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Functional Test Engineering Support Technologist
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


An opening exists for a Functional Test Engineering Support Technologist to develop and execute energetic diagnostic production and experimental activities in the Explosive Components Facility in Area II\. The successful candidate will play an active role in the development and execution of Ferro\-electric neutron generator and active ceramic component functional testing to support routine production, shelf\-life, surveillance and development activities for multiple weapon programs\. Activities will involve the handling, assembly, and testing of neutron generator subassemblies and active ceramic functional test units with explosive timer assemblies and qualification drivers\. For all work, rigorous implementation of work planning and control processes are expected to assure safe, secure, and high\-quality operations\. The technologist will provide daily status updates to assigned Process Engineer\. The position's duties require collaboration with a team of experienced functional test technologists, the Process Engineer and Product Engineer to consistently meet and strive to exceed customer expectations\. The Tester Technologist will team with area Process Engineer in the execution of principle responsibilities to ensure that quality and the design intent are always met\.

For all work, the Engineering Support Technologist is responsible for managing the resolution of unscheduled production stoppages, assuring effectiveness of existing processes with respect to safety, quality, cost, and schedule as well as strategic research, development and implementation of new processes and equipment in conjunction with Product and Process Engineers\. Individual is responsible for managing new technology, process development and qualification and authoring initial work instructions/ operating procedures and/or providing guidance/direction to other functional test technologists and serve as a process consultant to assist in the daily operations of the production floor\. Manage and propose continuous process improvement \(CPI\) initiatives to improve value stream level metrics, including span time, yields, process capability and on\-time delivery\. These project efforts are highly collaborative and team\-oriented in nature\. We have a strong Department commitment to Lean Six Sigma as a continuous improvement methodology to improve value stream level metrics, including span time, yields, process capability and on\-time delivery\. There is a strong commitment to high rigor with respect to ES&H and Security\. Part of the duties associated with this position could involve leadership of or support for Department and Center Lean Six Sigma activities\.


+ Associate’s degree and/or a Bachelor’s in a science or engineering discipline
+ Laboratory experience with test equipment and in the handling of chemicals and/or materials processing
+ Active/Current DOE Q\-level security clearance


+ Experience with high consequence safety operations, including explosive and radioactive related processes\.
+ Experience with the formal quality requirements required for weapons production and/or high consequence ES&H operations
+ Experience with Lean Six Sigma, preferably demonstrated by Green Belt certification
+ Knowledge of or experience with manufacturing processes; able to learn processes quickly, identify critical processing parameters and identify requirements for any measurements or in\-process parameters to be monitored
+ Familiar with neutron generator technologies
+ Experience with modeling and simulation of manufacturing processes; knowledge of or experience in statistics
+ Strong organizational skills for the recording of experimental data and the detailed documentation of processes
+ Ability to operate and interpret results from measurement, conditioning and test equipment
+ Motivated to learn new process technologies/techniques and to understand qualification of product and process
+ Willingness to actively participate in Lean Six Sigma program
+ Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and interface with other teams
+ A commitment to a culture of safety and security

Department Description:

The Ferro\-electric Neutron Generator \(FENG\) Test and Final Assembly Value Stream Organization 025662 is in the Product Delivery Value Stream Group of the Responsive Neutron Generator Product Deployment Center\. The department is responsible for the assembly and testing of neutron generators and explosive components\. The department’s responsibilities include the following: Integrated planning for product realization of neutron generator assembly; performing final assembly, inspection, Department of Transportation packaging, and pre\-acceptance activities; coordinating environmental conditioning of diagnostic neutron generator units; executing the instrumentation, functional test and evaluation of neutron generator diagnostic and active ceramic functional test units\. The department supports development, qualification, surveillance and continuous production to assure a safe, secure and reliable nuclear weapons stockpile\. Our goal is to strive to achieve agility and value\-added processes through the utilization of the Lean/Six Sigma methodology that meet the needs of our customers and the security of the nation\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co\-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*

_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance to start\.

Position requires an active Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e\.g\., DOD, to be considered for this position\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.