Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Engineer 2/3 – Construction Quality Engineering in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Quality Engineer, level 2 or 3, 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 Engineer 2 – $85,400 – $139,600
As a quality engineer you will be apart of the Quality Support Services (IQPA-QSS) group and reports to the IQPA-QSS group leader. The QSS mission is to support Institutional Programs and Projects to ensure quality requirements are met and implemented into processes by performing oversight and inspection activities to validate that specifications are being adhered to during construction, maintenance, and modification activities at LANL. You will be responsible for assisting effective implementation of the Laboratory’s quality assurance program relating to the construction in nuclear, radiological, and non-nuclear facilities.
You must have the ability to be Q Cleared, participate in Human Relaibilty Progam (HRP), and may potentially need to work a Night or Back Work type schedule. Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting in the review and preparation of procurement documentation germane to quality assurance and quality engineering requirements; assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of processes, procedures, and applications contributing to the overall objective of sustaining an effective engineering, procurement, and construction Quality Management System; Participateing in nonconformance reporting and corrective action processes; and participateing in audits and surveillances of quality-affecting engineering, procurement, construction, and ancillary project work.
Quality Engineer 3 – $94,100 - $155,700
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this levelthe you would: review and prepare procurement documentation germane to quality assurance and quality engineering requirements; participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of processes, procedures, and applications contributing to the overall objective of sustaining an effective engineering, procurement, and construction Quality Management System; participate in nonconformance reporting, closures, and corrective action processes; and lead, coordinate, and/or conduct audits and surveillance of quality-affecting engineering, procurement, construction, and ancillary project work.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Knowledge and application of applicable nuclear codes and standards. For example: 10 CFR 830 Subpart A, DOE Order 414.1D, national consensus standard ASME NQA-1—2008/ASME NQA-1a-2009 Addenda, and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulatory Guide Series or equivalent.
Technical knowledge of the application of engineering, procurement, and construction practices sufficient to comprehend specified QA requirements for these disciplines; including Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD) and application of the graded approach in an NQA-1 environment.
Experience participating in and supporting quality assessments, surveillances, audits, causal analysis and/or quality procurements.
Ability to understand and interpret various physical, mechanical, and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, specifications, and schematics.
Additional Job Requirements for Quality Engineer 3:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requ i res:
Advanced ability to understand and interpret various physical, mechanical, and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, specifications, and schematics.
Demonstrated advanced experience effectively communicating with all levels of personnel across multiple organizations to solve complex problems.
Proven ability to plan, prioritize, and schedule work to ensure completion in accordance with requirements, deadlines, and budget.
Education/Experience at lower level : This position typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, and a minimum of 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Education/Experience at higher level : This position typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, and a minimum of 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Current or previously achieved lead auditor certification from a recognized professional organization and/or lead auditor qualification from a previous employer.
Advanced experience in the identification and resolution of performance problems associated with quality and continuous improvement.
Advanced experience and ability to ensure quality assurance requirements are met during the design, bid, build, and start-up of nuclear, non-nuclear, high-, moderate, and low-hazard facilities and process equipment; experience with glovebox and/or fume hoods is highly desired.
Experience working as an M&O contractor for the Department of Energy (DOE).
Note to Applicants:
Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.
Location: 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.
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: 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Secrest, Jana Trainer
Vacancy Name: IRC85599
Organization Name IQPA-QSS/QPA-QUALITY SUPPORT SERVICES
Req ID: IRC85599
Category: Contract Management