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[Engineering Manager] Quality Assurance Engineer 4

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Edgewater is seeking qualified candidates for a Quality Assurance Engineer 4 opportunity for our customer in Los Alamos, New Mexico for the LANL Facility.


Guides 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.


Q Clearance required

Education BS/MS 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.

Additional Job Requirements:

The Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer will be deployed from the Quality Support Services (QSS) Group within the Institutional Quality and Performance Assurance (IQPA) Division to support various programs and projects across the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). As a QA Engineer, you will utilize your background to assist in the identification and resolution of significant issues. QA Engineers provide suggestions and solutions that are based on objective analysis of the situation and display a high degree of creativity. In addition, the QA Engineer will create or use formal networks involving coordination among peers, groups, and other key decision makers. A QA Engineer is able to resolve significant, unique, or complex issues applying analytical techniques which ultimately contribute solutions that are both effective and sustainable. Those contributions will have an impact on the success of future concepts, products, and/or technologies. The QA Engineer is responsible for guiding and assisting in effective development and implementation of the Laboratory’s quality assurance program in nuclear, radiological, and non-nuclear facilities. Typical responsibilities and qualifications include

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
Expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated ability using quality improvement methodologies such as causal analysis methods, establishing and monitoring performance metrics, corrective action plan development, and performing effectiveness evaluations
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 ability to mentor personnel in their area of expertise
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.
Leading or supporting efforts in the management of measurement and test equipment (M&TE), maintenance of QA Program documents, procedure development and reviews, procurements, material traceability and control, and special projects as assigned
Performing duties of a Nonconformance Report Coordinator including the tracking, reporting, and fostering of timely closure of open nonconformance reports
Representing IQPA as a member of an Integrated Project Team (IPT)
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
Reviewing receiving inspection reports, certificates of compliance and conformance and related test reports to determine validity
Monitoring project engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, and other activities related to the quality program/plan
Reviewing and reporting on new or revised requirements and their impacts on the establishedQA program
Leading Laboratory personnel with the implementation and understanding of QA policies, plans, and procedures, and providing Laboratory management with recommendations and advice.
Work will require mostly onsite presence. Occasional WFH/remote work may be possible.

If you are interested in being considered for this position and your resume clearly outlines your relevant experience for this position, please follow the application steps via our website.

If your qualifications match our position requirements you will be contacted and provided additional details. Edgewater will not submit your resume without first having detailed discussions with you and obtaining your permission to do so.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Edgewater offers the opportunity to structure benefit packages to best suit your needs.  We offer multiple individual and family benefit options including paid time off, medical, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance, and a pre-tax 401(k) retirement account with Company matching contributions and 100% vesting for eligible participants beginning on DAY 1.  


Edgewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected Veterans, or individuals with disabilities.

View all Edgewater opportunities at www.edgewatertech.net/careers

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