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Radioisotope Quality Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: February 15, 2023
Reference Code: 19182
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) Radioisotope Power System (RPS) Quality group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Radioisotope Quality Engineer! This team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our Material and Fuels Complex (MFC) with every Friday off.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Contribute to the exploration of space by helping manage RPS systems and supporting the program's mission. This includes working with different levels of management within the company and other agencies including DOE & DOE Laboratories, NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne and Teledyne Energy Systems.
  • Assist the RPS Program by working with internal and external customers and other quality professionals to provide independent quality assurance support for the maintenance and development of quality process improvements, quality philosophy, strategic planning, and other quality related initiatives.
  • Mentor junior Quality staff, program/project technical staff, and management on solutions to quality compliance and implementation issues.
  • Coordinate and lead all aspects of the distribution, execution, and completion of work assignments among junior personnel based on tasking by management.
  • Review engineering, fabrication, work planning, operation and maintenance instructions, and procurement documents for compliance to RPS Program and BEA quality requirements.
  • Determine appropriate inspection hold points in processes and procedures, and prepare inspection plans; issue and track non-conformance and other deficiency reports through closure; lead all aspects of configuration and records management activities for RPS Program activities, review and approve tool folders, and prepare data packages to support completion of major RPS work you're doing.
  • Prepare and obtain approval of data packages for high value materials and sub-assemblies including traceability, chain of custody, and all other requirements as mandated by Interface Working Agreements and other external customer requirements documents.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree of science in engineering, technology, or other scientific field and 8 years relevant experience, or advanced degree and 6 years relevant experience.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
  • Able to obtain and maintain radiation worker I qualification.
  • Able to obtain and maintain Technical Staff qualification for nuclear facilities.
Preferred Requirements:
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 220 ($107,520 - $177,336)
  • 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.
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.