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Production Planning Control Specialist (Early/Mid-Career) - Albuquerque, NM #7724283

Company: Sandia Corporation

Date: 11/22/2020

City: Albuquerque, NM

Employment type: Full-time

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.

What Your Job Will Be Like

Are you passionate about your work and want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for our nation's security? If so, you could be the Production Planning and Control Specialists we are seeking to join the Weapons Modernization Hardware Management team. Join our team! The succesful candiate will assist in maturing a hardware management system with full Program and Enterprise transparency that meets high-rigor requirements in support of system-level developmental and qualification testing. The position will collaborate with Hardware Management and Assembly Teams, the Qualification Lead, PRTs, design and test engineers, project managers, hardware technologists, and managers to ensure hardware is identified, manufactured, and delivered in support of specific developmental and qualification test activities.

One any given day, you may be called on to

  • Meet with technical staff to review component and system hardware deliverables for Sandia's multiple weapon modernization programs such as the B61-12, W80-4, W88 ALTs or W87-1.
  • Meet with technical staff to identify and report component and system hardware discrepancies (ex. pedigree or quantity mismatches).
  • Collaborate with technical staff to identify, document, and incorporate unique component configurations (Ex. Test-specific hardware configurations) into the hardware build schedule.
  • Partner with technical staff to ensure accuracy of system and component hardware documentation.
  • Input systems-level hardware deliveries into the hardware tracking software prior to hardware being delivered to the assembly facility.
  • Coordinate completion and archival of component and system hardware documentation.
  • Assess and provide hardware delivery status and variances to project and program management staff.
  • Review and implement component and system hardware changes into the hardware schedule.
  • Provide feedback on sub-componeent delivery that may be driving ship-level deliveries.

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelor's degree in a business, project management, or a STEM discipline, plus (5) years of professional experience, or equivalent combination of experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job.
  • (4) years of experience and proficiency using relational database programs to support analysis, produce reports, and define production schedules.
  • Active DOE Q-level security clearance, or DoD equivalent.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Demonstrated skill conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting hardware logistics.
  • Prior experience with Nuclear Weapon developmental hardware and understanding of NNSA's Hardware Management for Development Testing Processes.
  • Strong relational database experience (defining requirements, troubleshooting problems, developing custom reports, etc.).
  • Motivated to learn and be part of a fast-paced mission-focused team.
  • Experience using MS office suite, SharePoint, PDMLink, and PRIME.
  • Experience working with classified information, hardware and accountable materials.
  • Demonstrated success in positions requiring concentration and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate clearly; orally and in writing.

About Our Team

The Weapons Modernization Hardware and Assembly team is responsible for hardware planning, inspection and receipt, asset management, assembly and disassembly of assets utilized in ALT and LEP programs. Current weapons systems that are managed in our program include the B61-12 LEP, W88 ALT370 and ALT 940, the W80-4 LEP, and the W87-1 LEP. These are programs requiring close collaboration with many different departments within Sandia as well as with organizations outside of Sandia such as LANL, LLNL, NNSA, Production Facilities, and the Department of Defense.

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 schedules, 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:

  • 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.

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