: The Military Liaison Field Engineer will perform three primary roles: 1\) Field Engineering, 2\) Training Instructor, and/or 3\) back\-up to Weapon Display Area \(WDA\) Vault Coordinator\. In the field engineer role, the individual serves as a primary knowledgeable point of contact for the DoD and the NNSA Nuclear Weapons Complex with respect to issues relating to a specified weapon system, Technical Publications, Test and Handling gear and Spares\. The field engineer works with a diverse set of people to coordinate resolution of Unsatisfactory Reports, enable stockpile and test and handling equipment improvements, and manage nuclear weapon material spares\. In addition to resolving Unsatisfactory Reports, the field engineer authors and coordinates Product Change Proposals, Retrofit Orders, and Technical Publication changes\. In resolving URs and working stockpile improvements, the field engineer works closely with the SNL systems organizations, NNSA, LANL, LLNL, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency \(DTRA\) and the Air Force and Navy\. In addition, the field engineer also works closely with Military Liaison technical writers for Technical Publication changes and Retrofit Order development\. As a result, the field engineer must be able to work with a diverse set of people, must be knowledgeable and experienced in all phases of the nuclear weapon lifecycle, must be knowledgeable of the DoD nuclear weapons enterprise and activities, must be knowledgeable of the procedures documented in the Joint Nuclear Weapons Publication System \(JNWPS\), and must be capable of representing Sandia and the NNSA to the DoD in nuclear weapon matters\. In the ML Training Instructor role, the individual will provide training to the DoD and the NNSA nuclear weapons complex on several specified topics which could include historical aspects and development of the nuclear weapons stockpile, treaties, technical and programmatic aspects of the enduring stockpile, basic nuclear physics, weapon hazards and nuclear safety\. As a result, the Training Instructor must be sufficiently knowledgeable of weapon systems to be capable of teaching technical material to a broad range of audiences\. A 10\-15\-minute technical presentation may be required during the interview process\. In the WDA Coordinator role, the individual serves as the primary point of contact for access to the Military Liaison Weapons Display Area Vault\. The WDA coordinator not only coordinates with personnel across the laboratories to brief the content of the WDA when visits occur, but also is expected to provide content briefings to visitors or internal personnel when requested\. As such the WDA coordinator must be able to work with a diverse set of people and needs to be sufficiently knowledgeable about the enduring stockpile, Sandia's core products and capabilities, and a subset of historical weapon systems to be able to provide WDA content briefings upon request\. Duties for the Weapon Display Area Vault Coordinator include coordination of visitors and access authorization with the ML manager, the Executive Office, the Protocol office, Division 5000 \(Defense Systems and Assessments\), Division 2000 \(Weapons Engineering and Product Realization\), the Military Liaison Training Coordinator and the ML Training Room Scheduler\. Travel is required to support both engineering and training activities\. Sigma 15 access is also required and therefore, the field engineer may be subject to possible random polygraphs\. Required: + Bachelor's degree in a relevant science, technology, engineering or mathematics \(STEM\) discipline; equivalent combination of completed STEM education and relevant Engineering & Operations experience may also be considered;+ Five or more years of relevant Engineering and Operations 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 to a broad set of audiences;+ Current and active DOE Q\-level security clearance or DoD Top Secret with ability to obtain and maintain additional clearances which may require a polygraph test Desired: + Knowledge of and experience with NNSA and SNL Realization policies and procedures;+ 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 PAL equipment;+ Demonstrated teaming skills and the ability to work well with diverse individuals and teams;+ Strong written and verbal communication skills\. Department Description: Department 2913, Military Liaison, is the designated NNSA operational interface between the NNSA laboratories and the DoD for field engineering, nuclear weapon training, and Joint Nuclear Weapons Publications System \(JNWPS\)\. Field Engineering activities include technical coordination and assistance in resolving issues that arise at U\.S\. military installations through the formal reporting mechanism know as Unsatisfactory Reports\. Military Liaison coordinates Unsatisfactory Report responses within the NNSA complex; provides assessment and counsel for DOE/DoD logistics policy issues; and serves as the primary NNSA interface for current stockpile activities with the DoD\. Additionally, Military Liaison provides training classes for the DoD, NNSA and other Nuclear Weapons Enterprise personnel on a range of topics including: basic stockpile fundamentals, stockpile progression, weapon system design details, stockpile maintenance and Explosive Ordnance Disposal \(EOD\)\. Military Liaison owns and operates the Weapon Display Area \(WDA\) vault\. This vault houses cutaways and other hardware associated with the enduring stockpile and is an important cornerstone for training and educating nuclear weapons enterprise personnel as well as VIPs, including senators and members of Congress, on the stockpile and Sandia?s mission, competencies, capabilities and contributions to stockpile stewardship\. Military Liaison Department personnel maintain a continuing liaison with NNSA, multiple SNL organizations, the physics laboratories \(LANL and LLNL\), DoD training and operational units, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency \(DTRA\), and the NNSA production agencies\. Military Liaison is also responsible for developing and maintaining approximately 130 JNWPS technical manuals that provide direction, procedural steps and other information to the DoD with respect to nuclear weapons maintenance, test and handling activities\. 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 withamazingimpact 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 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\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance to start\. Position requires an active Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e\.g\., DOD, to be considered for this position\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. 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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, bio...technology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at www.sandia.gov. We are searching for a Manager for the Semiconductor Device Sciences Department for the Albuquerque facility. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.