Arcata Associates, Inc.
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Full Time

Data Analyst Quality Assurance Lead:

Summary:

The Data Analyst/Quality Assurance Lead performs data collection and analysis for Annex 2 systems, functions, and work centers to be used in developing briefings and reports presented by the Data Management/QA Supervisor.  The DA/QA Lead assists the Product Assurance Manager and/or DM/QA Supervisor in all aspects of the Analysis Program which may include the development and presentation of analysis data to Senior Management. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist in the development or revision of Quality Metrics to be used in tracking Annex 2 trends. This may include using statistical or graphing applications for the development and tracking of quality data. 

Provide oversight to the QA staff assigned to the Product Assurance department as directed by the DM/QA Supervisor. This may include tasks such as providing initial and recurring training to QA personnel, providing information gained through working with the QA staff to assist in assessing personnel performance, and performing administrative tasks required in support of the oversight and management of the QA Department. 

Continually review the processes governing all aspects of the J-Tech Annex 2 Quality Management System providing recommendations to management on opportunities to improve the current businessmodel. 

Review the applicable sections of the J-Tech contract, contract modifications, and external related documents to ensure new requirements are identified and included in the Quality Management System alongwith recommending, developing, and revising Annex 2 departmental processes(i.e., audit/inspection checklists, forms, documents, etc.) 

Perform inspections of equipment, systems, and services required of the QA Department. 

Perform audits required of the J-Tech contract. Perform JT4 Corporate Management audits as required. 

Maintain audit/inspection documentation and records IAW with JT4/Annex 2 practices. 

Perform pre and post inspection analysis of systems, equipment, functional or procedural findings for the purpose of identifying root causes. 

Performa detailed review of QA reports and documents (as tasked by the DM/QA Supervisor) to ensure they meet JT4, Annex 2, and departmental standards. 

Assisti n the development and revision of the annual and monthly Annex 2 Quality Management System audit/inspection schedules. 

Provide monthly status reports to the DM/QA Supervisor. 

Use established policies and procedures and subject matter knowledge to complete assignments of moderate complexity that vary in nature and sequence. 

Prepares and maintains recurring internal reports, such as monthly reports, office equipment listings, correspondence controls, and training plans. 

Strong aptitude for customer service in working with others as much of the data collected directly involves working with technicians, engineers, management, and government customers. 

Participates and contributes to employee evaluations, recommending goals, expectations, and completion criteria. 

Monitor QA department employee's performance. 

Participates in interviews and makes hiring recommendations on prospective employees when vacancies occur. 

Work with the DM/QA Supervisor to prepare required reports (i.e., Monthly Management Report, Government PRS, Corporate PRS, etc.). 

Prepare and maintain the QA Stakeholder Project/Task Assignment listing. 

Reviews and routes SQSIS reports ensuring routing to pertinent personnel, following upon findings as necessary, and making recommendations for prevention of recurrence. 

Regularly conducts meetings with QA personnel keeping them aware of Corporate and Annex requirements, decisions, and upcoming changes or events. 

Monitor QA training requirements ensuring timely completion. Make recommendations for additional training if needed. 

Participate in JT4 Corporate/Enterprise QA Working Groups. 

Conduct audits and technical inspections at STTR. 

Monitor contract changes & modify inspection schedules, checklists, and procedures as required. 

Meet with the Configuration Management department to review the status of engineering change notices. 

Attend the monthly Configuration Control Board meeting to provide the QA status on task closure proposals and new task approvals. 

Coordinate and conduct the annual review of QA checklists, work instructions, procedures, and plans.   

Maintain a strong working relationship with internal and external counterparts. 

Maintain open lines of communication with all levels of the Annex2 and NTTR structure. 

Other Related Duties:

 Support the DM/QA Office in all areas during personnel absences. 

Performs a variety of other related tasks as needed or as requested by the DM/QA Supervisor.

Work closely with our customer counterparts maintaining open communication, conducting joint inspections, sharing sources of information and photos, and participating in the monthly Quality Assurance Working Group (QAWG). 

Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in a Quality Assurance, Technical discipline, Business Administration, Management or related discipline. At least four years of related experience.  In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, a combination of formal education and technical experienceis acceptable. Experience with quality methodology, analytical concepts and applications are preferred. 

Core Competencies

Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Highly skilled in the use of a PC and PC-based business applications software such as Microsoft Office, specifically Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and strong planning and organizational skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for this Position

Demonstrated skill, knowledge, and technical competence in the reading and interpretation of schematics, plans, manufacturer's manuals, Government procedural documents, management reports, and other similar documents.

Demonstrated ability to research and prepare comprehensive reports and/or analytical studies.

Ability to coordinate and prioritize a variety of activities and projects.

 Ability to understand and carry out a variety of complex and technical/administrative instructions.  Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively both orally and in written form to managers, technicians and similar individuals. 

Must be able to act independently, with limited supervision, in carrying out job requirements.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Nevada Driver's license and a security clearance. 

Work Environment, Physical and Mental Demands:

 Typical field environment with various workplace hazards, such as high voltage, and helicopter travel. Ability to travel as required to satisfy J-Tech contract, training, and employee development requirements. Must be able to drive/travel to remote locations over rough terrain.  Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.  Prolonged sitting while using the computer and telephone, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, constant mental alertness. Ability to use a computer to input and retrieve information and data.

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