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Quality Assurance Engineer

Charleston, SC, US

  • Charleston, SC, US
  • 2022-12-27 10:01:24
  • Engineering & Science
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About Us

The Naval Nuclear Laboratory comprises the U.S. Department of Energy locations and personnel responsible for developing advanced naval nuclear propulsion technology, providing technical support to ensure the safety and reliability of our nation’s naval nuclear reactors, and training the Sailors who operate those reactors in the U.S. Navy’s submarines and aircraft carrier Fleets. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory includes the Bettis and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories, the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and the Naval Reactors Facility which have proudly supported the nation since 1946. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory has nearly 8,000 employees working at primary locations in Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, and Idaho. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory also has an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations around the globe. We are dedicated solely to the support of the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is operated by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC, a wholly own a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation.

Job Description

The Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Charleston Quality Assurance Engineers play a key role in ensuring the Sailors and civilians who maintain the Moored Training Ships and their support systems have the right training, engineering support, and supervision to perform first-time quality maintenance.  NPTU Charleston maintains the Moored Training Ships and their support systems to Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP) standards so that NPTU Charleston can fulfil the vital role of providing nuclear-trained Sailors to the fleet.  This is an excellent position for those who desire experience with technical requirements and oversight of maintenance as well as facilitating self-assessment and continuous improvement.  Major emphasis areas for the Quality Assurance Engineers include:

  • Providing technical oversight for site organizations to affect first time quality maintenance.
  • Conducting thorough documented surveillances of maintenance work in progress and audits of the supporting records accomplishment.
  • Mentoring site organizations in conducting critical self-assessment to promote performance improvement.


 All positions at NPTU Charleston include involvement in our Emergency Response Organization, a group of dedicated professionals committed to ensuring a satisfactory level of site emergency preparedness.

*This position requires the successful completion of a 5-week Quality Assurance Officer course (QAOC) in Norfolk, VA or previous QAOC qualifications.  

Required Combination of Knowledge and Skill

  • BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of six years of relevant experience or;
  • MS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of relevant experience or;
  • Currently or previously Shift Supervisor Part I qualified or EDO and two years as EOOW in the Nuclear Operations Program or;
  • Three years as SRE plus Watch Instructor and Refueling Facility Area Refueling Engineer and Fuel and Barrier Shift Supervisor (ECF only) or SRE qualified and six years of experience.

Preferred Skills

  • Four years of prior Navy Nuclear Plant operations, maintenance, or assessment experience to include some Navy Nuclear Quality Assurance experience.
  • Strong communications, customer service, attention to detail, willingness to learn, and familiarization with numerous technical maintenance requirements. 
  • Ability to articulate technical ideas/concepts in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to effectively team with individual contributors, managers, and external organizations.
  • Innovative and creative, ability to think beyond the current systems and requirements.
  • Prior Moored Training Ship or Naval Nuclear Power Program experience.
  • Proficiency in typical Microsoft software such as Word and Excel.
  • Familiarization with project management principles. 

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

All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. FMP is a government contractor and maintains a drug free workplace and workforce. All candidates must be able to pass a drug test in compliance with FMP company policy and 10 CFR 707. Federal regulation requires FMP test for marijuana. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP) may require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by their start date, subject to approved disability or religious accommodations. We understand this federal requirement is subject to litigation and enforcement may change. Fluor Marine Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) Committed to Workplace Diversity

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