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Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Assurance Engineer (Quality Assurance Engineer 1/2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC74032


Job Title Quality Assurance Engineer (Quality Assurance Engineer 1/2)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name PAQ-2/ Production Quality Assurance

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Quality Assurance Engineer 1 or 2 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.

The selected Quality Assurance Engineer 1 or 2 will participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of processes, procedures, and applications contributing to the overall objective of sustaining an effective weapons Production Agency Quality Management System. The selected candidate will receive day-to-day direction from a senior Quality Engineer and will be expected to work in either a high-explosive or nuclear manufacturing environment.

Quality Assurance Engineer 1 ($73,800- $120,400)

The successful candidate will:

  • Ensure QA results, materials, processes, and final products meet quality specifications and are completed according to established requirements.

  • Work a specific product line as a junior quality engineer.

Quality Assurance Engineer 2 ($81,600- $133,400)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Quality Engineer 2 will be required to:

  • Use quantitative methods and tools to collect and summarize monthly and quarterly metrics data, implementing quantitative concepts in the process (e.g. statistical process control, process and performance capability, multi-variate statistical analysis, etc.)

  • Own a discrete segment of the quality management system and will be expected to operate independent of more senior quality engineers.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Awareness of and/or experience with quality assurance activities including, but not limited to, system and/or performance audits, recommending and implementing corrective actions, providing thorough and accurate documentation of technical and/or statistical reports, and ensuring QA compliance.

  • Knowledge and application experience of a recognized quality management standard such as ISO9001, AS9100, ASME NQA-1, or Federal Regulations or U.S. Department of Energy Orders germane to quality assurance.

  • Ability to understand and interpret various physical, mechanical, and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, specifications, and schematics.

  • Ability to research, interpret, and implement federal regulations and national standards.

  • Basic technical knowledge in the application of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, practices sufficient to comprehend and communicate requirements.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrated experience interacting and effectively communicating with all levels of production agency personnel.

Additional Job Requirements for Quality Engineer 2 :

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Quality Engineer 2 level requires:

  • Technical knowledge of manufacturing, chemical process or systems engineering principals. Actual experience with such a facility or system is required

  • Technical experience developing and tracking corrective actions to completion within a structured system is require

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working in either a high-explosive or nuclear work environment.

  • Active DOE security clearance at the Q level

  • Prior relevant experience conducting systemic corrective action processes, audits or surveillance activities under a recognized quality management system.

Quality Assurance Engineer 1 Education Required :BS STEM degree or relevant quality or business-operations degree and a minimum of 2 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Quality Assurance Engineer 2 Education Required: BS STEM degree or relevant quality or business-operations degree and a minimum of 5 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

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 Environment: Work near electrical power supplies, work with sources of ionizing radiation,work with weapons orexplosives, work near machinery with moving parts, safety glasses or eye protection, gloves or hand protection, toxic chemicals, irritant chemicals.

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.

The Production Agency Quality organization provides the Quality Engineering and Product Inspection expertise in support of the diverse manufacturing assignments within the Weapons Production (WP) The goal is to exceed internal and external customer requirements by facilitating effective implementation of defined applicable quality standards into product manufacturing processes. The diverse project support base includes but is not limited to; weapons, weapons experiments, MOX fuel, NASA power sources, radiological materials production and various “strategic partnerships” projects.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Martinez, Loren Urban

Email lmartinez@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC74032