Process Engineers function as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on weapon operation processes and associated procedures. They perform duties and tasks that are vital to ensuring the reliability and integrity of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile.
Process Engineers ensure weapon operation processes comply with customer specifications and requirements, including Design Agency requirements and safety basis requirements. Process Engineers are responsible for achieving approval for readiness assessments on new processes, including supervision during the conduct of start-up plans and ensure tests are conducted as written. They develop, maintain, and lead implementation of new weapon processes and changes on existing weapon processes. Process Engineers performs process studies and evaluations and lead efforts to resolve technical issues that may impact production, quality, efficiency, capability, and capacity. They participate and advise in training to operations personnel and maintain process description and work procedure documents.
Position may support chemical, machining, assembly/disassembly or metalworking operations in a production environment. Operations include both traditional and modern processes for chemical conversion operations, manufacturing, machining, melting, forming, welding, rolling, and heat-treating various materials and metals.