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Quality Engineer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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The Scorpius project in the Weapons Complex Integration Directorate (WCI) has an opening for a Quality Engineer. You will be responsible to build and maintain an effective quality culture among a team of physicists, electrical and mechanical engineers, designers, technicians, and supplier-management staff. The culture of quality shall encompass quality of in-house design efforts, quality of in-house/supplier documentation, and quality of various in-house and supplier-provided products. The role will include development, implementation, and maintenance of administrative/business/engineering processes which enable systematic approaches to team objectives. You will educate a team of electrical and mechanical engineers, designers, technicians, and supplier management staff in the principles and capabilities of various quality systems/principles while building consensus and ensuring their support for your implementations. The role requires a schedule-sensitive, solution-oriented individual, with the ability to recognize and apply varying levels of rigor in anticipating (or resolving) quality challenges. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) in the LLNL Engineering Directorate, with the successful individual matrixed to WCI.

This position will be filled at either the TSS.3 or TSS.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide solutionsadapted/tailored to the Scorpius Project and team and its scheduleof how to apply a graded approach to quality control on various complex products/systems to ensure requirements are reliably met, then build consensus, and proceed.
- Develop, build consensus, implement, and maintain administrative/business/engineering processesadapted/tailored to the Scorpius Project and team and its schedule covering quality of in-house design efforts, quality of in-house/supplier documentation, and quality of various in-house and supplier-provided products. Write and maintain documentation of these systematic approaches, i.e., project procedures.
- Educate a team of physicists, electrical and mechanical engineers, designers, technicians, and supplier-management staff in the principles and capabilities of various quality systems/principles while building consensus and ensuring their support for your implementations. Set direction for the team on Quality issues; serve as point of contact to resolve Quality issues while avoiding schedule delays.
- Provide solution-oriented oversight of suppliers Quality Assurance programs, while personally assisting suppliers with development and implementation of appropriate/warranted improvements (assist with Corrective Actions).
- Prepare complex inspection/test procedures, incorporating knowledge of various stakeholders and lessons learned to date. Assist with writing the quality, inspection, test, sections of Statements of Work.
- Provide technical assistance with transition of in-house prototype assembly and test to subcontracted assembly/test efforts. For these efforts, assist with preparation and release of documents for each solicitations technical package.
- Visit various LLNL labs/assembly areas and travel to suppliers facilities to assess progress, determine and provide necessary process improvements, identify, and mitigate risks, witness testing, etc.
- Provide regular status updates to stakeholders; recognize when to develop and initiate workarounds to project obstacles.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Duties, at the TSS.4 Level:
- Write, proof, and revise highly complex inspection/test procedures, incorporating knowledge of various stakeholders and lessons learned to date. Assist with writing the quality, inspection, test, sections of Statements of Work.
- Provide creative solutionsadapted/tailored to the Scorpius Project and team and its scheduleof how to apply a graded approach to quality control on various highly complex products/systems to ensure requirements are reliably met, then build consensus, and proceed.

Qualifications
- Bachelors degree in engineering with significant experience developing/implementing/tailoring Quality programs in dynamic time-sensitive new-product environments with wide ranges of outsourced content.
- Ability to anticipate, prevent and resolve quality problems among schedule-driven teams.
- Significant experience educating a multidisciplinary team in the principles and capabilities of various quality systems/principles while adapting your approach to build consensus and ensure participation.
- Significant experience resolving the organizational challenges of initial implementations and/or extending quality systems/principles without impact to overall project schedule.
- Significant experience building consensus, generally without formal authority, across a wide range of engineering and organizational disciplines, while ensuring against delivery-schedule disruptions.
- Advanced knowledge of industry-standard Quality Assurance programs, quality control methods, and applicable industry standards (e.g., ASQ, IPC, ANSI); experience developing and implementing in-house QA/QC practices appropriate to varying design maturity; e.g., early prototype vs. production-ready design.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment, i.e., present and explain technical information, provide assessments/recommendations to management, influence/build consensus within multi-discipline teams, etc.

Additional Qualifications, at the TSS.4 Level:
- Highly advanced knowledge of industry-standard Quality Assurance programs, quality control methods, and applicable industry standards (e.g., ASQ, IPC, ANSI); Expert level experience developing and implementing in-house QA/QC practices appropriate to varying design maturity; e.g., early prototype vs. production-ready design.
- Expert verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment, i.e., present and explain technical information, provide assessments/recommendations to management, influence/build consensus within multi-discipline teams, etc.
- Experience leading teams in defining/improving administrative/business/engineering processes covering quality of in-house design efforts, quality of in-house/supplier documentation, and quality various in-house and supplier-provided products. Also, experience adapting/tailoring your implementations to the cultural characteristics, skills, knowledge, and abilities of the overall team.

Desired Qualifications
- ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, or similar nationally recognized certification.
- Experience in developing suppliers of new specialized components and integrated assemblies, e.g., experience assisting suppliers with quality challenges of new product introductions (NPIs).

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.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet 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. 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.

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

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Posted: 2020-10-16 Expires: 2020-11-15

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