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Quality Control Technician - Kairos Power

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Job Title
Quality Control Technician
Job Location
Albuquerque, NM
Job Description

Company Overview

Kairos Power is a new nuclear energy technology and engineering company whose mission is to enable the world’s transition to clean energy, with the ultimate goal to dramatically improve people’s quality of life while protecting the environment. This goal will be accomplished through the commercialization of the fluoride-salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor (FHR) that can be deployed with robust safety, affordable costs, and flexible operation to accommodate the expansion of variable renewables.

Job Summary

Kairos Power is seeking a highly motivated Manufacturing Technician with experience identifying root causes of quality issues. In this role, you will inspect welded workpieces and assemblies at assembly, inspection or weld stations to ensure conformance to specifications by performing the following duties.


  • Selects and utilizes standard measurement tools to ensure quality of welds on various materials including stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, and others as required.
  • Offers design for inspectability input on weldment designs.
  • Performs pressure vessel and structural inspections of weld quality and/or manages contractor weld inspections in accordance with AWS and ASME standards including visual testing, penetrant testing, and radiography
  • Perform visual inspection of non-destructive testing performed by others.
  • Review the performance of inspections completed by subconsultants/others when needed.
  • Creates new weld procedure specifications as required to promote high-quality builds.
  • Identifies engineering and design GD&T issues and errors creating ambiguity in the manufacturing and inspection process, including interpretation issues on weld symbols and required dimensions.
  • Works with manufacturing and quality to identify root causes and apply process improvement.
  • Communicates quality issues or concerns to engineering, manufacturing and inspection teams
  • Writes reports documenting inspections, non-conformances, contractor work activities as well as Operating Experience
  • Helps others around them to exceed the expectations of their job.
  • Performs witnessing of weld qualifications as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Current or previous AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification or ability to become certified or American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Level II certification (Visual Testing (VT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Dye Penetrant Testing (PT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT)).
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing radiographic images of welds and identifying flaws
  • Strong background with quality standards for inspection
  • Proficiency in the use of weld inspection tools including; weld gauges, NDT equipment, and micrometers.
  • Ability to understand and interpret all drawing criteria, GD&T requirements and tolerances as applied to the engineering drawing and drawing notes.
  • Ability to seek different and novel ways to create efficiencies when working on problems, challenges and issues
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to proactively collect, manage and transfer knowledge
  • Prioritizes and ensures safety of oneself and others
  • Ability to track quality data on welds and organize in various software systems

Physical Conditions

  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another
  • Adjusting, moving, transporting, installing, positioning, or removing objects up to 50 pounds in all directions
  • Communicating with others to exchange information
  • Operating motor vehicles, heavy equipment or machinery
  • Use hand tools
  • Repetitive assembly operations of manufacturing test fixtures and test setups in collaboration with engineering and manufacturing teams 

Environmental Conditions

  • Noisy environments
  • Odors or fumes from chemicals or chemical reactions
  • Accessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned
  • High-concentration, demanding and fast-paced

Safety and PPE 

  • Reading and interpreting hazardous warning signs
  • Manipulating, cleaning and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Reporting issues with equipment or unsafe conditions
  • Wearing proper PPE, to include face mask, face shields, gloves, safety shoes


  • Capable of obtaining forklift and boom lift certification 

Additional Requirements 

  • Occasionally requires overtime
  • Often requires working weekends
  • Often requires schedule flexibility 
  • Often requires non-standard work-week hours 
  • Often requires working 2nd shift, beginning at 4:30pm local time
  • Occasionally requires extended hours to support launch and critical project timelines


About our Benefits

We know that we have some of the most talented and dedicated employees, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, full-time employees (excludes interns) expect to have access to the benefits below:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)

Kairos Power is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities where we do business. Kairos Power is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively welcome people of different experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Kairos Power participates in E-Verify.

Candidates only, no recruiters or agencies please.

Note: You are applying for a position that is located in a facility that handles information that is subject to export control restrictions by the Department of Energy under 10 CFR Part 810. To work in this facility, you need to be authorized by the Department of Energy to access Part 810-controlled information. Foreign nationals who are citizens of countries that are not on the Department of Energy’s general authorization list (link below) are not permitted to work in our facility unless the Department of Energy issues an export control license to the company to permit that individual to have access to Part 810-controlled information. The following questions are intended to determine the licensing requirements that may apply. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/10/appendix-A_to_part_810

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Kairos Power Headquarters Location

Alameda, CA

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Kairos Power Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

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Kairos Power Funding Rounds

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  • Grant

    $16,320 USD