Los Alamos National Laboratory Metrology Quality Compliance Specialist (Quality Assurance Specialist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Join the Los Alamos National Laboratory Standards and Calibration Laboratory (S&CL) as a member of our quality compliance team. This position supports implementation of Department of Energy and LANL Metrology Program requirements through the performance of technical supplier evaluations and oversight of LANL Metrology Program implementation.
The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of regulatory requirements hierarchy and flow down; ISO 17025, General Requirements for the Competency of Testing and Calibration Laboratories; Quality Management System processes; and have technical calibration, testing, or inspection competencies.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Advanced knowledge metrology quality concepts and principles (e.g., customer focus, nonconformance principles, continuous improvement methods, quality business processes, reengineering methods, change methods, process measurements, etc.) and how these are applied.
Significant experience integrating ISO 17025 requirements with Federal requirements and National and/or International Standards.
Advance knowledge and understanding of calibration principles (i.e. range, tolerance, uncertainty, and guard banding) and good measurement practices necessary to formulate technical compliance decisions.
Advanced understanding of a wide range of measuring, inspection, and test equipment, methods, and their critical characteristics that may impact use or calibration of the items.
Ability to evaluate determined levels of risk, establish and apply graded approach plans.
Strong interpersonal skills and good communication skills.
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Extensive experience supporting Federal Metrology Program implementation
Demonstrated knowledge of the Department of Energy Metrology Program requirements.
Advanced knowledge of ISO 17025 compliant Calibration Laboratory operations, practices and audits
Lead Auditor qualification or ability to obtain Lead Auditor qualification
Knowledge with LANL Production and Design Agency responsibilities, systems, components.
Note to Applicants:
For consideration, applicants must provide a comprehensive cover letter addressing each of the requirements (minimum and desired) noted in the job posting along with their resume.
Position may require 24/7 coverage and therefore may require working a shift schedule.
Ability to perform regular domestic travel in order to work with subcontractors.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 Hz), sitting, standing, bending, twisting the trunk or back, reaching horizontally, reaching down, gripping with the hands, applying torque with hands or arms, pressing with hands or arms, pushing with hands or arms, ability to lift 10-20 pounds.
Work Environment: Work near electrical power supplies, work with sources of ionizing radiation, work with weapons or explosives, work near machinery with moving parts, safety glasses or eye protection, gloves or hand protection, toxic and irritant chemicals.
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.
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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
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)
Contact Name Horak, Nirankar Victoria
Work Telephone 505-551-2359
Vacancy Name: IRC81939
Organization Name OP-SCL/Operations Programs-Standards & Calibration Laboratory
Minimum Salary 62800
Maximum Salary 99800
Req ID: IRC81939
Category: Quality Assurance