Lead QA Engineer – New Plant Projects
GE Power & Water - Wilmington, NC

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The Lead QA Engineer will participate in audits, assessments and reviews of design processes and engineering design deliverables, with particular focus on Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) commercial nuclear reactor design activities. Will evaluate processes for identification, documentation and management of product requirements, development of design specifications and development of designs to specifications. Lead Auditor qualification will be expected.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Review and evaluate processes for gathering, documenting and management product requirements and development of design specifications
  • Evaluate design activities for compliance to business design process, and provide recommendations for continuous improvements to design processes
  • Verify translation of design requirements into engineering design work products
  • Support, and eventually lead, audits and focused self-assessments of design processes, design activities and work products
  • Participate in and provide compliance input to New Product Introduction tollgate reviews and engineering design change control boards
  • Review condition reports, audit and self-assessment reports, and other performance related information to identify trends and develop recommendations for performance improvement
  • Participate in the New Plant Projects (NPP) corrective action process
  • Lead and participate in non-conformance assessments and root cause analyses
  • Review new and revised design activity procedures for compliance and implementation of best practices
  • Effectively communicate identified design process, documentation, work product and organizational system deficiencies via verbal and formal written communications to responsible engineers, engineering technical leaders, engineering managers and project/product line leaders
  • Work with minimal supervision and make independent sound judgments

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science
  • Minimum of 5 years of mechanical design experience, including exposure to ASME codes and standards

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    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 background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering
  • Experience with systematic approaches to managing product requirements and an understanding of mechanical design processes
  • Familiarity with codes, standards and regulatory requirements applicable to commercial U.S. nuclear power plant mechanical systems and components
  • Experience conducting non-conformance assessments (apparent cause analyses) and participating in root cause analyses
  • Experience using and maintaining design processes that gather, document and manage product requirements, and develop design specifications
  • Experience supporting focused self-assessments
  • Experience supporting audits as a technical specialist
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and develop clear, concise and accurate problem statements
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with external organizations, including vendors and customers
  • Ability to promote and maintain a professional working relationship while providing critical oversight
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate organizational change
  • Minimum 10 years of commercial nuclear mechanical design experience
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