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Fabrication & MFC Quality Manager

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: January 25, 2023
Reference Code: 19066
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) and North Holmes Laboratory (NHL) Quality group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Fabrication & MFC Quality Manager! This team works a hybrid 4 x10 schedule located at our Materials and Fuels Complex with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Function as the Fabrication & MFC Quality Manager to assign and direct work of Quality Engineers and Inspectors within organizational responsibilities.
  • Act as the responsible functional area domain expert and decision maker for assigned quality areas.
  • Manage technical aspects of quality engineering projects crossing multiple fields (i.e., engineering, fabrication, nuclear operations, procurement, construction, training, etc.)
  • Ensure Quality Engineer and Inspector functions are planned, performed, and verified in accordance with INL policy.
  • Lead teams to perform area and lab wide quality initiatives.
  • Works with project managers and staff for effective development and delivery of engineering design packages.
  • Work with customer to act as spokesperson for the organization.
  • Manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Identify and assign resource commitments and ensure product quality standards.
  • Provides project status for quality work on a routine basis.
  • Quality work shall be compatible with applicable codes and standards and meet pre-established schedule and cost commitments.
  • Manages multiple tasks/projects with little or no oversight.
  • Appraise performance of those supervised.
  • Provides technical direction, guidance to quality engineers and inspectors.
  • Ensure Quality program compliance by providing daily guidance to Quality engineers and inspectors through field observations.
  • Provides input on performance to line management.
  • Obtain and integrate feedback from employees concerning safety, health, quality, and environmental issues for specific activities and obtain and share relevant lessons learned.
  • Communicate Quality program expectations to Quality engineers and inspectors.
  • Hold accountable Quality engineers and inspectors for their performance and standards. Monitor performance and provide feedback.
  • Ensure Quality engineers and inspectors are current on training requirements for their jobs.
  • Provide periodic information for assigned staff (e.g., briefs, training, updates)
  • Perform additional duties by the direct organization manager.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related sciences and 8 years relevant experience or 16 years equivalent demonstrable experience with at least 6 years of nuclear experience acquired at a nuclear power, test, research, or production reactor or critical facility.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
  • Ability to lead and motivate people.
  • Ability to schedule and assign work activities.
  • Ability to communicate technical issues with all levels of the organization,
  • Ability to develop solutions and implement action.
  • Must be able to Qualify as INL Quality Engineer.
  • Must Qualify as INL Lead Assessor.
  • Qualify in assigned area specific trainings (e.g., PDD-105, PDD-147, etc.).
  • Radiation Worker (I or II for area responsibilities).
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 220 ($107,520 - $177,336)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; It will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of employment.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities, and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.