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What You Will Do
As a Scientist in the Detonator Engineer Group (DP-ENG), you will initiate and conduct scientific/engineering assignments that ensure consistent quality and high yield of product manufactured in the areas of component and detonator production operations.
Primary work scope includes, but is not limited to:
Ensuring safety and security compliance, maintaining required training, adhering to laboratory policies, programs, procedures and practices.
Responsibility for the fabrication, inspection, and testing of War Reserve and experimental detonator components and subcomponents.
Collaboration with Process Engineers, other Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, and Production Technicians to develop solutions to complex problems, design and implement new technologies, improve production cycle times, and maximize production yield rates.
Coordinating equipment maintenance and repair services to ensure production equipment is operating within required guidelines and specifications.
Conducting post-disassembly inspections and analyses on nuclear weapon stockpile assets.
Completely and continually document manufacturing processes through thorough design evaluations as well as feedback from the manufacturing group.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Technical - Proven experience applying scientific principles, methods, and tools to complex problems. Can effectively apply scientific principles to produce the required result in the most efficient and repeatable way possible. Knowledge and application of Lean Manufacturing Principles.
Leadership - Demonstrated ability to provide scientific technical leadership in the day-to-day process of system startup & operation, tooling setup, in-process performance monitoring, component inspection, and engineering decision-making.
Analytical – Use data to identify areas of poor quality or efficiency and collaborate with all stakeholders to develop and implement improvements to make the manufacturing processes more robust.
Communication – Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with all levels of the department. Can effectively explain equipment usage and training processes to manufacturing technicians both verbally and through formal written documentation.
Quality - Demonstrated experience in monitoring process performance using Statistical Process Control, Six Sigma, and other methods.
Interpretation of Drawings - Proficiency in interpreting and translating complex design agency specifications.
Education/Experience: Positions requires a Bachelor’ degree in a STEM field from an accredited college and university and 4 years of related experience, typically with post-doctoral research experience at a university or national lab or equivalent experience directly related to the occupation
Weapons - Knowledge of the United States nuclear weapons programs, designs, and engineering.
Specific Skills - Understanding of photo-imaging methods techniques and circuit lamination methods. Understanding of epoxy curing systems with an application to an industrial setting.
Clearance – Active, ability to reinstate, or ability to obtain a Department of Energy “Q” clearance .