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Edgewater is seeking qualified candidates for a Quality Assurance Engineer 3 opportunity for our customer in Los Alamos, New Mexico for the LANL Facility.


Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of processes, procedures and applications contributing to the overall objectives of maintaining an effective Quality Assurance (QA) program, including: product and process design/verification, product and process controls, continuous improvement, qualitative methods and tools and design and analysis of experiments. Has wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and Laboratory objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methods. Considered expert in fi eld within the organization. Develops resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity and where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally result in the inability to reach crucial organizational objectives and may have a prolonged effect, as well as result in the expenditure of substantial resources. Work is accomplished without considerable direction. May coordinate activities of other personnel. Exerts significant latitude in determining objectives of assignment, and determines the methods and procedures needed for new assignments.


Q clearance preferred

Education BS degree in engineering, quality assurance, industrial systems engineering, or related field and a minimum of 8 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. At this level, post-graduate coursework maybe expected.

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

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
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 established
QA program

Leading Laboratory personnel with the implementation and understanding of QA policies, plans,
and procedures, and providing Laboratory management with recommendations and advice

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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