Quality Assurance Engineer
Pueblo, CO
Requisition ID: 222168
Position Title: Quality Assurance Engineer
Project: PCAPP
Location: Pueblo, CO
Relocation Authorized: National - Family
Work Authorization: Possess right to work in the US without sponsorship
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Surety Program: CPRP
Other Requirements: Security Investigation, Drug/Alcohol Testing and Medical Examination, Adherence to AR (Army Regulation) 50-60, random drug and alcohol testing, Badge requirements
Project Background

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) approximately 25 miles from Pueblo, Colorado. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The PCAPP plant began the operations and munition destruction phase as of September 2016.

Candidates for unescorted access to the Chemical Limited Area must successfully clear National Agency Check with Local Check (NACLC). All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be physically fit and able to work safely at an operating plant. Eligible applicants must be a US Citizen and successfully go through a government screening process. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable.

Role Overview
The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer at the Pueblo, CO location. This position will report to the Quality Assurance Supervisor at the PCAPP project. This position performs all activities with safety and quality as primary prerequisites and proactively demonstrates the project’s cultural beliefs. Willingness to learn as well as willingness to share ideas gained from education and experience.

This PCAPP position falls under the scope of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA). The SCA requires PCAPP to provide employees with benefits and wages no less than the amounts the Department of Labor has established for the location and classification in which the employee will be working.

This is a long-term assignment with a 4-10s schedule. The work hours are from 6:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Thursday . This position may require additional overtime hours as deemed necessary.

Principle responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Implements the QA program/plan for the project.
Ensures timely and effective implementation of the project quality assurance program/plan as directed by the QA Supervisor
Prepares quality assurance audit checklists and participates in audits.
Provides recommendations to project personnel to correct quality deficiencies.
Identifies and reports conditions that require corrective action by management and follows up to ensure completion.
Follows up on actions taken in response to audit/surveillance findings to ensure adequate close out.

Basic Qualifications:
A recognized Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Quality, Science or a related discipline with 1 year of relevant, practical work experience.
In lieu of a degree, 7 years of progressive, relevant experience in the fields of engineering, environmental, procurement, start-up testing, operations, decommissioning, business administration or work experience equivalent to a Quality Assurance Engineer
Must be a US Citizen
Must be able to obtain and maintain any security clearances required for this position according to Army Regulation 50-6 (Chemical Surety). *

Minimum Qualifications

1 year of relevant experience analyzing information (which should include any of the following):
Reporting research results
Promoting process improvement and a quality culture
Developing standards
Managing processes, methods and procedures
Quality engineering
Conducting statistical analysis and applying statistical analysis methods
Critical thinking and problem-solving techniques

Preferred Qualifications:
Basic knowledge of Six Sigma tools and methodologies.
Proficiency in the use of applicable computer applications.
Proficiency in oral and written communication.
Ability to work independently or as part of a team; high degree of accountability and ownership
Intermediate knowledge in the application of engineering, environmental, industrial safety and health, procurement, construction, start-up, commissioning, operations, decommissioning sufficient to implement regulatory and quality program requirements.
Previous experience developing and maintaining Quality Assurance program documents/records
Previous experience at a DOD or Chemical-Demilitarization job site.


This project is subject to the Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety) which governs persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements such as respirators may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship.

The following Surety Program marked with an “x” apply to this job:

_____ None / No Program

_____ This position is designated as a Chemical Duty Position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

__X__ This position is designated as an Unescorted Access Position (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

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