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Quality Engineer

Job ID 1972 Date posted 12/04/2019

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

The Planning, Performance and Quality Management Office (PPQM) provides an enterprise-level perspective on planning and performance and provides a focal point for Laboratory contractor assurance activities.  Within PPQM, the Quality Management Office (QMO) works with line organizations on developing and delivering programs, activities, and services that integrate quality assurance, environmental, and safety management principles throughout the Laboratory. Deployed Quality Representatives work closely with their assigned organizations to provide quality assurance functions tailored to the organization and serve as a liaison back to the QMO.

Required Duties and Responsibilities:

The Quality Management Office (QMO) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is seeking an energetic self-starter to join their team as a deployed Quality Representative.

As an engineer, you will apply standard quality assurance and quality control practices and techniques in specific aspects of design, procurement, manufacture, test, and initial operation.  In this role, you will work with colleagues to support the implementation of quality assurance and quality control methods on projects and processes. Activities include: planning, performing, and documenting assessments of processes against requirements; support the implementation of corrective action plans, analyzing performance data, performing supplier reviews and selections and incoming inspections, managing calibration programs, and developing and reviewing procedures.

This position will directly support the Environmental Protection Division.  In addition to the activities above, the Q Rep for the EPD is responsible for implementing the Waste Management Program Quality Assurance Plan.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or scientific discipline
  • Minimum three (3) years progressively responsible related work experience in the implementation of quality assurance methods
  • Knowledge of basic quality assurance and quality control methods including: document control and management; design review, calibration, inspection and test; process improvement; and assessment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required to interact with a diverse group of engineers, scientists and technical staff
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization, both individually as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Microsoft Visio

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of or training in specific quality standards or skills (e.g. ISO14001, Auditing)
  • Knowledge of or training in environmental and waste management compliance

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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