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Lead Auditor

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: July 24, 2022
Reference Code: 18140
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) Audits group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Lead Auditor!
Our team works a hybrid 4x10 schedule located at our REC facility with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Function as a Lead Auditor to support the supplier evaluation process and other assignments in the INL Quality Assurance organization as advised. Performance of supplier evaluations are conducted in a professional and business-like manner as a representative of INL.
  • Enable work by assuring quality requirements and initiatives are identified, understood, planned and implemented.
  • Prioritizes and interfaces with various levels of management and staff.
  • Assure compliance with laboratory, corporate, and DOE quality requirements while implementing the INL graded approach, applying the appropriate level of effort where warranted and eliminating undue burden.
  • Participate in supplier performance maintenance metrics.
  • Review various documents, requisitions, design documents, codes, standards, procurement documents, quality assurance programs, etc. for compliance with established QA requirements.
  • Provide input in identifying and developing appropriate quality requirements.
  • Perform and lead internal but primarily external quality assurance audits to determine implementation compliance.
  • Audits will be both desktop reviews of QA Program documentation as well as direct evaluation, detailed reviews of documentation and evaluation of objective evidence of implementation.
  • All work will be conducted in accordance with INL procedures, independently, with little oversight.
  • Plan, conduct, report, follow-up and maintain supplier evaluations and conduct annual reviews of suppliers.
  • Maintain audit files in accordance with specified requirements.
  • Maintain proficiency and required training and qualification for quality engineering and lead auditor functions and responsibilities and participate in professional development activities.
  • Conduct independent QA assessments, management assessments and surveillances with peers and management to ensure that facility/program/project activities and related documentation maintain consistency.


  • PR03/04 - Bachelors degree plus 5-8 years relevant experience or an Advanced degree plus 3-6 years OR 13-16 years relevant experience/education in lieu of a bachelors' degree.
  • Bachelor's of Science or related degree programs preferred.
  • US Citizen. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L security clearance.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L"" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: 190: GRADE 190
  • 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; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
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.
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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 males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities 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.

COVID Safety Protocols
As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring that all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
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 a 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, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. 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.