Quality Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory Idaho Falls , ID 83405

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Information

Job Title: Quality Engineer

Grade: 190

Org: Procurement and Construction

Contact: Pam Staples, Pamela.Staples@inl.gov

Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (Town, 9x80 work schedule)

Mission/Vision Statement

Empowering the Nation's Energy Future

Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.


Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a Quality Engineer to join the Procurement and Construction Team to function as a Quality Engineer (QE) to support the function of supplier evaluations and other assignments in the INL Quality Assurance organization as directed. Performance of supplier evaluations are conducted in a professional and business-like manner as a representative of the INL.

Enable work by assuring quality requirements and initiatives are identified, understood, planned and implemented. Establish priorities and interfaces with various levels of management and staff. Assure compliance with laboratory, corporate, and DOE quality requirements while implementing the INL graded approach, applying the appropriate level of effort where warranted and eliminating undue burden.

Review various documents, requisitions, design documents, codes, standards, procurement documents, quality assurance programs, etc. for compliance with established QA requirements. Assist in identifying and developing appropriate quality requirements. Perform and lead internal but primarily external quality assurance audits to determine implementation compliance.

Audits will be both desktop reviews of QA Program documentation as well as on-site, detailed reviews of documentation and evaluation of objective evidence of implementation. All work will be conducted in accordance with INL procedures, independently, with little oversight.

Minimum Qualification Requirements (Education and/or Experience):

Bachelor's degree plus 5 years relevant experience or a Master's degree and 3 years or a PhD and 2 years relevant experience.

Special Requirements and/or Training:

Must be able to qualify as an INL Quality Engineer and a QA Lead Auditor and have education and experience to support such. Extensive auditing experience is required and experience in nuclear power plants, manufacturing, steel fabrication, welding, QC Inspection, nondestructive and destructive examination and hazardous material packaging is desired.

Evaluate Design Agent design reports and calculations for content and completeness; verify the completeness of documentation for software used in analysis/calculations, and identify the applicable software requirements for the specific application of software. Understand/learn commercial grade dedication and the application to INL sourced design. Must possess a working knowledge of all relevant quality and calibration requirements, specifications, systems, rules, and regulations for the laboratory.

Must be able to effectively interface with INL and DOE personnel. Must be an excellent and effective communicator. Must have excellent oral and written presentation skills.

Must have a good understanding and knowledge of quality concepts and practices and be thoroughly familiar with codes, standards, and regulations as they apply to various types of work activities. Frequent travel may be required. Core competencies for this position are communication, problem solving, adaptability, judgment, collaboration, leadership and decision making.

License(s) or Certification(s) Required:

Must be able to qualify as an ASME NQA-1 QA Lead Auditor within 6 months.

Selective Service Requirements

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see www.sss.gov.

Employee Job Functions

Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.

Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities: Prolonged walking and standing; Fine motor control (hands); Lifting ability - 50 lbs. max; Minimal exertion.

Special Senses: Visually demanding work; Near vision; Ability to hear audio alarms; Speech discrimination.

Work Conditions: Stairs; Motor vehicle use; Typing/keyboard; Working > than 8 hours/day; Overtime/irregular hours; Working alone.

Please Apply Before:

March 22, 2019 (midnight, MST)

Environmental, Safety and Health Statement

Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.

Other Information

When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

INL Overview

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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