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R&D Team Lead - PPVS Receipt, Inspection, and Delivery

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:

R&D Team Lead for PPVS Receipt, Inspection, and Delivery will be manage a range of non-exempt quality technologists, MTC Gr8 Material Coordinators, and administrative support personnel.

This Team Lead oversees:

+ A broad safety and security envelope that includes: High risk materials (explosives, classified, chemicals, precious metals, radioactive materials), facilities, and physical operations.

+ Coordinating effective communication between the team, support organizations, and customers is a critical component of this role.

+ Effective engineered safety and security are critical to successful operations as is alignment to Sandia policies, manuals, and processes.

+ The organization has a strong organizational commitment to Lean Six Sigma as a continuous improvement methodology and high difficulty with respect to all operations.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Active DOE Q security clearance or DOD equivalent required to start

+ Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in a relevant STEM subject area plus 5 years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s in a relevant STEM field plus 9 or more years of relevant experience.

+ Prior experience in supply chain, logistics, or production.

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Two or more years of managerial/leadership experience.

+ Experience with inventory management & logistics systems or Supply Chain systems.

+ Experience working with SNL suppliers, inspection houses, and internal production agencies.

+ Knowledge of production storage requirements and safe guards.

+ Demonstrated track record of customer satisfaction with respect to cost, performance, and schedule.

+ Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and complete multiple programs/projects.

+ Demonstrated ability to team with others to produce successful outcomes.

+ Demonstrated flexible and adaptable approach to changing needs, requirements, and circumstances.

+ Experience managing high difficulty operations and/or high consequence work activities (quality/security /safety) including hazardous material handling, explosives, and radiological materials.

+ Experience managing secure spaces (e.g. VTRs).

+ Experience with Nuclear Deterrence (ND) Product Realization Process (PRP).

+ Familiarity with the Neutron Generator Enterprise and/or knowledge of design agency and production agency roles and responsibilities.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to interact well with a diverse set of employees (MTC, Technologists, Engineers, Planners).

+ Demonstrated managerial skills: development and execution of a strategic vision; mentor and lead an organization/team on goals and objectives; effectively recruit, hire, and lead people; and guide a team with diverse education and experience.

+ Experience managing union employees or other relevant experience working with trade unions.

+ Experience with Lean Six Sigma methodology, demonstrated through Green or Black Belt certification.

+ Demonstrated ability to foster a culture of safety, security, problem solving, continuous improvement, and teamwork.

+ Experience with Quality Management Systems, Audits, and Assessments.

About Our Team:

The Purchased Product Value Stream Department (PPVS-III), Organization 7561, oversees production stores and materials operations that support Center 7500 Component Science, Engineering, & Production activities. We are a team composed of a diverse set of roles and responsibilities that works together to help ensure our customers success. The department assures the integrity and traceability of production material through receiving, incoming acceptance, warehousing, inventory management, material movement, and shipping. PPVS-III works in a high-consequence operational envelope encompassing classified materials, precious metals, closed areas, chemicals, explosives, and radiological materials.

PPVS-III is also responsible for the design, development, testing, and delivery of Department of Transportation (DOT) compliant packaging solutions, operations engineering, planning for the build of packaging kits and neutron generator disassembly activities, and overseeing the planning, coordination, and execution of outbound customer shipments. PPVS-III will also be responsible for managing a team of Industrial Engineers that provide expertise in the areas of simulation modeling, capacity analyses, optimization, flow, and layout design, to the 7560 Product Delivery Value Streams. The R&D Team lead of Organization 7561-1 will oversee the non-exempt receipt, inspection, and delivery elements of the PPVS-III department.

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.


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: 683250



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-05-11 Expires: 2022-06-10

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