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Quality Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: February 16, 2023
Reference Code: 19196
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 & Construction group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Quality Engineer! Our team works a hybrid 9x80 schedule located at our Idaho Falls facility with every other 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.
  • Function as a Quality Engineer (QE) to generally support the function of Procurement including catalog set-up, review and approval of requisitions, oversight, and other assignments in the INL Quality Assurance organization.
  • Guideline management and facility/project personnel of requirements and provide solutions to quality compliance and implementation processes.
  • Perform direct observations of quality affecting work performance activities.
  • Develop quality inspection plans, embedding required quality requirements.
  • Assist in defining and developing appropriate quality requirements for procurements.
  • Perform surveillances, audits, and assessments, as assigned, to determine compliance with and implementation of company processes.
  • 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 INL quality program requirements.
  • Perform as a quality program area technical point of contact and/or domain expert, as assigned by management. Maintain required training as per Individual Training Plan (ITP).
  • Assist in maintaining and updating the Master Material Catalog.
  • Resolve discrepancies in material descriptions and ordering data with the requestor.
  • Review and approve quality significant material request containing Catalog ID's and incorporate minimum quality requirements into procurements.
  • Conduct independent QA assessments, management assessments, and surveillances with peers and management to ensure that facility/program/project activities and related documentation maintain consistency.
  • Review and approve Purchase Orders and Contracts, ensuring lab-wide and facility-specific clauses are incorporated into procurement documents.
  • Partner with customers to provide procurement strategies in accordance with procurement and engineering procedures.
  • Develop inspection planning and material control documents in partnership with technical authorities.
  • Provide direction and guidance to receipt inspectors.
  • Maintain proficiency and required training and qualification for quality engineering functions and responsibilities and participate in professional development activities.


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 experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system and/or verifiable catalog management experience.
  • Must possess knowledge of quality requirements, specifications, and regulations.
  • Must have a good understanding and knowledge of quality concepts and practices, be familiar with codes and standards such as ASTM, SAE, ASME NQA-1 and ISO-9001, and regulations as they apply to various types of projects or work activities.
  • INL Quality Engineer qualification (must be able to achieve qualification within first 12 months of assignment).
  • Core proficiencies for this position are communication, problem solving, adaptability, judgment, collaboration, and decision making.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain site-specific and facility-specific qualifications.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience with Asset Suite with an understanding of the Master Material Catalog.
  • INL Basic Inspector.
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.