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Sr Prin QA Spec

Company: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC
Location: North Las Vegas
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.

MSTS is seeking a highly qualified quality assurance professional to fill the role of a Senior Principal Quality Assurance Specialist.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide highly specialized expert knowledge to solve complex quality assurance problems across multiple organizations in support of nuclear facility operations.
  • Integrates and coordinates a team of qualified personnel to provide support to other organizations and ensure that activities comply with laws, codes, orders, and policies and procedures. 
  • Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) to both internal and external parties.
  • Provides cross-disciplinary integration and implementation of corporate quality programs.
  • Serves as an organizational resource and advisor to the organizational team and an advisor to senior management on project status and issues related to nuclear facility quality. 
  • Plans, directs, leads, or performs independent assessments and surveillances using quality technical standards and practices to ensure process control and compliance.
  • Develop long range plans and needs in the areas of quality assurance to support new or proposed future missions. 
  • Promote team member development through mentoring, guiding, training, and coaching to ensure staff are appropriately trained and meet appropriate qualifications.
  • Communicates with senior managers, peers, and subordinates in the organization and with other company organizational units on matters related to quality.
  • Lead planning activities, developing proposals or deliverables that are effective and provided within schedule.
  • Consults with senior line organization managers on quality matters to ensure that procedures and work practices comply with quality programs and governmental requirements. 
  • Provides training, mentoring, and technical guidance to less experienced quality assurance (QA) personnel to assist and ensure they complete their required qualifications.

Due to the nature of our work, US Citizenship is required for all positions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Technical field related to the position or equivalent training and experience, plus a minimum of 14 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in System Engineering/Design Engineering preferred.
  • Familiarity with DOE authorization basis and nuclear safety requirements.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with Department of Energy nuclear quality related standards, policies, and operations.
  • Should have an understanding working knowledge of DOE authorization basis and nuclear safety requirements.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership qualities, the ability to work under minimal supervision, ability to multi-task; and be highly organized to guide a quality and safety team through a fast-paced, changing, technical work environment.
  • Should possess advanced computer skills necessary to navigate through the corporate software suite.
  • Must have demonstrated technical writing ability to compose clear technical correspondence, reports, and other internal communication.
  • Must be able to utilize independent judgment, creativity, initiative, and ability within area of control to apply knowledge and experience to resolve problems and accomplish goals where established procedures may not exist.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and teaming skills and the ability to deal with people in a tactful, professional, and effective manner while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to direct a team in the performance of organizational support for quality and safety. 
  • Ability to implement quality and safety programs in a fast-paced technical environment.
  • Ability to support quality or safety procedure and process development and a background in supply chain activities are desirable.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted.  Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.”


Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.”


MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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