Lead Quality Engineer - Nuclear

Job Description Summary

The Lead Quality Engineer will provide assessment and verification of activities performed by the Services Organization and Services Engineering to ensure the activities are compliant with the GE Hitachi Quality Management System. The role will use experience and qualifications to perform quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) activities outlined in GEH procedures and work instructions, anticipate potential compliance risks, develop and offer compliance risk mitigation strategies and verify that products and services meet all compliance requirements upon delivery to the customer. The Lead Quality Engineer will interface with customers and suppliers as needed to ensure services and products provided meet customer requirements. The role will also assist the Services Quality organization in developing and implementing strategies to meet the organization's short-term and long-term performance improvement goals.

Job Description

Job Description
  • Assembly and review of electronic, electrical and mechanical component quality assurance packages.
  • Release of products to customers.
  • Processing of nonconformance reports, damaged and lost gage reports, and gage out-of-tolerance reports.
  • Development of quality plans.
  • Quality assurance support of commercial grade dedication and part qualifications.
  • Quality assurance support of Nuclear Test Reactor and Neutron Radiography activities conducted at Vallecitos Nuclear Center (performed remote from Wilmington).
  • Process trending and trend analysis. Assessment of existing Services Quality processes and their implementation.
  • Implementation of quality assurance improvement initiatives in areas of testing, inspection and calibration.
  • Develop and revise procedures supporting delivery of existing products and services to domestic and international commercial, and U.S. DOE customers.
  • Resolve quality issues.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and commitment to Nuclear Safety Culture traits.
  • Demonstrate resolve, in a professional manner, to ensure quality program requirements are met.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science degree in a technical discipline with at least three years of experience in a quality-related role, or an Associate's degree in a technical discipline with at least six years of experience in a quality-related role, or a high school diploma with at least ten years of experience in a quality-related role
  • Ability to gain un-escorted access to operating nuclear plants; meeting all physical and psychological requirements
  • Ability to meet U.S. government security NOFORN requirements


Desired Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of operation of electrical and electronic equipment
  • Experience reviewing detailed technical documents against acceptance standards
  • Experience analyzing product and documentation deficiencies and determining courses of action based on established procedures
  • Experience developing procedures or plans to meet formal standards and regulations
  • Experience performing trending of adverse conditions and developing corrective actions to prevent recurrence
  • Experience implementing process improvement initiatives
  • Certifiable to ANSI/NQA-1 Level II electrical inspector
  • Certifiable to ANSI/NQA-1 Lead Auditor
  • Proficient in the use of MS Windows, Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Proficient in the use of Oracle programs
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Project management knowledge and skill
  • Demonstrated experience performing inspections and test of electrical, electronic and mechanical components
  • Experience working in the commercial or DOE nuclear industries, or experience in the U.S. Nuclear Navy
  • Familiar with instrument calibration and calibration program requirements
  • Familiar with Non-destructive examination methods and techniques
  • Familiar with formal cause analysis methodologies and techniques
  • Six Sigma Green Belt


This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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