Deputy Division Leader - Detonator Production (Manufacturing Manager 5)

Deputy Division Leader - Detonator Production (Manufacturing Manager 5)

01 Jun 2022
New Mexico, Losalamos, 87544 Losalamos USA

Deputy Division Leader - Detonator Production (Manufacturing Manager 5)

What You Will DoDetonator Production (DP) is seeking two highly qualified candidates to be considered for Deputy Division Leader (DDL) role to work with the DP Division Leader (DL); providing leadership to a Division made up of 4 groups consisting of about 120 employees, while ensuring timely and successful mission deliverables for the Nation’s stockpile. The DDL assists the DL to provide strategic direction for addressing emerging production challenges by building cross-organizational collaborations, managing robust and reliable operations and facilities, upholding safe and secure execution of high explosives operations, safeguarding of security assets, robust program execution, effective customer interface, effective personnel management and development/retention of staff. The DP DDL reports directly to the DP Division Leader.Detonator Production (DP) Division is the premier Production Agency (PA) assigned to produce WR (War Reserve) detonators for the Nation’s nuclear stockpile security mission. The Division is part of LANL’s Weapons Production Directorate. DP is comprised of a team of motivated, highly skilled technical and operational support staff working in an integrated format. The organization is centered on high-rigor manufacturing operations to produce precision, safe and reliable WR products. DP partners closely with customers and stakeholders such as NNSA (National Nuclear Security Administration), Design Agencies (LANL, Sandia, and Livermore), and LANL program management orgs to deliver on challenging National security objectives. DP upholds vigorous teamwork, personal integrity, respectful workplace, and continuous improvement in operations, technical excellence, safety and security.The successful DP Deputy Division leaders will provide effective oversight and Division-wide support for DP groups executing manufacturing, engineering, packaging, shipping, and program management activities on high fidelity, high-consequence detonator production operations. DP operations include high explosives, security asset management and electro-explosive assembly operations while upholding the highest quality directives for nuclear weapons components. Further, the successful candidate will uphold the highest standards for a respectful workplace, employee development, work control, safety, security, quality excellence, teaming, and customer service. The selected applicant will work effectively with other technical organizations, across design agencies and program offices to achieve institutional goals and deliverables. The selected candidate will foster a mutually respectful environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and leverages individual and cultural diversity while advancing action-oriented plans to promote workforce diversity.Note: This position denotes a manager that supports the Nation’s nuclear deterrent mission by providing manufacturing capabilities to support National defense and enhance National security.For more details about DP, visit the following sites:Internal: DutiesServing as a deputy the selected candidates will be asked to assist in the overall management of the division. Providing leadership and management over a technical, operation, and/or quality assurance portfolio that may encompass many programs. Developing and managing the overall strategy for the Division in alignment with the Directorate and Laboratory goals and objectives. Successfully fostering a culture that values continuous improvement and organizational learning that results in the prevention of events and provides the controls necessary to promote safe and secure work; ensuring open communication with workers (including subcontractors) that promotes an environment where workers feel comfortable bringing errors, mistakes, system weaknesses and issues to your attention.Partner closely with all levels of management demonstrating clear accountability, directing change while maintaining operating effectiveness; integrating efforts across work units and functions; monitoring results; and tackling problems directly assuming ownership.The individuals will need solid understanding of Integrated Safety Management (ISM) line management responsibilities for the organization. Maintain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of facility operational requirements and works with facility operations to ensure compliance, safety, security, quality and conduct of operations, engineering, maintenance, and training in the performance of work. Assist in ensuring quality products and/or services within the division; enforces adherence to quality standards; achieves balance between the need to meet both productivity goals and quality standards.Collaborate, related to all aspects of personnel management, including but not limited to: managing headcount, forecasting and budget(s) associated with group, directing assignments, employee hiring and onboarding processes, providing continuous performance management and feedback to further develop staff including annual performance discussions, identification of growth opportunities and ensuring proper team recognition and appreciation.What You NeedMinimum Job Requirements:Management: Experience in formal management/leadership positions equivalent to a Laboratory group leader, or has experience directing and overseeing work performed by employees in a mid to large sized group with responsibilities for the coordination of work of cross organizational teams.

Leadership: Guiding high-consequence weapons program activities and providing clear strategic direction to personnel. Demonstrated ability to coach and facilitate critical thinking and problem-solving skills to personnel addressing engineering process challenges.

Weapons Manufacturing: Knowledge and demonstrated experience in nuclear weapon enterprise product qualification activities in either a PA (Production Agency) or DA (Design Agency) role. Must have a fundamental understanding of development and qualification processes for stockpile components.

Organization: Record of achievement in applying high level organizational skills to create a clear strategic vision for high performing teams.

Programmatic Excellence: A record of achievement providing effective technical, operational or programmatic direction in a nuclear enterprise environment performing development, qualification, or WR (War Reserve) products.

Conduct of Operations: Record of compliantly managing operations and facilities. Record of achievement implementing and upholding Lab security policies on classified assets, classified operations, and VTRs (Vault Type Rooms). Strong management skills in implementing and upholding compliant postures on Lab SMPs (Safety Management Programs) such as high explosives safety, chemical safety, waste management, shipping, and incident reporting.

Values and Behaviors: Demonstrated record of successfully supporting or leading cross-organizational technical teams to ensure high-quality products and/or services are delivered within budget and on schedule. Demonstrated ability to positively influence stakeholders to achieve desired results through joint accountability.

Interpersonal: Ability to convey clear, unambiguous directions. Demonstrated experience in developing and nurturing effective working relationships with NNSA and/or DOD customers. Ability to adapt to ensure effective communication with all levels of an organization.

Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited institution and 12 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.Desired Qualifications:Knowledge as a High Explosive (HE) Handler or HE Manager and/or familiarity with DOE standards for High Explosives safety (DOE-STD-1212). Leadership experience or previous qualification as a manager in nuclear facility or in a Conduct of Operations (P315) facility and ability to selectively implement formality of operations concepts is strongly desired.

Familiarity and/or experience with DOE National Security Enterprise sites and business practices. Familiarity with DOE classification directives and management of security assets. Familiarity with concepts of DOE Conduct of Operations directives, or nuclear facility settings.

Demonstrated experience with the Defense Programs Business Process System requirements, including the nuclear weapon product realization process. Familiarity with NNSA Weapon Quality Policy NAP 401.1A or similar quality standards is highly desired.

Demonstrated record of effective interactions with facility support organizations, such as WFO.

Demonstrated record of implementing continuous improvement projects in weapons program operations to enable robust execution of mission deliverables.

Degree in an engineering discipline such as manufacturing, mechanical, electrical, materials, nuclear, aerospace or chemical engineering is desired.

A Master’s degree in a technical discipline.

Active DOE Q Clearance

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.COVID Vaccine :The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is a 1 year.Note to Applicants:For full consideration, submit a comprehensive resume reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above.Where You Will WorkLocated in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

Dental and vision insurance

Free basic life and disability insurance

Paid childbirth and parental leave

Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

Onsite gyms and wellness programs

Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional DetailsDirective 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.Clearance:Q L or Q or Q/SCI (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirementsfor access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment StatusFull TimeAppointment TypeRegularRegularContact Details Contact Name Hughes, Jeremy Matthew Email Work Telephone Vacancy Name: IRC110607 Organization Name Detonator Production Minimum Salary 166300 Maximum Salary 297500 Req ID: IRC110607 Category: Project Management

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