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HukariAscendent is a Woman-Owned, Small Business specializing in comprehensive engineering and technical support services associated with commercial nuclear power and other Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear activities.
We are seeking qualified candidates to perform the following:

Define scope of technical and quality engineering programs and develop effective, quality solutions to challenges which involve unique or controversial problems. Creatively meet all company and industry requirements and apply site systems to achieve quality, cost-effective, and timely results. Give quality guidance to less senior professionals on related tasks.

DUTIES
Apply technical and quality engineering experience in field of specialization to resolve complex problems.
Incorporate advanced technical and quality engineering practices and a variety of complex features such as: complicated technical requirements, application of new or special materials or processes, and difficult coordination or oversight requirements into problem solving and program planning.
Provide leadership in determining solutions to complex problems and be recognized as having expertise in a functional area of technical and quality engineering specialization.
Provide direction and position responsibility both inside and outside department lines on programs seeking new approaches to problems and new application of existing engineering and quality assurance principles; evaluate the results of programs through surveillances, monitoring, assessments, and reviews; prepare reports and recommendations based on these evaluations; and, identify and recommend improvements where established technology, methodology, and procedures are inadequate for solution.
Keep informed of the advancement of technology and requirements as applied within one's area of specialization and expertise.
Develop QA programs and procedures and ensure compliance and effective execution of technical and quality assurance requirements.
Be accountable for compliance with the approved schedules and that personnel under one's technical guidance are appropriately trained and effectively utilized.
Prepare plans including schedules, budgets and personnel requirements for solving technical and quality engineering tasks identified by management. Develop schedules, monitor progress, monitor expenditures of budget and review quality of work completed to ensure that technical and quality requirements are met.
Serve on a Facility Review Board, providing QA expertise in support of facility start-up and/or operation. Support facility/project needs within the assigned area by conducting procurement, procedure, and work package reviews.
Communicate objectives and results to customers, colleagues, and management. Prepare reports, professional papers, and articles for internal publication; Occasionally prepare reports for external publication. Communicate with DOESR personnel regarding QA Program and corrective action status.
Enhance expertise in field through leadership in local technical societies.
Demonstrate commitment to TQ concepts by active participation and successful implementation of Div./Dept. TQ initiatives.
Serve as a QA expert in evaluating the QA Programs of major program participants, including subcontractors and suppliers, in order to recommend corrective actions, redirect efforts, and provide judgment regarding a project or facility's potential for success. Present findings to program or facility management and Site QA.
Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications/Requirements:
Must qualify in one of the following:
PH.D. degree in Engineering/Science with 5 years of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, or Engineering experience in the fields of Operations, Maintenance, Construction or Industrial Manufacturing
MS degree in Engineering/Science with 8 years of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, or Engineering experience in the fields of Operations, Maintenance, Construction or Industrial Manufacturing
BS degree in Engineering/Science with 10 years of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, or Engineering experience in the fields of Operations, Maintenance, Construction or Industrial Manufacturing.
Non-Technical degree with 13 years of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, or Engineering experience in the fields of Operations, Maintenance, Construction or Industrial Manufacturing

Experience:
At least 16 years of multi-disciplined professional Quality Assurance or engineering related experience with increasing levels of responsibility in an operations, maintenance, construction, or manufacturing environment, of which, 10 years must have been in a senior position.
Experience/Skills:
Current or prior certification as a lead auditor. Past SRNS Qual. and/or ASQC-Certified Quality Engineer is desirable.
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must be able to obtain/maintain a U.S. DOE 'Q' security clearance

HukariAscendent offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off.

Opportunities with HukariAscendent change frequently. For a complete listing of our current openings, please visit our website at https://www.hukari.com.

HukariAscendent is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status including disabled veterans and Vietnam era veterans, or other protected status.

HukariAscendent maintains a drug-free workplace.


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