Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Senior QC Inspector

Posted Date 1 month ago(11/9/2023 7:48 PM)
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Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS) manages and operates the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  Our MISSION is to help ensure the security of the United States and its allies by providing high-hazard experimentation and incident response capabilities through operations, engineering, education, field, and integration services and by acting as environmental stewards to the Site’s Cold War legacy.  Our VISION is to be the user site of choice for large-scale, high-hazard, national security experimentation, with premier facilities and capabilities below ground, on the ground, and in the air. (See NNSS.gov for our unique capabilities.) Our 2,750+ professional, craft, and support employees are called upon to innovate, collaborate, and deliver on some of the more difficult nuclear security challenges facing the world today.  In this environment, the best ideas need to be voiced and every opinion matters.  As such, MSTS places great value on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is committed to a diverse and equitable workforce, with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, and perspectives.

  • MSTS offers our full-time employees highly competitive salaries and benefits packages including medical, dental, and vision; both a pension and a 401k; paid time off and 96 hours of paid holidays; relocation (if located more than 75 miles from work location); tuition assistance and reimbursement; and more.  
  • MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.


The Material Testing Lab on site at the Nevada National Security Site is in search of a highly qualified Senior Quality Control Inspector to support ongoing projects for the night shift. The schedule for this position will be night shift. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in welding inspection.


Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain comprehensive company level QC program implementing documents (Welding, Inspection, Pressure Safety and Materials Testing); provide interpretations of codes and standards and mentor employees on procedural adherence to these processes.
  • Perform oversight, through independent quality control inspections and verifications, of items, systems, components, or products that are fabricated or installed by other workers for new or existing facilities and infrastructures.
  • Exhibit a high degree of technical knowledge and skills to execute applicable national consensus codes and standards to inspect, examine, or test items or products to ensure they meet design requirement.
  • Select the appropriate national consensus codes or standards and develop quality inspection criteria to be used to perform inspections.
  • Maintain qualification and or certification to perform Quality Control inspection activities based on education, training, experience in one or more of the inspection disciplines (e.g. welding, nondestructive examination/testing, boilers and pressure systems, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, materials testing and verification, concrete, soils, anchoring, etc.).
  • Make autonomous judgment during inspections activities to determine whether items, systems, components, or products are acceptable for use, or not, based on design requirements.
  • Generate non-conformance reports that document the objective evidence where items or products do not meet design requirements.
  • Authority to identify nonconforming conditions or defects and prevent items or products from being released for use until nonconforming conditions are resolved.
  • Interface with internal line personnel (engineering, construction, facility, project, operations, work control, procurement, maintenance, quality assurance, etc.), middle and senior managers, and external MSTS customers to analyze and correct the production problems.
  • Document the results of inspections or tests in accordance with national consensus standards and codes, procedures, engineering requirements, and/or industry practices as defined in written procedures.
  • Perform other duties assigned by Management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent training and experience, and at least of 5 years’ relevant experience.
  • Of those 5 years' relevant experience, at least 2 years’ experience related to nuclear facilities is preferred.
  • Must show knowledge, skill, and ability in the field of quality control inspection discipline by passing an oral and written examination, as well as demonstration of proficiency. Must have commensurate experience in interpreting national consensus codes and standards, in the applicable field of inspection (welding, pressure safety, materials testing, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, etc.) and preparing inspection plans, tests, check lists,
    establishing inspection set ups and techniques, and determining equipment to use; supervision or surveillance over inspections and tests; providing technical supervision and certifying lower-level personnel; and evaluating the validity and acceptability of inspection and test results.
  • Must possess advanced level knowledge of industry and quality program accepted calibration methods, procedures, documentation, mechanical, electric, and electronic groups, and maintenance of instrument standards used for calibration. Close attention to detail, and high degree of accuracy required in inspecting and testing Systems, Structures, and Components to exact specifications and maintaining a safe work environment
  • Must possess excellent oral/written communication skills. Must be able to record data accurately; understand technical journals, manuals, regulations, and procedures.
  • Must be able to lead meetings, train others, and handle complaints, etc.
  • Must be able to work independently, make decisions, and prioritize and delegate. Must possess good problem-solving skills, integrity, and ability to apply knowledge and experience to determine best course of action.
  • Must be able to deal with pressures of deadlines, multiple tasks, handling emergencies, hazardous conditions, and complaints.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with customers, coworkers, management, and other personnel at all levels in a professional and efficient manner.
  • Must be able to provide technical guidance and train personnel in a positive and effective manner.
  • Computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet software desirable.
  • Previous experience and strong knowledge of soils and concrete standards highly desirable.
  • The primary work location will be Mercury, NV at the Nevada National Security Site (located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada).
  • Work schedule for this position will be 4/10’s, Monday – Thursday Night-shift (subject to change).
  • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

MSTS is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants offered employment with MSTS are also subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. In addition, Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship, at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security”. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.


Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted.  Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, required to participate in subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.”


MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


Annual salary range for this position is: $92,102.40 - $138,153.60.


Starting salary is determined based on the position market value, the individual candidate education and experience and internal equity. 


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