The Nuclear Quality Representative (NQR) works with customers and other quality professionals to provide quality assurance support for the development of quality management systems, project/process improvements, strategic planning and performance metrics, and other quality-related initiatives to support nuclear operations for the Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities Division.
Provide quality assurance support for safe and compliant operations of nonreactor nuclear facilities.
Ensure operational compliance to established NQA-1 quality requirements including the implementation of a graded approach.
Review procurement specifications, design specifications, fabrication documentation, maintenance work packages, and other documents for incorporation of appropriate quality assurance controls.
Provide quality planning assistance on various tasks, projects, procurements, work evolutions; provide assessments of work in progress, including document reviews against specifications.
Perform assessments to evaluate the health of the overall quality program as requested.
Conduct material receiving inspection and commercial grade dedication on safety related and non-safety related materials.
Review actions for findings/OFI’s to ensure closure evidence is sufficient.
Assist in implementation of nonconformance processing.
Assist in the development of fabrication and inspection plans and establishment of quality hold points.
Assemble and assess fabrication and testing documentation to determine certification-for-use.
Perform vendor evaluations and serve as Lead NQA-1 auditor as needed (travel will be required).
Provide supplier oversight and inspection of fabricated items and assemblies to ensure conformance with established performance criteria, including NQA-1.
- Source inspections.
- Witness NDE of critical parts and assemblies.
Identifies and/or solves problems, assessing needs to achieve desired business results.
Develops project plans, checklists, procedures and guidance for efficient and effective deployment of management systems and organizations supported.
Operates and communicates effectively and efficiently with all levels of management on quality issues.
Establishes relationships and works effectively with both external and internal customers to meet goals and assess customer satisfaction.
Identifies and understands customer needs while influencing the prioritization and development of quality initiatives.
Builds and develops strong relationships with peers and others to exchange feedback on issues or concerns.
A Bachelor’s Degree in science, engineering, or a related field with five to ten years of nuclear-related quality assurance experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A working knowledge of recognized Quality Standards such as NQA-1 and quality concepts.
Exceptional teamwork and statistical skills, with attention to detail and precision.
Ability to read and interpret drawings.
Position may require some level of travel.
Must be able to qualify as radiological worker.
The position requires strong computer, organizational, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to multi-task.
Strong analytical skills; customer service experience; and the ability to interpret, communicate, and implement complex instructions.
Experience in providing oversight and inspection of fabricated items and assemblies.
Lead Auditor or assessor experience, proven decision-making skills.
The incumbent must maintain certifications and qualifications as required.
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.
Knowledge and experience in validating implementation of quality assurance programs in a nuclear facility. Experience in the fabrication, and testing requirements for components used for nuclear applications.
Specific knowledge of radiological requirements is.
A demonstrated track record of investigation analysis and problem solving.
ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.
Internal Number: 5310
About Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.
ORNL’s diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. ORNL supports DOE’s national missions of:
Scientific discovery—We assemble teams of experts from diverse backgrounds, equip them with powerful instruments and research facilities, and address compelling national problems;
Clean energy—We deliver energy technology solutions for energy-efficient buildings, transportation, and manufacturing, and we study biological, environmental, and climate systems in order to develop new biofuels and bioproducts and to explore the impacts of climate change;
Security—We develop and deploy “first-of-a-kind” science-based security technologies to make the world a safer place.
ORNL supports these missions through leadership in four major areas of science and technology:
Neutr...ons—We operate two of the world’s leading neutron sources, which enable scientists and engineers to gain new insights into materials and biological systems;
Computing—We accelerate scientific discovery through modeling and simulation on powerful supercomputers, advance data-intensive science, and sustain US leadership in high-performance computing;
Materials—We integrate basic and applied research to develop advanced materials for energy applications;
Nuclear—We advance the scientific basis for 21st century nuclear fission and fusion technologies and systems, and we produce isotopes for research, industry, and medicine.