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Quality Engineer

Job ID JR101209 Date posted 06/10/2024

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

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 QualityRepresentatives work closely with their assigned organizations to provide quality assurance functions tailored to the organization and serve as a liaison back to the QMO.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Quality Management Office (QMO) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is seeking a 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 Collider-Accelerator Department within the Nuclear Particle Physics Directorate.  The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department is to develop, improve and operate the suite of particle / heavy ion accelerators used to carry out the program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform implementation assessments of the Collider-Accelerator Department Conduct of Operations Program, i.e. implementation of procedures and BNL Quality Program requirements. This includes developing assessment criteria, assessing implementation of requirements, documenting results, preparing reports, performing follow-up, and maintaining data base.

  • Perform independent verification of corrective action implementation resulting from internal and external assessments, causal analysis, critiques and surveillances.

  • Participate on and potentially lead causal analysis teams.

  • Review/approval of technical documents (e.g. drawings, engineering change requests, statements of work, specifications, procedures, purchase requisitions) to ensure appropriate quality requirements have been addressed.

  • Perform vendor evaluations.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or scientific discipline.

  • Three (3) years relevant work experience.

  • Knowledge of basic quality assurance and quality control methods.

  • 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 Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint) and Microsoft Visio.

  • Core skills include organizational and time management, ability to gather information and resourcefulness in resolving problems.

  • The ability to perform field surveillances, ability to be in areas of magnetic fields in excess of 5 gauss and work in radiologically controlled areas.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of or training in specific quality standards or skills (e.g., ISO9001, NQA-1, ASQ Certification, Auditing).

  • Ability to work independently, have the desire and ability to learn new systems, make informed decisions and regularly exercise a high degree of discretion and judgment.

Brookhaven National Laboratory is committed to fair, equitable and competitive compensation. The salary range for this position is $94250 - $131750 / year. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate's qualifications, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at: https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/400-series/0486.1-BOrder-a/@@images/file

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brookhaven Science Associates is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are 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. BSA takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We 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.

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