Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation Quality Specialist I in Burlington, Kansas

POSITION SUMMARY Provide independent oversight of assigned areas to ensure effective implementation of the station’s Quality Assurance program and conformance with applicable requirements, regulations, and policies/procedures. RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide oversight of assigned activities and effectively communicate the results to functional area work groups and plant management in order to:

  • Evaluate the effective implementation of the Quality Assurance program.

  • Identify opportunities to improve plant performance.

  • Comply with plant operating license requirements.

Perform independent quality oversight and assessments (audits, surveillances, and observations) of assigned activities. Prepare and issue written plans and reports and communicate the results of oversight activities in a timely manner. Reports should also include recommendations to executive management regarding improvement initiatives identified during oversight activities.

Perform cross-disciplinary review of policies, directives, procedures, and instructions, to verify compliance to regulatory, industry and company requirements.

Develop, initiate, and revise procedures and provide qualified review of assigned procedures.

Document areas of noncompliance in accordance with approved procedures and provide for follow-up as appropriate.

Interface with industry peers and participate as assigned in industry organizations.

Maintain proficiency, qualification, and certification to ANSI N45.2.23 qualifications for Lead Auditor through education, communication skills, knowledge of codes and standards, regulations, and procedures (training).

Perform other duties as assigned by supervision/management.


This position requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

The Quality Specialist I requires a Bachelor’s degree, or an Associate’s degree and two years relevant experience, or four years relevant experience.

Relevant experience relates to the various functions and areas associated with 10CFR50, Appendix B criteria (e.g., operations, engineering, maintenance, radiation protection, chemistry, document control, records management, training, special processes, component inspection, material control and services, quality programs, corrective action/performance improvement, and auditing).

A Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree must be from an accredited institution.CERTIFICATES/LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS

The Quality Specialist I requires the capability of certification within 24 months of being qualified to the requirements of ANSI N45.2.23 for Lead Auditor.

The term certifiable is defined as sufficient amount of education and points (as stated in ANSI N45.2.23) have been attained by the individual to become ANSI N45.2.23 lead auditor certified, with the formalized required lead auditor training and audit participation only lacking to become certified.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis position requires the ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents, respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints, and make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to senior leadership and executive management.

This position requires the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

This position requires good oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with various groups and management.

This position requires a professional image to be exhibited at all times while conducting activities.

This position requires the individual to discern minimum requirements from the appropriate standards related to their functional area.

This position requires the individual to: maintain and hold a strong questioning attitude; hold themselves and others to high standards; exhibit impeccable integrity.

This position requires strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Some travel to other utilities, industry meetings or other events may be required.

This position requires a high level of personal integrity and honesty, which will help in making adequate judgments in various situations and being sincere and honest in professional relationships.

This position requires self-control of one’s behaviors and to be tactful.