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Lean Process Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

Salary Range:

$86,300 - $166,800 *Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate¿s experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Lean Process Engineer to join our dynamic team!

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Apply technical, engineering, science and/ or business expertise to define, understand, and resolve complex problems at the system (multiple inter-related component) level

+ Look for ways to continually enhance system performance by selecting methods and techniques to improve the work, demonstrate lean six sigma, lean product development, and learn organization methods and principles

+ Define the problem, ideal state, target state with detail data and models

+ Create prototypes that identify, analyze, and resolve system design weaknesses

+ Build strong agreement with teams involved in the improvement process on both the what and how to improve

+ Identify and resolve risks and hurdles that prevent closure to an improved process

+ Demonstrate technical knowledge and/or process improvement methods to deeply understand issues so that you can actively facilitate resolution, while not creating unintended consequences in the larger system

+ Teach and coach others to identify problems in a structured and standard way, including building strong problem statements, develop experiments to solve the problem, and implement solutions for sustainability that consider the end-to-end system

+ Build collateral (white papers, formal classes, experiential workshops, presentations for senior leaders, etc.) to ensure that methods and approaches used can be transferred to others, including those new to the workforce, or those looking for alternate ways to approach the work to get better results

+ Work closely with Department Quality Assurance, Safety, Security, and others to identify risks and opportunities.

+ Teach Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Courses.

+ Support Center Strategic Planning effort.

+ Lead Causal Analysis events.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

+ A Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field (Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering, etc.), Business, or a relevant field, plus 5 years related experience; or equivalent combination of experience and education

+ Certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ A Master’s degree in a STEM field (Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering, etc.) or Business

+ Strong Facilitation skills.

+ Experience mentoring Green Belts to Certification.

+ Experience using statistical software for data analysis.

+ Experience facilitating events involving Senior Leadership.

+ Casual Analysis experience

+ A DOE Q clearance to start.

+ Plus, 3 years or more experience supporting R&D and/or production activity level work

+ Experience operating in a classified environment

+ Experience teaching Lean Six Sigma Courses

About Our Team:

Provides sustainable strategic vision and management framework for the enterprise through (1) mission assurance (2) leadership in enterprise integration activities and (3) development of enterprise systems and processes.

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

+ Generous vacations, strong medical 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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Job ID: 683999



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-06-22 Expires: 2022-07-22

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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