Nondestructive Assay Quality Assurance Specialist

Reports to the FRNP Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Manager for oversight of the Nondestructive Assay (NDA) Program. Under limited supervision, performs quality assurance support for the QA/QC team in the area of NDA as a primary function. Other duties may be assigned as secondary tasks. Typical job duties are routine and require use of standard techniques and procedures.

Roles

Ensures that NDA quality system characterization activities are implemented and monitored appropriately.
Provides oversight to ensure proper implementation of NDA measurement QA/QC practices and activities with review authority over such data and information.
Interfaces with NDA Operations Manager regarding NDA quality matters such as data generation and reporting, and NDA QC methods and monitoring.
Supports NDA QA Manager in verifying implementation and effectiveness of CAPs as requested.
Supports NDA QA Manager in the evaluation and resolution of NDA-related quality issues such as deficiencies and nonconformances through minor issue resolution or corrective action measures, as appropriate.
Supports NDA Operations Manager regarding NDA quality matters such as data generation and reporting, and NDA QC methods and monitoring.

Responsibilities

Halts unsatisfactory work and prevents the reporting of NDA results generated from an out-of-control measurement system.
Provides support for development of NDA Corrective Action Plans (CAPs).
Conducts audits, surveillances, and inspections.
Maintains a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, principles, standard practices, techniques and methods applicable to NDA program.
Provide the results of surveillances and assessments to line management.
Responsible for planning and executing standard quality assurance techniques, standards, procedures and policies and being capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered.

Authority

Authority to act on behalf of the Quality Assurance organization for oversight of projects and programs.
May be designated by the NDA Operations Manager to perform batch reviews.

Accountability

Accountable to the Quality Assurance & Quality Control Manager for task assignments, work place safety, quality of performance, attendance and approval for time off.
Accountable to Project Managers for completion of project team activities in the scheduled timeframe.

Training Requirements

All Plant Basic and Site Access Requirements, as assigned.
Required Reading, as assigned.
FRNP QA Specialist Training Position requirements, as assigned.
FRNP NDA QA Specialist task specific training, as assigned.
Job-specific training includes: HAZWOPER (24 or 40 hour), Radiological Worker II, NQA-1 assessor, root cause analysis, human performance improvement and evaluation, interviewing techniques, incident investigation, and issues management.

Minimum Requirements

NDA Quality Specialist II – NDA Quality Specialist Senior

BS degree in a related technical field is required. A candidate’s level of experience with implementation of quality system requirements in a nuclear facility and/or deactivation setting for the position will be evaluated as indicated below. Knowledge is based upon a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, principles, standard practices, techniques and methods applicable to quality assurance efforts.

Highly developed interpersonal/communication skills

Intermediate level PC skills including Microsoft applications

High level of attention to detail

Consideration for experience related to requirements of NQA-1-2008 (with addenda through 2009), Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications, DOE Order 414.1D, Chg1, Quality Assurance, and EM-QA-001, DOE Office of Environmental Management Quality Assurance Program, Rev 1.

Quality Specialist II                   1-7 years of experience and intermediate level knowledge of requirements

Quality Specialist III                   7-10 years of experience and advanced level knowledge of requirements

Quality Specialist Senior            10-20 years of experience and expert level knowledge of requirements

Strongly Preferred

Current NQA-1 Lead Auditor Certification

Classroom Instructor Qualification

Working Conditions - Inside

Work in an office at a normal environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities or industrial field environments). May also work at off-project sites representing the organization at various types of locations throughout the community for business purposes. Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.

 

Ability to perform sedentary to light work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (any exertion of force/lifting greater than 45 pounds requires usage of a two person “buddy system”), non-repetitive, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.

Ability to perform primary office duties including heavy computer usage.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

Working Conditions - Outside

Work in an environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.

Ability to wear respirator and other protective equipment to enter various types of potentially hazardous areas (such as but not limited to chemical, dust fumes, mists, heat stress factors, etc.).

Ability to carry several instruments/equipment or tools while walking extensively. Potential prolonged walking/standing, repeated pushing/pulling.

Ability to perform medium work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (any exertion of force/lifting greater than 45 pounds requires usage of a two person “buddy system”), and/or more than 20 pounds of force constantly, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.

Potential for prolonged driving of or riding in a motor vehicle, machine operation, and/or working around moving equipment/machinery or motorized vehicles (such as but not limited to car, truck, golf cart, gator, heavy equipment).

Ability to work in confined areas, tanks, heat stress conditions, high noise and areas with radiation and chemical hazards.

Environmental conditions may include weather or temperature extremes, inclement weather (such as but not limited to wind, rain, excessive heat, excessive cold, snow/ice, etc.)

May be required to operate company vehicle during the course of work. All safety and DOT regulations and procedures must be adhered to at all times.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.