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Quality Assurance Specialist (Departure from Specification (DFS) Coordinator)

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Date: Feb 21, 2018

Location: Silverdale, WA, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 14382 


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 Quality Assurance Specialist (Departure from Specification (DFS) Coordinator) to join our team in Silverdale, Washington (US-WA), United States (US).



The DFS Coordinator will administer the Departure from Specification (DFS) system for each submarine squadron's Quality Assurance Officer as follows::

  • Establish and maintain systems of processing requests for DFSs.
  • Review and evaluate DFS requests and obtain clarification of technical specifications from military customer, when needed.
  • Assist Ship's Force in preparing and processing Departure from Specifications (DFS) as allowed by JFMM. Obtain customer approval of DFS when required by the appropriate military customer directive, technical specification or manual.
  • Ensure submission of form 4790/2K to document DFS required action in CSMP.
  • Maintain files of outstanding DFSs.
  • Aggressively pursue clearing of DFSs.

As directed, the DFS Coordinator will assist the Material/Quality Assurance Officer on matters pertaining to the Quality Assurance SUBSAFE, SOC, and FBW programs including:

  • Organize and implement a QA program to carry out the provisions of the Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual (JFMM) and P-9290.
  • Organize and implement a program for submarines to verify performance of required maintenance to sustain the material condition necessary to support URO to authorized operating depth.
  • Ensure ship’s certification continuity report for submarines, when required by JFMM, is received before the ship is underway. Review the ships underway certification continuity report to ensure that it is in the proper format and includes all reports required.
  • Performing audits of forces afloat controlled work procedures following dry-docking and depot-level availabilities.

As directed, the DFS Coordinator will assist in the performance of the annual SUBSAFE/SOC/FBW awareness training for staff members that routinely review SUBSAFE/SOC/FBW objective quality evidence, and performs other SUBSAFE/SOC/FBW work oversight functions.

  • Provides monthly training to submarine QA and Assistant QA Officers on topics and requirements from the JFMM, SUBSAFE manual and other technical manuals as directed by the Material Officer.
  • Other duties as assigned by Quality Assurance Officer and agreed to by NDFG.

Required Qualifications:

  • Requires 10+ years of experience in submarine maintenance, IMA, or submarine repair.
  • Requires 10+ years of experience in developing submarine work procedures and test equipment certification requirements.
  • Requires 10+ years of experience and knowledge in the operation of submarine systems and equipment.
  • Requires 10+ years of experience and knowledge in the JFMM, SUBSAFE/SOC requirements, and submarine repair instructions.


US Citizen

Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
Desired Experience:

  • Requires 3+ years of experience in Submarine Material Office (Squadron or NSSC) experience.
  • Proficient with computer skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Project)

Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma with at least 10 years relevant experience; 4+ years relevant experience with Undergraduate Degree; 3+ years relevant experience with Graduate Degree.


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 100,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 85 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, 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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