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Quality Assurance Engineer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening for a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer. You will contribute to the oversight and management of Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI)'s QA programs, and the design and deployment of plans and procedures to provide assurance that WCI activities are performed in compliance with Directorate and LLNL/LLNS policies, federal, state and local laws and regulations associated with QA programs. Your work will primarily have you performing direct observations, document reviews, conducting assessments, providing briefings, and writing reports. In this role, you will work closely with facility and programmatic customers as well as other Laboratory support organizations.

This position will support WCI nuclear and non-nuclear facilities at the main site in Livermore, California, Site 300 in Tracy, California, and the LLNL facilities at the Nevada National Security Site, Las Vegas, Nevada. This position is in the WCI Operations Support group, within Nuclear Materials Technology Program and reports to the WCI Quality Assurance Officer.

In this role you will

  • Provide Quality Assurance advice and assistance to specific WCI operations, projects and programs to ensure compliance with quality assurance regulations (e.g.10CFR830.120, DOE O 414.1D, NAP 401.1) and ensure QA objectives and requirements are met in WCI facilities.
  • Assist with the deployment and operation of WCI's Principal Directorate Quality Assurance Plan (PDQAP) and QA documents and procedures.
  • Develop performance criteria/metrics; evaluate and qualify suppliers.
  • Contribute to WCI programs, projects and operations, performing quality control inspections at LLNL and at vendor sites to assure products meet specification requirements.
  • Apply risk-based approaches to evaluate rigor level of product qualification activities and create test plans, including destructive and non-destructive testing, to determine inherent adherence to quality requirements, as appropriate.
  • Provide solutions to complex technical problems and recurring issues of significant impact, advise WCI management (e.g. Program Managers, Facility Managers and Assurance Managers).
  • Schedule and conduct audits, assessments, and inspections to monitor and evaluate the implementation of WCI's QA activities then coordinate successful closure of WCI QA program self-assessment and audit results.
  • Lead and develop new systems and processes focused on continuous improvement to ensure quality requirements are effectively implemented and ideal behaviors in the workplace are enabled.
  • Develop and implement plans to promote culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U. S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's Degree in science, chemistry, engineering, or a related technical/science discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Significant experience with and advanced knowledge of QA requirements associated with operations in nuclear and/or non-nuclear facilities and activities.
  • Significant experience managing and maintaining quality management systems (i.e., ISO 9001, NQA-1,).
  • Significant experience providing internal or independent assessments and audits of organizations, operations, and facilities for assuring the effective and compliant implementation of Quality programs.
  • Advanced decision-making skills necessary to advise, counsel, recommend and develop solutions on a wide variety of complex QA issues.
  • Experience with non-conformance tracking systems, work control processes, metrology, and/or other related QA programs.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of the application of the theories, principles, practices and procedures of the quality assurance discipline to science and technology research, development.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment, present and explain technical information, direct and coordinate self-assessment activities, and provide advice to managers and staff internal and external to WCI.
  • Demonstrated experience promoting and valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the workplace.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience qualifying and implementing safety significant software meeting ISQA requirements.
  • Relevant work experience within WCI organizations (e.g., Nuclear Material Technology Program, Primary Nuclear Design, Nuclear Weapons Engineering) in QA or other management role.
  • NQA-1 Lead Auditor qualification and associated experience related to supplier evaluation.
  • Experience implementing the commercial grade dedication process as described in NQA-1

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement). If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form.

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

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Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

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Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

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California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory's mission.

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We have an opening for a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer. You will contribute to the oversight and management of Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI)'s QA programs, and the design and deployment of plans and procedures to provide assurance that WCI activities are performed in compliance with Directorate and LLNL/LLNS policies, federal, state and local laws and regulations associated with QA programs. Your work will primarily have you performing direct observations, document reviews, conducting assessments, providing briefings, and writing reports. In this role, you will work closely with facility and programmatic customers as well as other Laboratory support organizations.

This position will support WCI nuclear and non-nuclear facilities at the main site in Livermore, California, Site 300 in Tracy, California, and the LLNL facilities at the Nevada National Security Site, Las Vegas, Nevada. This position is in the WCI Operations Support group, within Nuclear Materials Technology Program and reports to the WCI Quality Assurance Officer.

In this role you will

  • Provide Quality Assurance advice and assistance to specific WCI operations, projects and programs to ensure compliance with quality assurance regulations (e.g.10CFR830.120, DOE O 414.1D, NAP 401.1) and ensure QA objectives and requirements are met in WCI facilities.
  • Assist with the deployment and operation of WCI's Principal Directorate Quality Assurance Plan (PDQAP) and QA documents and procedures.
  • Develop performance criteria/metrics; evaluate and qualify suppliers.
  • Contribute to WCI programs, projects and operations, performing quality control inspections at LLNL and at vendor sites to assure products meet specification requirements.
  • Apply risk-based approaches to evaluate rigor level of product qualification activities and create test plans, including destructive and non-destructive testing, to determine inherent adherence to quality requirements, as appropriate.
  • Provide solutions to complex technical problems and recurring issues of significant impact, advise WCI management (e.g. Program Managers, Facility Managers and Assurance Managers).
  • Schedule and conduct audits, assessments, and inspections to monitor and evaluate the implementation of WCI's QA activities then coordinate successful closure of WCI QA program self-assessment and audit results.
  • Lead and develop new systems and processes focused on continuous improvement to ensure quality requirements are effectively implemented and ideal behaviors in the workplace are enabled.
  • Develop and implement plans to promote culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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  • Ability to secure and maintain a U. S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's Degree in science, chemistry, engineering, or a related technical/science discipline, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Significant experience with and advanced knowledge of QA requirements associated with operations in nuclear and/or non-nuclear facilities and activities.
  • Significant experience managing and maintaining quality management systems (i.e., ISO 9001, NQA-1,).
  • Significant experience providing internal or independent assessments and audits of organizations, operations, and facilities for assuring the effective and compliant implementation of Quality programs.
  • Advanced decision-making skills necessary to advise, counsel, recommend and develop solutions on a wide variety of complex QA issues.
  • Experience with non-conformance tracking systems, work control processes, metrology, and/or other related QA programs.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of the application of the theories, principles, practices and procedures of the quality assurance discipline to science and technology research, development.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment, present and explain technical information, direct and coordinate self-assessment activities, and provide advice to managers and staff internal and external to WCI.
  • Demonstrated experience promoting and valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the workplace.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience qualifying and implementing safety significant software meeting ISQA requirements.
  • Relevant work experience within WCI organizations (e.g., Nuclear Material Technology Program, Primary Nuclear Design, Nuclear Weapons Engineering) in QA or other management role.
  • NQA-1 Lead Auditor qualification and associated experience related to supplier evaluation.
  • Experience implementing the commercial grade dedication process as described in NQA-1

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Posted: 2022-04-29 Expires: 2022-05-29

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