We are seeking a R&D S&E, Systems Engineer. You will serve as the operational interface between the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), NNSA laboratories, NNSA production agencies and the Department of Defense (DoD) for resolution of nuclear weapon technical issues encountered in the field.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Research, plan, develop and execute activities associated with implementing new nuclear weapon related field equipment and operations
Elicit information from personnel with very different perspectives (weapon system project leads, NNSA program leads, DoD logistics leads, DoD and contractor personnel performing hands on nuclear weapons work) to develop solutions that can be successfully implemented in the field
Work closely with the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) systems organizations, NNSA, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the Air Force and Navy to coordinate resolution of Unsatisfactory Reports, enable stockpile and test and handling equipment improvements, and manage nuclear weapon material spares
Develop and execute nuclear weapons training for diverse audiences within the NNSA complex and the DoD
Develop and publish joint Department of Energy (DOE)/DoD procedures for maintaining nuclear weapons and associated hardware
Evaluate and coordinate appropriate disposition of non-conforming nuclear weapons parts
Collaborate with Accident Response Group (ARG) to develop technical basis for national level exercises and technical training activities
Travel is required to support both engineering and training activities
Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline plus 5 years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
Experience in nuclear weapon design and production
Experience with DoD nuclear weapon maintenance operations and delivery platforms as well as the development, qualification, and/or use of nuclear weapons test and handling equipment
Experience in providing nuclear weapons technical briefings
Current and active DOE Q-level security clearance or DoD Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain and maintain additional clearances which may require a polygraph test
Sigma 15 access is also required and therefore, you may be subject to random polygraphs
Knowledge of and experience with NNSA and SNL Realization policies and procedures
Knowledge and experience in Explosive Ordnance Disposal work
Experience with DoD nuclear weapon maintenance and logistics operations
Experience as a technical team and/or project leader
Knowledge of and experience with Spares management tools, procedures and activities
Technical knowledge of the enduring stockpile
Basic Nuclear Physics background and/or knowledge sufficient to instruct on the topic
Knowledge of and experience with the development, qualification and use of nuclear weapons Use Control and permissive action link equipment
Demonstrated teaming skills and the ability to work well with diverse individuals and teams
Strong written and verbal communication skills
The Military Liaison (ML) function was established in 1947 by LANL's Z Division to promote communication and understanding between the Lab and military services who had operational responsibility for nuclear weapons. When SNL was formed in 1949, ML became an SNL function. Today, ML serves as the operational interface between the NNSA Weapon Complex and the military services for stockpiled nuclear weapons.
ML supports the military services as well as other government agencies, such as the DTRA and carries out several tasks under the authority of DOE:
Field engineering include anomaly resolution, field retrofit and repair, product realization team involvement, spares analysis and Joint Nuclear Weapons Publication System (JNWPS) development for war reserve weapons, TYPE trainers, and ancillary gear
ARG provides world-wide support to the NNSA and DoD in resolving incidents or accidents involving U.S. nuclear weapons or components. This team provides leadership in developing incident and accident scenarios that are then used to exercise and assess the international, national, and local resources should a real-world event occur
ML provides a variety of nuclear weapon training activities tailored to diverse organizations across the Nuclear Security Enterprise and DoD installations
ML JNWPS team maintains over 140 JNWPS publications used by operational and maintenance personnel throughout the complex to support the nuclear weapons stockpile and acts as the single point of distribution for DoD weapon platform technical orders
Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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
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.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start.
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, disability, or veteran status.