21 days old

Manager, Manufacturing Services

Livermore, CA 94550

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.


Are you looking for an opportunity to lead a multi-disciplinary team of outstanding contributors developing and manufacturing creative solutions to unique national security challenges? Are you passionate about building partnerships and trust-based relationships across the technical community? If so, you could be the manager we are looking for. We are seeking a Development and Production Manager to lead the Manufacturing Services Program and Operations Department which involves the creation and application of engineering methods used to manufacture prototype and production hardware using a multitude of manufacturing capabilities to include additive manufacturing.

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

+ Provide leadership for Sandia’s internal manufacturing services
+ Oversee daily workflow and project planning activities.
+ Manage and coordinate specific deliverables, program and project plans, budgets, structures, schedules, and efforts to secure future work.
+ Coordinate employee recruitment, selection, training, mentoring, professional development, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition and disciplinary actions
+ Foster a culture of inclusion and take an active leadership role in modeling and growing values in diversity, equality, and inclusion
+ Review operations and develop safety cases jointly to enable mission needs.
+ Prioritize resources (facility, equipment and people) to maintain and mature site capabilities.
+ Advocate needs of department through levels of management, within internal and external program offices, and to NNSA.
+ Collaborate with internal organizations such as; Environment, Safety, and Health; and Security to enable successful delivery of mission needs.
+ Lead by example in promoting safety, security, and inclusion.
+ Lead continuous improvement initiatives including development and implementation of new technology and processes such as additive manufacturing.
+ Perform external fabrication vendor selection, partnerships, engagement and interface including technical direction and interpretation of design definition.


+ Bachelor’s degree in relevant technical discipline plus eight or more years of experience; or equivalent
+ Two or more years of demonstrated leadership experience
+ Experience with Manufacturing Technologies
+ Active DOE Q-level security clearance


+ Understanding of PTC Creo, Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing SW SNL PRIME, and CREO PDMlink configuration management.
+ Excellent written and communication skills, customer service, and business acumen
+ Proven experience in the utilization and development of next generation tools and systems for Additive Manufacturing/3D printing
+ Familiarity/experience with development and production requirements in support of SNL DOE program deliverables
+ Extensive experience with GD&T, tolerance stack-up, material selection and interpretation of tolerances and design definition callout
+ Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and complete multiple programs and projects.
+ Experience leading others in creatively solving complex problems
+ Experience teaming with multi-disciplinary collaborators at varying levels
+ Demonstrated high performance in one or more technical mission areas.
+ Ability to align programs and manufacturing planning to machine capabilities for future projects and initiatives including driving recapitalization
+ Proficient in high security manufacturing operations
+ Proven experience with acquisition, construction project management, commissioning, planning related to machine tools and other technical manufacturing capabilities and supporting infrastructure.

Department Description:

The Engineering Services group includes the following organizations: Test Assembly Group, Machine Shop, Environmental Test Facility, Additive Manufacturing, Bonded Stores, and CA Calibration.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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.

EEO Statement:

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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-03-22 Expires: 2021-04-21

 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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