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Quality Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: February 16, 2023
Reference Code: 19195
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 Procurement and Construction group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Quality Engineer! This team works a hybrid 9x80 schedule located at our Idaho Falls facility with every other Friday off.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Function as a Quality Engineer (QE) to support multiple programs/projects and perform oversight and mentoring of technical staff.
  • Review and approve procurement documents and assist in applying appropriate Quality criteria. Develop Quality inspection requirements.
  • Assist Programs/Projects/Facilities in identifying and developing appropriate quality requirements.
  • Perform quality-verifying activities to assess compliance and implementation.
  • Support the effort to implement and assure quality requirements and initiatives while supporting programs/projects.
  • Establish priorities and work with different levels of management within the company and other departments.
  • Assure compliance with company, corporate, and DOE quality requirements.
  • Review various company documents, requisitions, and design documents for compliance with established QA requirements.
  • Develop and continuously improve QA plans and procedures.
  • Provide improvement suggestions on INL quality-related documents.
  • Work with and provide quality-related training to technical personnel and management, Quality Engineers, QA Technicians, and technical staff.
  • Interface with external customers and participants in quality-related matters.
  • Review engineering, work planning, operation and maintenance instructions, and procurement documents
  • Provide recommendations for solutions to quality compliance and implementation issues.
  • Determine appropriate inspection hold points in processes and procedures and prepare inspection plans.
  • Issue and track nonconformance and other deficiency reports through closure
  • Lead all aspects of configuration and records management activities for S&T activities.
  • Verify operations or inspections as called out in procedures and work control plans.
  • Perform general verification for equipment and materials.
  • Perform surveillance and assessment of related operations and quality-related matters.
  • Maintain proficiency and required training and qualification for quality engineering 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.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Level 2: Associates degree and 6 years relevant experience, Bachelor's degree and 2 years relevant experience, Masters and 1 year of relevant experience, or a PhD. 10 years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Level 3: Associates degree and 9 years relevant experience, Bachelor's degree and 5 years relevant experience, Masters and 3 years of relevant experience, or a PhD and 2 years of relevant experience. 13 years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Relevant experience includes, but is not limited to, the following: Work experience as a Quality Manager (QA or QC), Quality Inspector, Quality Engineer, or Document Control Coordinator in an NQA-1 fabrication facility.
  • Must have a good understanding and knowledge of quality concepts and practices, be thoroughly familiar with codes and standards such as ASME NQA-1, and regulations as they apply to various types of projects or work activities.
  • Must be able to qualify as a Quality Engineer.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of all relevant quality and calibration requirements, specifications, systems, rules, and regulations for the company.
  • Must be able to effectively work with INL and DOE personnel.
  • Must be an effective communicator.
  • Must have excellent oral and written presentation skills.
  • Core proficiencies for this position are communication, problem solving, adaptability, judgment, collaboration, leadership, and decision making.
  • Preferred Requirements: familiar with and ability to navigate through Asset Suite.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 190 ($70,680 - $116,616) / Salary Grade 210 ($93,492 - $154,212)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • 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.