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Intern - Purchased Product Value Stream R&D Undergrad Year Round

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM
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Job ID: 658280
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:Intern - Purchased Product Value Stream R&D Undergrad Year Round


We are seeking an Intern Year Round - R&D Undergrad

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Work with Neutron Generator staff engineers in a variety of settings including interfacing with product realization teams and the commercial and internal supply base for the design and delivery of components used in nuclear weapon design, development and production activities
+ Participate in the product realization process (design through delivery); including early engagement in the development phase to define, validate, and clarify requirements for electrical parts/components destined for use in nuclear weapons
+ Lead the identification, development and qualification of suppliers; assessing the technical capabilities of the suppliers to meet weapons requirements
+ Lead efforts to enhance fundamental understanding of material requirements, defining and conducting experiment work to close knowledge gaps and improve design definition
+ Anticipate and manage risk (i.e. sole source suppliers, single points of failure, technology development, etc.); identifying viable alternates and leading the technical evaluations and decision making process
+ Manage product design definition (drawings, specifications, etc.) through the product life cycle (design-development-delivery)
+ Employ quality management systems and techniques; developing and managing comprehensive verification/qualification plans and defining acceptance criteria
+ Manage multiple organizational interfaces; internally and externally


You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

+ Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate program
+ Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
+ Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ U.S. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

+ Candidate must be pursuing a BS in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical Engineering or related degree
+ Position is a year-round intern at SNL in Albuquerque, N.M. and duties of the position must be performed onsite


+ Candidates must possess well-developed interpersonal and communication skills; with an ability to work in a diverse team environment
+ Excellent oral communication and technical writing skills, with the ability to develop and present ideas and results in oral and written form
+ Experience in application of the scientific method; gathering, analyzing and presenting technical data for decision making/problem solving purposes
+ Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced/schedule driven environment
+ A track record of leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities, including profession associations and/or technical conferences
+ Basic knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma and continuous improvement and their application

The Purchased Product Value Stream Department is responsible for purchased products and logistic operations in support of Sandia National Laboratories production mission activities. Major areas of responsibility include 1) Materials Planning is responsible for developing the plan and authorizes procurement of production materials based on master schedule requirements: 2) Purchased Product Engineering is responsible for purchased products, including raw materials, tooling and end item components; serving as the liaison to design, product, and process engineers, production users, and suppliers in the areas of design definition, coordination of fabrication, and acceptance requirements; 3) Inventory Management & Logistics provides services in inventory management, materials movement, receiving, and shipping; and 4) Change Configuration Management Cell manages the execution of product configuration in the Sandia drawing system and the Oracle manufacturing system for the Production Center.

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.

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

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