Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Performance Assurance – QPA Specialist 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Quality Performance Assurance (QPA) Specialist will be part of the Institutional Quality and Performance Assurance-Quality Support Services (IQPA-QSS) group and will report to the IQPA-QSS Deployed Team Lead and Group Leader. The IQPA-QSS mission is to support Institutional Programs and Projects to ensure quality requirements are adequately implemented. The selected candidate will be deployed from IQPA-QSS to support the Prototype Fabrication (PF) Division as its point-of-contact (POC) for quality assurance activities.
The QPA Specialist will be responsible for ensuring quality requirements are incorporated into prototype and R&D fabrication. You will provide in-depth feedback associated with the development of the PF Division’s quality management system to ensure compliance and adherence to PF policies and procedures, in addition to assuring compliance with the PF Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) and SD330, Los Alamos National Laboratory Quality Assurance Program . Regular contacts with other resources internal and external to the IQPA-QSS organization are also typical to successfully execute responsibilities. Candidates must possess or have the ability to obtain a Q clearance.
Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Prepare, upgrade, and maintain the PF Division Quality Assurance Plan (QAP)
Assist PF Division in preparation and maintenance of procedures for quality-affecting activities
Concur with quality-level assignment documentation
Assist the PF Division document control and records management administrator in maintaining quality records
Perform periodic independent assessments to evaluate PF Division’s compliance with procedures
Assist effective completion of management assessments and monitor effective corrective measures are implemented when required
Assist PF Division management in resolving quality problems internal to PF Division and preventing recurrence
Provide QA liaison support for the QA activities between PF Division and interfacing organizations and management
Review procurement documents to verify inclusion of necessary quality requirements
Provide review and comment for manufacturing process operations documented on part travelers
Ensure nonconformance reports are generated, dispositioned, and tracked to closure
Track nonconformances for adverse trends and report tracking to management for their review and action
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Working knowledge and experience of quality and/or contractor assurance regulatory/contractual documents (e.g., DOE Order 414.1, DOE Oder 226.1B, 10CFR830, NQA-1, DOE/NNSA weapons quality policy [NAP 401.1]). Knowledge and experience with the interrelation of these requirements documents.
Working knowledge of the intent, purpose, and design of the quality and performance assurance systems, including quality and performance assurance tools and the integration of quality into various programs and systems.
Strong skills in leading and engaging people; strong interpersonal, communications, negotiate agreements, and build consensus.
Education/Experience : This position typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, and a minimum of 8 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Knowledge of parts design, programming, and machining for a large-scale laboratory
Knowledge of machine shops, their interworking, and various machining equipment
Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and its application within a production facility
Experience working with engineers, journeyman machinists, inspectors, programmers, and maintenance technicians
Experience working with stainless steel, brass, aluminum, depleted uranium, tungsten, and beryllium
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
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, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum 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)
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. SeeDOE 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status
Contact Name Hamilton, Junior Victor Edward (Junior)
Vacancy Name: IRC93712
Organization Name IQPA-QSS/Quality & Performance Assurance - Quality Support Services
Minimum Salary 85400
Maximum Salary 139600
Req ID: IRC93712
Category: Contract Management