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NDE Quality Inspector

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: January 19, 2023
Reference Code: 19030
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) Quality Control group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a NDE Quality Inspector! This team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our MFC facility with every Friday off.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide quality inspection support at INL to ensure compliance with DOE, Company, and customer specific requirements applicable to Quality Inspection and Non-Destructive Examination.
  • Perform inspections on nuclear facility, maintenance, fabrication, and construction projects.
  • Act as quality program inspector technical authority representative both in the field and at suppliers facilities.
  • Provide assistance to Quality Engineers during design reviews and inspection planning.
  • Provide first-line inspection and testing in support of nuclear maintenance, and similar in-house activities.
  • Provide Inspector Certification activities in support of the INL Inspector Certification Program.
  • Perform technical reviews to maintain company level inspection procedures are accurate and correct.
  • Perform in process surveillance of complex wide program work to verify compliance with company quality program procedures.
  • Maintain required training as per Individual Training Plan (ITP)
  • Provide technical expertise in NDE methods to support work activities requiring a qualified inspector.
  • Verify and/or witness operations and perform inspections and surveillances as called out in plans, procedures, or work control documents. Ensure documentations of such activities is complete and accurate and all requirements are met.
  • Provide support to the control of items including cleaning and inspection operations. This includes drawing and specification reviews to ensure inspectable attributes of items.
  • Provide support in various administrative functions such as non-conformance reporting, tracking, trending, assessments and records management.
  • Provide mentorship to peers and program, project, facility management in providing innovative, functioning methods for meeting quality requirements. Provide training to peers and work organizations in quality technical aspects of the INL Quality program.
  • Maintain proficiency and required training and qualifications for related QAI functions and participate in professional development activities.
  • Become familiar with and comply with ESH&Q program requirements. Be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures. Support the Employee Safety Team and Behavioral Based Safety programs. Attend monthly safety meetings as directed.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Level 4: High School Diploma and 6 years related quality inspection experience with at least 2 years of experience working as a certified Eddy Current Level II.
  • Level 5: High School Diploma and 6+ years related quality inspection experience with at least 4 years of experience working as a certified Eddy Current Level II.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
  • Radiation Worker II qualification (must be able to obtain and maintain within first 6 months of assignment)
  • Must be able to acquire and maintain Technician qualification for Nuclear Facilities
Preferred Requirements:
  • Welding, Visual, Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, Radiographic, and/or Ultrasonic NDE inspection experience commensurate to SNT-TC-1A Level I/II/III certifications or equivalent.
  • Must be able to acquire a complete understanding and knowledge of quality management concepts and practices; be thoroughly familiar with quality assurance codes, standards, and regulations as they apply to various types of facility operations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 180 ($62,640 - $100,224) / Salary Grade 190 ($70,680 - $116,616)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: Testing designated position; It will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of 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 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.