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Senior Assistant Quality Assurance Officer (AQAO)

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Date: Jul 3, 2019

Location: Bangor, WA, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 52947 


At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company’s growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay a step ahead of the competition. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA Services and for the people who work here.


NTT DATA Services currently seeks a Senior Assistant Quality Assurance Officer (AQAO) to join our team in Bangor, Washington (US-WA), United States (US).



The Submarine Development Squadron 5 (COMSUBDEVRON FIVE) Assitant Quality Assurance Officer (AQAO) will provide in-depth submarine QA support. Those functions include but are not limited to the following responsibilities the contractor shall fulfill:

1. Perform work that requires a practical knowledge of the nature and operations of submarine repairs and refurbishments.
2. Understand the unique requirements of nuclear powered vessels, Submarine Safety Program (SUBSAFE), Scope of Certification (SOC), Fly by Wire (FBW) and the QA/Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) required of such repairs.
3. Advise and assist the Material/Quality Assurance Officer on matters pertaining to Quality Assurance, SOC, FBW and SUBSAFE programs.
4. Administer or manage the Departure from Specification (DFS) system for submarines to:
a. Establish and maintain systems of processing requests for DFSs.
b. Review and evaluate DDFS requests and obtain clarification of technical specifications.
c. Approve or disapprove DFS requests, as allowed by JFMM. Obtain TYCOM/NAVSEA approval of DFS when required by the appropriate TYCOM/NAVSEA directive, technical specification or manual.
d. Ensure submission of Office of the Chief of Naval Operation (OPNAV) form 4790/2K to document DFS required action in the ship’s CSMP.
e. Maintain files of outstanding DFSs.
f. Aggressively pursue clearing of DFSs.
5. Schedule and conduct QA program assessments in conjunction with the Inter-Deployment Training Cycle of all assigned ships to ensure the repair actions undertaken by Ship’s Force conform to the provisions of the QA program as well as pertinent technical requirements.
6. Perform annual SUBSAFE/SOC/FBW awareness training for staff members that routinely review SUBSAFE/SOC/FBW objective quality evidence. Contractor make determinations on SUBSAFE/SOC/FBW DFSs and perform other SUBSAFE/SOC/FBW work oversight functions.
7. Provides monthly training to submarine QA and Assistant QA Officers on topics and requirements from the JFMM and SUBSAFE manual and other technical manuals as directed by the Material Officer.
8. Assist in 3M inspections, fleet maintenance activity, Quality Assurance and material management assessments as requested.  


Required Qualifications:


• 12+ years of experience with the QA program and FMP management practices and a thorough knowledge of automated modernization information systems applicable to Departure from Specifications (DFS), electronic DFS (eDFS), ATIS, RMAIS, VSB and SHIPALTS and A&Is contractor and installation activities.
• 12+ years of experience in submarine maintenance, IMA, or submarine repair
• 8+ years of experience as a Quality Assurance Inspector (QAI) or ship’s 3M Coordinator or monitoring the 3M or QA system while working in a Submarine Material Office (N4 Squadron, FMA, NSSC, Shipyard or higher).

Undergraduate Degree or equivalency



This position is only available to those interested in direct staff employment opportunities with NTT DATA, Inc. or its subsidiaries.  Please note, 1099 or corp-2-corp contractors or the equivalent will NOT be considered. We offer a full comprehensive benefits package that starts from your first day of employment.                                                                                


About NTT DATA Services


NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services.


NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn more.


NTT DATA, Inc. (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law.  To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.




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