Quality Engineer 4 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Quality Engineer 4

What You Will Do

Come join our team!! Los Alamos National Laboratory-one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions in the world-is looking for experienced professionals in the Institutional Quality Performance Assurance Plutonium Infrastructure Quality (IQPA-PIQ) group. All positions will report to the IQPA-PIQ group leader. The PIQ mission is to support the execution of plutonium pit production through the modernization of the TA-55 infrastructure and capabilities with a focus on the 30- pits per year mission and major equipment installation throughout the Pajarito Corridor.

Candidates must have the ability to be Q Cleared, participate in Human Reliability Program (HRP), and may be required to support Night or Backshift Work schedules, as necessary. Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• 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 and corrective action processes.

• Lead, coordinate, and/or conduct audits and surveillance of quality-affecting engineering, procurement, construction, and ancillary project work.

• Mentor Junior Quality Engineers

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

• Expert-level experience in the development and implementation of quality assurance and control programs.

• Expert-level knowledge of and experience using national consensus standards of QA such as ASME, ISO, and ANSI/ASME NQA-1 2008/2009a,

• Expert-level knowledge of, and extensive experience with, quality assurance activities including, but not necessarily limited to; system and/or performance audits, assessments, and surveillance

• Expert level knowledge of, and demonstrated skill in conducting root-cause analysis and troubleshooting, investigating alternate solutions, and recommending solution on problems affecting quality assurance.

• Advanced Level technical knowledge in the manufacturing and/or fabrication sector.

• Facilitates collaboration and coordination to solve complex performance challenges.

• Readily understands and interprets various physical, mechanical, and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, specifications, and schematics.

• Demonstrated experience facilitating collaboration and coordination to solve complex performance challenges and providing tactical, forward looking support leading to project success.

• Expert level technical knowledge of the application of engineering, procurement, and construction documents and 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.

Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Advanced relevant degree preferred.

Desired Qualifications:

• 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.

• Experience in classified matter protection and control and classified computing.

• Nationally recognized quality engineering related certification such as American Society of Quality's Certified Quality Engineer, Reliability Engineer, or equivalent.

• Certified Quality Auditor, NQA-1 Lead Auditor certification or similar credential.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

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: Along with your resume, include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum job requirements and any of the desired qualifications.
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 (paid sick, vacation, 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). 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. 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 Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull Time