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Job #: R-00015743
Location: Abingdon, MD
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense


Job Requisition:

Quality, Testing and Inspection Lead

Job Description:

Job Description

Leidos has an opening for a Quality, Testing and Inspection Specialist to support the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA) program.  The successful candidate will support the PEO-ACWA Headquarters by providing technical input to the government in the areas of quality, quality process development, continuous improvement, field construction inspection programs and operational readiness. 

This position enables telework combined with travel requirements and limited in office hours.

Primary Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of Quality, Testing and Inspection Specialist include performing quality related review and evaluation of documentation related to technical performance, engagement in the operational testing and documentation to determine readiness for integrated operation demonstrations, and field inspection of construction activities to assure compliance with design and concept drawings.  May involve preparation of results trending and progress briefings identifying quality improvements or challenges. Must have knowledge of quality concepts and implementation, continuous improvement (Six Sigma or other) operational readiness, quality best practices.

The following activities are included as typical work efforts but can vary based on the project’s needs.

Perform document reviews, technical research, and provide technical input associated with the SC activities to provide the necessary information for the Government to perform their oversight mission. The support candidate will perform project related quality activities as specified by Government SMEs for the functional area. The following activities are included as typical work efforts but can vary based on the Government’s needs. Provide quality management and quality engineering expertise, as described in the following paragraphs, during the implementation, maintenance, and improvement of an HQ-level quality management program. The candidate will review the ACWA program and SC program documents and provide comments. Participate in monthly ACWA Quality and Continuous Process Improvement IPT meetings and prepare meeting minutes. The IPT meetings are held monthly The candidate willll be responsible for completing assigned action items by required dates. The candidate will develop, review, and/or provide input to HQ quality plans and procedures. Plans and procedures include, but are not limited to, the ACWA Quality Management Plan, Quality Management Review Procedure, and Performance Assessment Procedure. The candidate will complete assigned actions related to the planning and execution of the ACWA Quality Program assessment/reviews. The candidate will complete any corrective actions and improvements assigned. It is anticipated that Quality Program Reviews will be held every six months. The candidate will coordinate and integrate the ACWA Quality Program and quality approaches with the ACWA field operating locations in Alabama, Colorado and Kentucky to ensure information exchange, collaboration, and integration of quality management approaches, processes, efforts, issues, and lessons learned throughout the ACWA program. The candidate will provide support to the ACWA program in identifying and sharing lessons learned. The candidate will document lessons learned, as directed by the Government and upload the lessons learned to an existing SharePoint database.

If required, personnel will attend site-specific training for obtaining access

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires a minimum of a Bachelors Degree
  • Requires a minimum of 12 years work experience in chemical demilitarization, or equivalent processing environment (Nuclear, Chemical, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical etc.) to include process startup, operations and safety.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a NACi Clearance upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in implementation of quality program
  • Process Improvement Black Belt Certification (Six Sigma)
  • Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence CMQ/OE
  • Must be able to work in a team-based environment.
  • Must have the ability and desire to initiate and execute new projects.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Job Family:

Testing and Quality Assurance



Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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