certifications in related fields.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 Hz), sitting, standing, bending, twisting the trunk or back, reaching horizontally, reaching down, gripping with the hands, applying torque with hands or arms, pressing with hands or arms, pushing with hands or arms, pulling with hands or arms, typing or keyboarding, fine motor control, use of both hands, use of both arms, lifting 10-20 pounds. Work near electrical power supplies, work near sources of ionizing radiation, work with weapons or explosives, work near machinery with moving parts, safety glasses or eye protection, gloves or hand protection, toxic chemicals, irritant chemicals.

Notes to Applicants:

  • For consideration, applicants MUST provide a comprehensive cover letter addressing each of the requirements (minimum and desired) noted in the job posting, and includes statements on how the applicant meets each of these requirements.

  • Position may require 24/7 coverage and therefore may require working a shift schedule.

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.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

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.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Martinez, Loren Urban
Email lmartinez@lanl.gov
Work Telephone 505-665-4945
Vacancy Name: IRC79047
Organization Name PAQ-1/Quality Engineering & Inspection
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC79047
Category: Quality Assurance