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Quality Leak Tester

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: September 7, 2022
Reference Code: 18339
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 group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Quality Leak Tester.
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our MFC facility with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Function as an INL Quality Program ambassador and authority of 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.
  • Perform oversight functions on nuclear facility, maintenance, fabrication and construction projects.
  • Collaborate with System/Plant Engineering during design reviews and inspection planning.
  • Provide first-line inspection and testing/oversight supporting 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 surveillances of complex-wide program work to verify compliance with company quality program procedures.
  • Perform NDE examinations independently and communicate effectively and technically to collaborate across multiple areas including Engineering, Production Control and Maintenance.
  • Procedure development/technical collaboration and testing as required.
  • Provide guidance to Quality and Engineering personnel regarding NDE processes/procedures.
  • Collaborate with line management and facility/project personnel on requirements and provide solutions to Quality compliance and implementation processes.
  • As assigned, provide oversight and direction for INL Nondestructive Examination (NDE) personnel.
  • Perform as Quality Program area technical point of contact and/or authority, as assigned by management.
  • Maintain required training as per Individual Training Plan (ITP).
  • Develop quality inspection planning using quality engineering principles. Perform reviews of various facility, program, or project documents to provide inputs for Quality items & processes and to ensure documents meet company quality requirements. Be aware of and work within associated budgets. Document and process changes to facility, program, or project documents and conduct related training. Perform direct observations of quality work performance as required to support various projects and work.
  • Provide support to the control of items including cleaning and inspection operations. This includes drawing and specification reviews to ensure inspectable attributes of fabricated items.
  • Participate in developing the quality program and implementing systems for programs/projects. Provide technical expertise, assistance, and advice to program, project, facility management and personnel relative to quality compliance and implementation issues. Collaborate in providing solutions to resolve facility, program, or project compliance issues.
  • Conduct assessments/surveillances/audits. Act with peers and management to ensure that facility and program/project activities and related documentation maintain consistency.
  • Maintain required training and proficiency per training plan.
  • Other duties as assigned in development of personal growth and the INL QA organization.
  • 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.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or 8 years education/experience in lieu of degree.are
  • Ability to obtain and maintain familiarity with common INL NDE area (e.g.., RT, MT, PT, UT, and VT) implementing processes.
  • Ability to obtain 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 achieve qualification within first 6 months of assignment)
  • Radiation Worker II qualification (must obtain within first 6 months of assignment)
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Job Information
  • Salary Grades: 230 ($118,020 - $200,808) / 240 ($135,816 - $230,904)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP-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
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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.