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Quality Assurance Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 11, 2022
Reference Code: 18826
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) Quality Field Organization group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Quality Assurance Engineer! Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) facility with every Friday off.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Function as an INL Quality Program ambassador and guide INL's quality program implementation for assigned work areas.
  • Provide Quality Engineering support for INL to ensure compliance with DOE, Laboratory, and customer specific requirements applicable to Quality Assurance Program.
  • Maintain required training as per Individual Training Plan (ITP)
  • Review designs, planning, safety basis documents, material requisitions, purchase orders, contracts, procedures, etc. for compliance with established INL Quality program requirements.
  • Advise line management and facility/project personnel of requirements and provide solutions.
  • Review and approve work control documents and input quality hold and inspection points.
  • Perform direct observations of quality affecting work performance activities.
  • Develop quality inspection plans embedding required quality requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with company, corporate, and DOE quality requirements.
  • Provide guidance for solutions to repair and design issues, using ingenuity and innovation.
  • Provide program support to Engineers in structure, system, and component (SSC) design, and development.
  • Provide guidance to verify applicable codes and consensus standards are implemented during design, fabrication, and construction of new/existing SSC's.
  • Perform surveillances, audits, and assessments to determine compliance with and implementation of company processes.
  • Perform audits of prospective suppliers to ensure suppliers capability to meet INL quality and engineering requirements.
  • Ensure quality program weaknesses and areas for process improvement are properly identified and resolved using the INL Issues Management process.
  • Mentor peers and engineers in developing, implementing, and maintaining requirements.
  • Provide oversight and direction for INL Nondestructive Examination (NDE) personnel.
  • Develop quality assurance planning documents implementing the Quality Program engineering principles for projects and programs.
  • Perform quality program reviews of various Nuclear Operations and work planning documents and design reviews.
  • Assist in developing the quality program and implementing systems for programs/projects. Help provide solutions to resolve facility, program, or project compliance issues.
  • Provide mentorship and training to peers and program, project, facility management in providing innovative, functioning methods for meeting quality requirements.
  • Become familiar with and follow ESH&Q program requirements. Be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures.
  • Support the Employee Safety Team, Behavioral Based Safety, and Safety Observations Achieve Results (SOAR) programs. Attend monthly safety meetings.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Level 3: Bachelor of Science degree, plus 5 years' experience, or Master of Science degree plus 3 years' experience, or PhD and 2 years' experience.
  • Level 4: Bachelor of Science degree, plus 8 years of experience, or Master of Science degree plus 6 years' experience, or PhD and 4 years' experience.
  • Degree must be in a quality related technical field.
  • Experience must be applicable quality experience.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
  • Able to acquire and maintain familiarity with common INL NDE area (e.g.., RT, MT, PT, UT, and VT) implementing processes.
  • Able to acquire and maintain proficiency with implementing INL Quality Assurance Program processes. (e.g., PDD-13000, LST-1118, NQA-1, Software Quality Requirements, ASME B31.1 and B31.3, ASME Section III, V, VIII & XI, AWS D 1.1, and AWS D 1.6., and other national quality standards)
  • INL Quality Engineer qualification (must be able to achieve qualification within first 12 months of assignment)
  • Radiation Worker I qualification (must be able to acquire and maintain within first 12 months of assignment)
  • INL Lead Assessor qualification (must be able to acquire and maintain within first 12 months of assignment)
  • INL Quality Assurance Auditor (must be able to acquire and maintain within first 12 months of assignment)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Site specific and Work Organization specific qualifications as assigned.
Preferred Requirements
  • Minimum one year of nuclear experience.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 210 ($91,032 - $150,156)
  • 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.