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Functional Quality Assurance Manager - Military veterans preferred

Longenecker & Associates (


  full-time   employee

United States

Longenecker & Associates (L&A) seeks qualified senior quality engineer to serve as a Senior Quality Expert and QA Functional Manager to perform QA functions as needed to deliver an integrated QA program at the Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO). This individual will be stationed in Lexington, KY and serve as the serve single point of contact responsible/accountable for fulfillment of contracted Performance Work Statement functions/activities. This individual will interface directly with various stakeholders, including the PPPO organization, Quality Assurance Lead(s), and other PPPO subcontractors, to ensure continuous coordination/communication toward implementation of the PPPO QA program.

An ideal candidate:
� Nuclear quality assurance experience
� Audit and surveillance experience
� Supplier oversight experience
� Continuous improvement experience, including issues management, corrective and preventive action
� Excellent time management skills
� Flexible and adaptable
� High energy
� Organized
� Seeks out challenging assignments
As a Longenecker & Associates employee, you will have the opportunity to engage in mission critical work, join a team that constantly exceeds client expectations, and become a member of a professional family.

Education and Experience
1. Bachelor's degree in engineering or comparable technical degree
2. At least 15 years of leadership experience in an engineering position, preferably at nuclear facilities
3. Experience working within an NQA-1 based program, or program within similar requirements.
4. Extensive experience working with DOE Order 414.1K, 10 CFR 830, Subpart A and NQA-1 at DOE sites.
5. Extensive experience with oversight of QA program implementation � especially that of DOE Contractors'
6. Ability to lead and support audit and surveillance efforts to identify and assess quality issues, deficiencies and potential non-compliances
7. Demonstrated experience managing teams, including geographically dispersed and matrixed staff

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Expert knowledge of NQA 1 requirements and principles, or similar quality requirements and principles.
2. Demonstrated understanding of DOE Order 141.1D, 10 CFR830 Subpart A
3. Proficient communication skills, both written and verbal
4. Ability to obtain and maintain appropriate DOE security clearance
5. General knowledge of DOE facilities
6. Advanced analytical and writing skills
7. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe
8. Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple tasks concurrently in a high paced, high pressure environment
9. Ability to use independent judgement for determining course of action
10. Causal analysis experience preferred

Working Conditions
Work is performed in an office setting.
Physical Demands
May involve standing and walking for brief periods. May involve minimal or infrequent lifting or carrying.
Primary: Lexington, KY; Secondary: Portsmouth, OH and Paducah, KY
Frequent short term travel between sites will be required.

Longenecker & Associates provides highly specialized, fast-response technical and management support to the nuclear and environmental industries. Longenecker & Associates, a small, woman-owned and managed business, employs senior management and technical specialists offering our clients a broad base of highly specialized support. Our team is results-oriented, and we have a proven track record of significant accomplishments and client satisfaction. We are well-versed in both the private and public sectors.

L&A is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is a policy of L&A to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.

L&A Core Values:
� Honesty and integrity above all else.
� Safety, security and quality are the foundation of everything that we do.
� No surprises for the customer or the team.
� Consistently exceed the customer's expectations.
� Listen to the customer to ensure we're working on the right problem.
� Only accept assignments and arrangements that we are proud of and that are win-win.
� Proactively manage any real or perceived conflicts with our partners and clients.
� Continually demonstrate our commitment to the success of our clients' projects.
� Treat clients and team members with respect.
� Assure that people are fairly compensated for their contributions.
� Don't take risks with the reputation of the individuals or the company.
� Foster trust and loyalty among our team and with our clients.
� Always work as a team and support one another.

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