QA/QC Inspector 3/4

What You Will Do

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. As a QA/QC Inspector you will work in a team environment within LANL's nuclear facility inspecting parts, supporting material movement, and glovebox operations/maintenance.

QA/QC Inspector 3 ($63,200-$99,000)

PAQ-1 is seeking a Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) inspector to perform basic to complex set-ups, alignments, maintenance, operations, and/or calibration of conventional tools and/or equipment. You will evaluate the validity and acceptability of inspection results and monitor operations for adherence to project plans, specifications, and procedures. You will be involved with inspection of items against acceptance criteria using a range of inspection techniques ranging from open set up to CMMs and vision systems.

QA/QC Inspector 4 ($76,900-$122,200)

You will perform moderate to highly-complex inspections on various machined components and assemblies using Quindos. You will operate/program inspection equipment (Coordinate Measuring Machines, optical systems, rotary and hard gauges and other open setup equipment) and perform inspection operations using Quindos.

What You need

Minimum Requirements

Technical Knowledge: Working knowledge of and demonstrated experience in metrology and inspections operations. Working knowledge of and experience interpreting and applying GD&T technical principles, theories, and concepts, through engineering blueprints, sketches, specifications, and related data to assist in the evaluation of design factors, and conducting operational test and troubleshooting on systems and equipment.

Tools and Equipment: Working knowledge of performing set up, alignments, maintenance, operations, and/or calibration of conventional inspection tools and/or equipment.

In addition to having demonstrated knowledge of the QA/QC Inspector 3 requiremnts, the QA/QC Inspector 4 must have the following:

Technical and Tools/Equipment Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of and experience in all described in the level 3 above.

Leadership Capabilities: Experience directing inspection activities and providing technical direction for less experienced inspectors, as assigned.

Qualifications: DOE Order 426.2 requires a High School Diploma.

Education/Experience QA/QC 3: Position requires an Associate's Degree or formal Machinist Apprenticeship Program and 2 years of experience in equivalent machining, inspection, examination, or test activities; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Education/Experience QA/QC 4: Position requires an Associate's Degree or formal Machinist Apprenticeship Program and 4 years of experience in equivalent machining, inspection, examination, or test activities; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications

Equipment: Demonstrated experience in researching, specifying, and selecting measurement and test equipment.

Software Knowledge: Experience in programming (CMMs), optical and/or vision systems for part inspection using metrology software packages such as Calypso, Quindos, PC-DMIS, or other related software.

Operation and Safety Experience: Experience with operations, safety requirements, and/or demonstrated experience working under the DOE Order 440.1B, High Explosives Safety Manual or alternately working in a nuclear facility under DOE O 422.1, Conduct of Operations.

Qualifications: Active DOE Q Clearance.

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. All work locations are at the discretion of management.

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.

Note to Applicants:
Please list all physical requirements that apply.: Peripheral vision, depth perception, reading vision, distance vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 hz), standing, walking, bending, crouching, twisting the trunk or back, balancing, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, applying torque with hands or arms, gripping with the hands, 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, use of both legs, use of both feet, lifting 30+ pounds, carrying 30+ pounds.
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 childbirth and parental leave

• Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

• Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

• Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)

• Onsite gyms and wellness programs

• Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

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). Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Federal Government, and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance. and obtaining such clearance requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon the position, additional authorization to access classified information may be required, which may or may not be available to dual citizens. Receipt of a Q clearance and additional access authorization ultimately is a decision of the Federal Government and not of Triad.

*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.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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 Policy Policy P701 for 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 505-664-6947 option 2.