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Quality Assurance- Consulting Firm- Los Alamos

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The QA & Transformation (QA&T) Program will lead and assess LLCC-wide efforts to ensure that N3B’s organizational culture, safety culture and safety conscious work environment elements needed to fully align these cultures are Leadership, Engaged Employees and continuous Organizational Learning. Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) manages the 10-year, $1.38 billion Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Los Alamos Field Office.
What you will be doing:
• While working to achieve N3B LLCC objectives, ensures all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner; maintains required safety, security and operational training; assures procedural and regulatory compliance; and makes safety, security and quality an integral part of every task, including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security
• Determines and defines project/LLCC-wide quality assurance/quality control objectives and assignments
• Provides technical expertise and initiative in identifying areas to which quality assurance practices may be introduced and enhanced to ensure LLCC objectives are compliantly met
• Provides oversight of specific QA plans, assessment support to line managers, supplier evaluation scheduling and coordination; pre-evaluation; notification; reporting; corrective action; and documentation
• Ensures quality assurance results, materials, processes and final products meet quality specifications and are completed according to established requirements
• Follows up on actions taken in response to audit findings to assure adequacy of completed corrective actions, providing recommendations on best practices to effectively address the findings
• May direct and assist other quality engineers, quality specialists, and technical specialists in the planning, conduct, and reporting of vendor and internal independent assessments, surveillances, and audits
• Prepares, reviews, receives, indexes, classifies, and transmits administrative and QA records
• Plans and conducts analysis, inspection, design, and testing activities
• Reviews and approves inspections reports; initiates, validates and closes non-conformance reports
• Develops institutional QA training programs and methods of training for effective implementation of QA programs; prepares and trains others as needed
• Serves as an assessor or lead assessor
• Participates in and supports lessons learned and continuous improvement initiatives
• Interprets performance indicators and assessment results to assist management with performance improvement

Education and Experience Required
• Bachelors’ degree in appropriate discipline; however, a combination of education and relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the position’s duties and responsibilities have been adequately demonstrated is acceptable
• Complete understanding and knowledge of NQA-1 requirements and applicable DOE and EM QA policies and requirements
• Experience with Oversight Techniques DOE 414.1D and ANSI N45.2
• Demonstrated experience in metrics reporting and development
• Experience with Software Configuration Management
• SME Software Quality Assurance knowledge and requirement compliance
• Demonstrated experience related to essential duties
• Must be a U.S. Citizen
• Must meet the eligibility requirements for a DOE Access Authorization (DOE Q Clearance), if necessary
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate
• Sedentary Work Category – The employee exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasional and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or fee and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
• This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
• Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Preferred skills
• Knowledge and experience of quality assurance regulatory/contractual/technical documents (i.e., Department of Energy [DOE] orders, DOE Order 414.1, 10CFR830, NQA-1, contractual requirements relevant to quality assurance activities). Knowledge and experience with the interrelation of these requirements documents
• Demonstrated experience interacting and effectively communicating with all levels of personnel.
• Expert-level oral and written communication skills

• Ability to coordinate and lead a cross-organizational team and assure accomplishment of team objectives
• Demonstrated ability to work independently in determining the appropriate course of action in a dynamic atmosphere of changing priorities
• Experience and ability to ensure quality assurance requirements are met during all phases of operations including facilities, equipment, waste and environmental management.
• Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret various physical, mechanical, and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, specifications, and schematics.
• Lead auditor certified or ability to obtain Lead auditor certification
• Demonstrated expert-level exceptional skill in the preparation and presentation of quality assurance reports
• Demonstrated experience reviewing and revising procedures and plans
• Demonstrated experience related to procurement quality activities such as review of procurement documentation and procurement specification, receipt acceptance, supplier evaluations, monitoring supplier performance, and maintaining evaluated supplier list.
• Demonstrated experience developing, analyzing, and reporting Quality Assurance Metrics.

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