Quality Assurance Inspector

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Quality Assurance (QA) Inspector to support the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate programs. You will solve highly complex technical problems and implement a wide range of QA functions such as procurements, field and receipt inspections, review technical documents, implement QA and Work Control program requirements, and perform audits and assessments. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED) supporting the Weapon Technologies and Engineering (WTE) Program, within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the 338.1 or 339.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide advanced technical and administrative oversight to ensure implementation of LLNL QA program requirements by analyzing and interpreting highly complex data to provide QA inspector services to WCI programmatic organizations.
- Plan, direct, and coordinate various technical inspections, field walk-downs, etc. in support of facility and programmatic activities at WCI facilities to ensure adherence to QA standards and requirements.
- Coordinate the completion of complex to highly complex tasks involving work in nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.
- Implement the Non-Conformance Report (NCR) process.
- Provide technical advice and direction to technicians, making frequent decisions using independent discretion and judgment.
- Provide advanced technical support to vendor inspections and reviews.
- Present results of technical reviews and inspections, both verbally and in writing, to various Laboratory subject matter experts and managers.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the 339.2 Level
- Collaborate with program personnel to perform independent assessment and audit activities in a variety of conditions and environments, such as nuclear facility radioactive materials area, Site 300, High Explosive Applications Facility (HEAF), and other WCI facilities.
- Perform highly advanced technical reviews and present the results to management, both internal and external to the Laboratory.
- Monitor and manage the Non-Conformance Report (NCR) process.

- Bachelors degree in mechanical, electrical engineering, or a related scientific field or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Significant experience in QA program implementation, technical reviews, product receipt inspections, engineering reviews, and hoisting and rigging inspections, which require lifting up to 40 pounds, climbing ladders and scaffolding, and performing inspections at elevated heights or under fixed structures in a safe and controlled manner.
- Significant experience applying a broad understanding of scientific and technical disciplines, including safety, engineering, operations, and maintenance.
- Advanced technical and administrative problem-solving skills.
- Significant experience working with and controlling Critical Measuring and Test Equipment instruments.
- Significant experience reading and interpreting mechanical, electrical, and structural design drawings and specifications and knowledge of ANSI Y-14.5 Standard.
- Ability to mentor others in specific on-the-job training, with advanced technical skills specific to assignment.
- Advanced communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills to effectively write documents such as plans, procedures, and reports, and to present, explain, and advise senior management.
In Addition at the 339.2 Level
- Extensive experience in QA program development, commercial grade item dedication testing and evaluation, software QA, and assessments and audits.
- Extensive experience providing technical evaluations and recommendations in a wide-range of engineering and technical disciplines.
- Highly advanced communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills at a highly advanced technical level to effectively write documents such as plans, procedures, specifications, and reports, and to present, explain, and advise senior management regarding QA activities.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience designing and working in a fabrication environment.
- Experience providing independent oversight of organizations, operations, or facilities, and assuring QA programs are implemented appropriately and in compliance (including nuclear facility experience).
- Registered as an AWS Certified Weld Inspector or Certified Electrical Inspector.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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