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R&D Systems Engineering (Early/Mid-Career)

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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about your work and want to join a diverse team that solves exciting issues for the nation's security? Purchased Product Value Stream III is looking for a motivated and self-starting Industrial Engineer to join the team of production experts supporting a variety of production missions for the Nuclear Security enterprise. As an Industrial Engineer, you will provide solutions to bridge the gap between production processes and decision makers by using computational capabilities to devise solutions and answer questions. You will be performing activities such as production operations modeling and improvements using discrete-event simulations, optimization models, facility layouts, data analysis and visualization, and more. Industrial Engineers are classified under the R&D S&E, Systems Engineer job family, and experience in Industrial Engineering, production, and/or manufacturing is necessary to be successful in this position.

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

+ Gather information, perform assessments and studies with production staff, conduct production floor walkthroughs and processes mapping activities, translate production information into model data.

+ Develop analytics models to assess, optimize, and make predictions for various production authorities involved in the development and production.

+ Document model results, identify emerging areas of opportunity, lead investigative and exploratory projects, and present findings to peers and senior management.

+ Collaborate with multi-functional teams and other specialists on large, center-level projects.

+ Lead facility redesign efforts including accurate capture of current state and implementation of methods to determine alternative future states.

+ Work on other projects to be determined by the organization's needs and individual interests. These may include supporting strategic projects that seek to adapt or advance Center capabilities to meet new needs across the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE). These projects may include collaboration with a variety of internal and external NSE partners

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor’s degree and advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in systems engineering, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mathematics, computer science, statistics, or relevant subject area, or 4 years of demonstrated experienced in lieu of an advanced degree.

+ Ability to acquire and maintain and DOE Q Clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Experience working in or with a production/manufacturing environment

+ Experience programming in one or more of the following: Python, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), R, SQL, FlexSim FlexScript, or similar.

+ Self motivated individual with experience in one or more of the following:

+ Discrete event simulation (FlexSim, Arena, Simio or other similar software)

+ Optimization (Gurobi, CPLEX, or other like software)

+ Data mining, analysis and visualization (Python, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Tableau, R, Minitab, JMP, SQL and/or related languages)

+ Facilities design (Systematic Layout Planning)

+ Lean Six Sigma or other standardized problem-solving methodologies

+ Ability to work independently and complete tasks in a timely manner

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills.

+ DOE Q level security clearance

About Our Team:

The Purchased Product Value Stream III (PPVSIII), Org. 07561, oversees industrial engineering, bonded stores, and materials operations that support the Neutron Generator (NG) Enterprise and other NW production partners. PPVSIII works in a high-consequence operational envelope encompassing classified materials, precious metals, closed areas, chemicals, explosives, and radioactive materials. The organization is responsible for assuring the integrity and traceability of weapons material though the logistics supply chain which receiving, incoming acceptance, warehousing, inventory management, material movement and shipping. PPVSIII is responsible for the design, development, testing, and delivery of Department of Transportation (DOT) compliant packaging solutions, operations engineering and planning for the build of packaging kits and NG disassembly activities, and supervises the planning, coordination and execution of outbound customer shipments.

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: 683065



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-05-04 Expires: 2022-06-03

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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