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[QA/QC Manager] Quality Assurance Engineer - QA - NQA-1 - DOE - Root Cause Analysis

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Senior QA Engineer
$35 - $68 Hourly - No per diem or mob/demob

SUMMARY: The Quality Assurance Engineering job family plans and directs activities to develop, maintain, and
provide leadership in the implementation of the Quality Assurance Program. Quality assurance includes all those planned and systematic actions necessary to assure implementation using a graded approach of the QA Rule (10 CFR 830, Subpart A, Quality Assurance Requirements) using NQA-1:2004 as a consensus standard in the planning and execution of work. Quality control includes all those aspects of quality assurance, which provides a means of control and measures the characteristics of an item, process or facility to established requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or demonstrated
equivalent combination of relevant experience and education.

Experience: 8 - 12+ years of experience in area of specialization.
May hold lead auditor certification or equivalent

• Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles,
practices, and procedures to the completion of difficult
• Completes assignments that are broad in nature, requiring
originality and ingenuity.
• Applies advanced Quality Engineering theories, methods,
and research techniques in the development, establishment,
and maintenance of quality assurance/ control policies,
procedures, and methods.
• Confers with superiors on unusual matters.
• Leads project-wide system audits as directed by principal
quality assurance engineer or program management.
• Writes quality plans, procedures, and audit checklists.
• Verifies quality standards and test procedures for the design
and product evaluation to attain quality economically and
• Provides quality assurance support to ensure that products
are acquired and installed in accordance with customer and
company quality requirements.
• Makes sure sampling plans, quality standards, and quality
control instructions are utilized by manufacturing, test and
inspection in assessing the quality levels of products and
• Documents evaluation, testing, and correction.
• Provides recommendations concerning the disposition of
defective materials and maintains a continuous awareness of
quality problems.
• Compiles and writes training material and conducts
training sessions on quality control activities.
• May specialize in particular area of quality control
engineering, such as design, incoming material, process
control, product evaluation, inventory control, product
reliability, research and development, and administrative
• May provide technical guidance to lower-level engineers,
technicians, and inspectors

• Guides and directs lower level personnel on the set-up and performance of tests.
• Acts as liaison with outside suppliers in establishing or modifying specifications for purchased items.
Devises and applies testing procedures for parts or sub-assemblies received from outside vendors.
Participates in the development, maintenance, and refinement of internal quality control and
reliability programs.
• Ensures that the company and customer’s requirements are met on assigned products, programs,
areas, or functions.
• Recommends corrective action to quality problems.
• Provides technical support and advises other engineering groups.
• May work in any of the following areas of quality control/assurance engineering: design, incoming
material, process control, product evaluation, inventory control, product reliability, research and
development and administrative application.
• Ensures adherence to company policies, procedures, and related government regulations.
• Prepares quality assurance audit checklists and participates in quality assurance audits of
corporate/project QA program/plans
• Monitors project engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations,
decommissioning, and other activities related to the quality program/plan
• Reviews and monitors reported nonconforming conditions and associated corrective actions
• Reviews and reports on selected engineering and procurement documents to assure the inclusion of
applicable quality requirements
• Reviews and reports on project associated quality-related procedures and manuals for conformance to
project QA program/plan requirements
• Reviews and reports on new or revised regulatory requirements and their impact on the established QA
• Follows up on actions taken in response to audit findings to assure adequacy of completed corrective


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