Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Assurance Engineer (R&D Engineer 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Quality Assurance Engineer 2 or 3 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.
Do you want to be part of an energetic, high performing team; working on challenges and deliverables that ensure national security? Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution with the brightest minds in the world and unparalleled technology and equipment. Production Agency Quality ensures that all products in the Weapons Production Directorate meet or exceed all quality requirements.
R&D Engineer 2 ($94,100 - $155,700)
As an R&D Engineer 2 you will support the Weapons Production Directorate by ensuring quality assurance results, materials, processes and final products meet quality specifications and are completed according to established requirements. You will apply quality-control techniques and statistical process control methods to identify correct measurement methods, tools, and/or systems; identify data-colletion points; and analyze data in order to identify failure modes, track trends, focus on improvement actions, rate performance and measure effectiveness. You will also define, identify and apply product and process control methods such as developing control plans, identifying critical control points, developing and validating work instructions.
R&D Engineer 3 ($113,100 – $190,900)
In addition to the duties outlined above, the R&D Engineer 3 will define/identify technical and performance specifications, quality levels, sampling plans, and inspection plans or procedures. You will define the metrics and methods of reporting that show measurement of QA and quality control (QC) processes. You will conduct technical evaluation studies of quality assurance controls. You will also support development of weapons quality systems associated with production and/or design activities.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Engineering: Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in engineering disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, nuclear, chemical, or industrial.
Inspection Design: Ability to interpret various physical, mechanical, and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings and schematics; familiarity with ASME Y14.5M standard.
Manufacturing: Experience working in the manufacturing sector.
Quality Knowledge: Demonstrated 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.
Quality Standards: Knowledge of and experience using national consensus standards of quality assurance, such as ASME, ISO, ANSI/ASME NQA-1, and NAP 401.1 (formerly NAP-24), etc.
In addition to having advanced knowledge of the Quality Assurance Engineer 2 requirements, the Quality Assurance Engineer 3 must have the following:
Technical knowledge: Thorough knowledge to conceptualize and communicate major elements of quality to both technical and non-technical personnel,
Project Support: Adept at supporting several concurrent projects in a challenging safety and/or security setting.
Education/Experience R&D Engineer 2: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 4 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Education/Experience R&D Engineer 3: Position requires a Master’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 6 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Quality Standards: 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.
Certification: Nationally recognized quality engineering related certification such as American Society of Quality’s Certified Quality Engineer, Reliability Engineer, or equivalent.
Quality Assurance: Knowledgeable of weapon quality system requirements.
Note to Applicants: For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive resume reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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. SeeDOE 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: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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 regard 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. Appointment Type
Contact Name Hughes, Jeremy Matthew
Vacancy Name: IRC87071
Organization Name PAQ-1/Quality Engineering & Inspection
Req ID: IRC87071