Quality Engineer - Transportation Systems (Experienced) - Onsite

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7248087 (Ref:Sa693399)

Posted: June 22, 2024

Job Description

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Passionate about engineering and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join ourdynamic team to solve significant issues for our nation’s security!

We are seeking a driven and results-oriented Quality Engineer to be part of an existing team of qualityengineers. The Transportation Systems Analysis Group researches, designs, develops, tests, and buildsstate-of-the-art secure transportation solutions. Our quality services are also being sought to support otherareas, such as corporate and technical program and project management systems. As a quality engineer inthis group, you will apply systematic approaches to improve, maintain, and develop quality systems andprocesses.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Apply technical judgment in determining optimal application of engineering and technical practices to ensure the delivery of high-quality product.
  • Apply engineering methods, tools and techniques to design, maintain, and improve product and processes.
  • Develop and operate quality control systems, understand the application and analysis of testing and inspection procedures, use metrology and statistical methods to diagnose, and correct improper quality control practices.
  • Interpret technical drawings, product specifications and requirements in relation to product and process characteristics throughout the life cycle.
  • Define, select, and apply various techniques including supplier qualification, certification, evaluation, ratings, performance improvement, etc.
  • Identify sources of design inputs such as customer requirements, regulatory requirements and how they translate into manufacturing.
  • Identify and apply various evaluations and tests to verify and validate the design of products and processes.
  • Define, identify, and apply product and process control methods such as developing control plans, identifying critical control points, developing and validating work instructions, inspection equipment and instructions.
  • Lead quality assurance, causal analysis, assessments, corrective action and preventive action analysis, and measurement related activities based on a defect prevention methodology implemented through Plan-Do-Check-Act.
  • Define, describe, and interpret the basic elements of a quality system, including design, planning, control, and improvement, documentation, quality standards from product and process design through quality cost systems, audit programs, etc.
  • Support surveillance activities.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Salary Range:

$95,400 - $185,700

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, plus five (5) years related experience; Or a Master’s degree in a relevant field, plus one (1) years related experience; or equivalent experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the job.
  • Experienced in the following:
  • NQA-1 or other industry standard quality programs
  • Developing and/or improving quality systems and processes.
  • Interpreting technical drawings, product specifications, and requirements in relation to design.
  • Product characteristics throughout the life cycle.
  • Conducting quality inspections, observations, and reviews for technical projects.
  • Leading diverse and technical teams.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Knowledge in:
  • Regulatory requirements (DOE O 414.1, NQA-1, NAP 401.1, etc.).
  • Industry standards (ISO9001, AS9100, etc.).
  • Sandia’s non-nuclear weapon mission spaces.
  • Excellent verbal communication and technical writing skills.
  • Ability to integrate with team and leadership and interact effectively with all levels of internal and external partners to build effective working relations to reach consensus.
  • Demonstrated success in cross-functional teams to facilitate and drive integrated, multidisciplinary solutions to complex operational problems.

About Our Team:

The Transportation Surety and Design Department supports the NNSA Office of Secure Transportation (OST) by conducting safety and security evaluations of OST operations, designing transportation systems and, when warranted, identifying and demonstrating technology applications to enhance OST safety and/or security posture. The Protective Force Component Testing and Development Team is also a vital part of the department. This team evaluates, develops, and improves a wide variety of technologies for enhancing protective force effectiveness for the DOE, DoD, and several other customers and applications.

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Position Information:

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

Job ID: 693399

Job Family: QU

Regular/Temporary Position: T

Full/Part-Time Status: F

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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Job posting number:#7248087 (Ref:Sa693399)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque,New Mexico
United States
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