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Quality Assurance Specialist/Engineer

Company: Bechtel
Location: Richland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 234323

Requisition Posting End Date: 06/01/2021

Project Overview:

Bechtel is designing, constructing and commissioning the world's largest radioactive waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant will use vitrification technology to process and solidify 56 million gallons (210 million liters) of radioactive and chemical waste stored at the Hanford site, which is a byproduct of plutonium production during World War II and the Cold War era.

The project is the largest undertaking of its kind and one of DOE's most technically challenging cleanup projects. Its construction spans 65 acres (26 hectares) with four major nuclear facilities - Pretreatment, Low-Activity Waste Vitrification, High-Level Waste Vitrification and Analytical Laboratory - as well as operations and maintenance buildings, utilities, other support facilities.

Positions located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) are on a 4x10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 am to 5:00 pm. All other work locations (Richland WA, San Francisco CA and Reston VA) are on a 9-80's schedule, M-F 7:00 am to 4:30 pm with alternating Fridays off.

Postion Summary:

The Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer will participate in the evaluation and improvement of WTP project performance through the responsibilities listed below.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • As an Audit Team Lead (ATL), prepare, plan, and perform external audits/assessments of suppliers/subcontractors on the evaluated suppliers list. This position will require occasional travel
  • As an Audit Team Lead (ATL), prepare, plan, and perform internal audits/assessment of the project's QA program for implementation and effectiveness
  • Reviews project quality-related procedures and guides for conformance to QA program requirements
  • Prepares QA procedures and guides for approval in accordance with the governing procedures
  • Reviews and reports on new or revised regulatory requirements and their impact on the established QA program
  • Develops and implements corrective actions for Condition Reports assigned to Quality
  • Monitors project engineering, nuclear safety, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, and other activities to evaluate the quality of products, activities, and program effectiveness
  • Prevents quality problems by identifying risks and recommending improvements to correct potential deficiencies or program weaknesses
  • Participates in QA audits, surveillances, and self-assessments
  • Verifies actions taken in response to issues to assure adequacy of completed actions

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or scientific discipline or quality assurance from an accredited university and at least 9 years of experience in a field of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations or quality assurance
  • In lieu of formal degree, a minimum of 15 years of experience in a field of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations or quality assurance
  • Level 1; Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, science or equivalent education or specific training in area of expertise with a minimum of 5 years of applied technical experience.
  • Level 2; Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, science or equivalent education or specific training in area of expertise with a minimum of 9 years of applied technical experience.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have an Audit Team Lead certification meeting the requirements of ASME NQA-1 or be certifiable within six months of employment
  • Technical knowledge in one or more of these disciplines: Engineering, Procurement, Nuclear Safety, Construction, or Operations sufficient to comprehend the application of and relationships to technical and quality requirements
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written)
  • Reasoning skills for problem identification and resolution
  • Ability to use a computer and intermediate skills in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), and background check which includes verification of employment and education
  • Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical and working knowledge of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 414.1, NQA-1, and 10 CFR 830 and their application for a nuclear related project
  • Specialized courses in engineering, technical, or quality assurance disciplines
  • Current or recent Lead Auditor Certification in a nuclear environment in accordance with a recognized national standard
  • Six Sigma or Lean skills and tools exposure
  • Knowledge of the application of corrective actions for conditions adverse to quality
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards associated with the design, construction, and procurement of nuclear facilities
  • Candidates possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we've completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

www.bechtel.com

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Bechtel, Richland , Quality Assurance Specialist/Engineer, Other , Richland, Washington

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