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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Company: Navarro Research and Engineering
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Navarro Research and Engineering is recruiting for a Quality Assurance Engineer 4 in Los Alamos, NM. 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.This position will support the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Navarro employee in a staff augmentation position.

  • Per diem offered.Navarro is a premier contractor providing high-quality technical services to DOE, NASA, and DOD. Navarro's success is based on our customer service focus and our well-known responsiveness and innovation. In all we do, either in corporate management or in our services to our clients, we seek for the most effective and efficient approaches to provide best value to our clients.ResponsibilitiesGuides the development, implementation, and evaluation of processes, procedures and applications contributing to the overall objectives of maintaining an effective quality program.Individuals at this level have broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways. Develops advanced concepts, techniques, and standards based on professional principles and theories. Viewed as an expert in the field within the Laboratory. Works on unusually significant, unique or complex issues. Provides solutions that are highly creative and where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. Has impact on successes of future concepts, products or technologies. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally result in failure to reach goals crucial to significant organizational objectives and would profoundly affect the image of the organization. Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups, and other key decision makers. Regular contacts with other resources internal and external to the organization. Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range targets. Assignments are often self-initiated. Virtually self-supervisory. Uses independent judgment for determining course of action to accomplish objectives. Uses wide latitude in the methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.Requirements/Experience:Bachelor's degree in engineering, quality assurance, industrial systems engineering, or related field and a minimum of 12 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. At this level, post-graduate coursework may be expected.Additional consideration may be given to professionally recognized training and certifications in related fields.
    • Expert-level knowledge of quality assurance regulatory, contractual, and technical documents, e.g., DOE O 414.1D, 10 CFR Part 830 Subpart A, and NQA-1-2008 and 2009 Addenda.
    • Extensive experience reviewing procedures and other documents to verify quality requirements have been adequately addressed and flowed down as necessary.
    • Demonstrated ability using engineering principles and concepts.
    • Serving as a quality point-of-contact while interacting with management and personnel on a regular basis to support effective implementation of the quality program.
    • Providing technical expertise and initiative in identifying areas to which quality assurance practices may be introduced or enhanced.
    • Defining and monitoring performance metrics and reports that measure QA program and/or process performance.
    • Expert level experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting quality assurance.
    • Expert level skills to conceptualize and communicate QA concepts and applications to both technical and non-technical personnel.
    • Expert level technical knowledge in the application of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, practices sufficient to comprehend specified engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, and certification requirements.
    • Performing duties of a Nonconformance Report Coordinator including the tracking, reporting, and fostering of timely closure of open nonconformance reports.
    • Leading or participating in audits, surveillances, DOE reviews, and other assessment activities.
    • Expert level knowledge preparing QA procedures for review, approval, and issues in accordance with requirements and/or standards.Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearances requirements, US citizenship is required.Navarro is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.EEO Employer/Vet/DisabledBenefits:
      • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
      • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
      • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
      • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
      • Short Term & Long Term Disability

Keywords: Navarro Research and Engineering, Santa Fe , Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Engineering , Los Alamos, New Mexico

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