Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Assurance Engineer 4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC71988
Job Title Quality Assurance Engineer 4
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name IQPA-IQ/QPA-Institutional Quality
What You Will Do
Come join our team! This position is based in the Institutional Quality (IQPA-IQ) group and reports to the IQPA-IQ group leader. The IQ mission is to integrate quality requirements into processes, validate that policies and programs meet regulatory and customer requirements and expectations, and develop/manage electronic systems to support the IQPA division institutional programs.
Individuals at this level have broad expertise or unique knowledge and use these skills to contribute to development of objectives and principles to achieve goals in creative and effective ways. Candidates for this position are viewed as experts in the field, work on unusually significant/unique/complex issues, and provide solutions through data driven analytical techniques where appropriate.
The Quality Engineer 4 will be responsible for guiding and assisting effective implementation of the Laboratory’s quality assurance program in nuclear, radiological and non-nuclear facilities. Typical responsibilities include:
Serve as a quality point-of-contact while interacting with management and personnel on a regular basis to support effective implementation of the quality program
Provide technical expertise and initiative in identifying areas to which quality assurance practices may be introduced or enhanced
Defines and monitors performance metrics and reports that measure QA program and/or process performance
Lead or support efforts in management of M&TE, maintenance of QA Program documents, procedure development and reviews, procurements, material traceability and control and special projects as assigned
Lead or support causal analyses, corrective action development and implementation, and quality improvement efforts as assigned
Perform duties of a Nonconformance Report Coordinator including the tracking, reporting and fostering timely closure of open nonconformance reports
The selected incumbent will work on unusually significant, unique or complex issues and provides solutions that are highly creative where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. The selected candidate will create or use formal networks involving coordination among groups and other key decision makers. Regular contacts with other resources internal and external to the IQPA-IQ organization are also typical to successfully execute responsibilities. The individual works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range targets. Assignments are often self-initiated. The candidate is virtually self-supervisory, and uses independent judgment for determining course of action to accomplish objectives. The candidate uses wide latitude in the methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Expert-level experience in the development and implementation of quality assurance and control programs
Expert-level knowledge of quality assurance regulatory, contractual, and technical documents, i.e. DOE O 414.1D, 10 CFR Part 830 Subpart A, and NQA-1-2008 and 2009 Addenda Extensive experience reviewing procedures and other documents to verify quality requirements have been adequately addressed and flowed down as necessary
Demonstrated ability using engineering principles and concepts
Expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated ability using quality improvement methodologies such as causal analysis methods, establishing and monitoring performance metrics, corrective action plan development, and performing effectiveness evaluations
Demonstrated ability to perform strategic thinking for development and/or implementation of institutional programs and initiatives
Extensive experience planning, leading, and performing quality assessments, surveillances and/or audits.
Demonstrated expertise in leading growth and change, driving for results, and building productive and sustainable internal and external collaborations.
Record of effective two-way written and oral communications skills, as evidenced by internal and external interactions, including briefings, presentations, publications, and meetings to workers through upper management
Strong interpersonal, communications, and team building skills.
Minimum of at least 10 years of related experience with nuclear and DOE QA programs
Demonstrated expert level knowledge and experience using statistics and statistical methods to analyze issues, identify failure modes, make decisions, implement corrective actions, and verify effectiveness
Qualification and/or extensive training and experience in using Lean Six Sigma, Shainin, Taguchi, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, and/or design of experiments to resolve issues and improve processes
Nationally recognized quality engineering related certification such as American Society of Quality’s Certified Quality Engineer, Reliability Engineer, or equivalent
Expert-level knowledge of project management methodologies and applying quality requirements to projects being managed through a formal project management process
Expert-level knowledge of various business systems and functional organizations across the Laboratory, how they are related, and the ability to apply quality requirements across these organizations in a consistent, integrated manner
Advanced knowledge and experience in software quality assurance including NQA-1 Part I and Subpart 2.7 as well as safety software requirements per DOE O 414.1D Attachment 4
Advanced knowledge and experience in commercial grade dedication of items including NQA-1 Part I and Subpart 2.14
Education: This position typicallyrequires a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Institutional Quality and Performance Assurance-Institutional Quality Group (IQPA-IQ) performs procurement document reviews, inspections, assessments, and/or evaluations to provide assurance certain procured items and services meet LANL requirements. The Quality Engineer will assist in ensuring appropriate quality requirements are described in procurement documents, provide quality oversight, and provide assistance to other deployed quality staff.
Appointment Type Regular
Minimum Salary 108100
Maximum Salary 182500
Contact Name Cartelli, Christine Jolene (Christy)
Req ID: IRC71988