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Intern - Purchased Product Value Stream (PPVS) - Business Graduate Year Round

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 693129

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

The Purchased Product Value Stream (Org. 7567-1) team is seeking a Production Planning Graduate Intern. Responsibilities include working with various production operations and the product development organizations to develop and implement material requirements planning (MRP) activities to support new product development builds, internal production builds and external customer delivery schedules. Using MRP tools and techniques the planners ensures the availability and flow of raw materials to our customers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to monitoring planned/open orders, creating purchase requests to procurement, establishing/managing safety stock levels, ensuring the accuracy of MRP planning parameters (lead-times, yields, etc.), forecasting material demand, completing what-if analysis, establishing/monitoring materials budget and releasing work to the production floor to ensure schedules are being met. The planner monitors, communicates, and reports to management the status of raw and processed materials; proactively identifies issues that have the potential to impact the production build plan or the product development schedules, and works with appropriate personnel including technical and engineering staff, quality assurance personnel, procurement, and development product realization teams to mitigate risk and implement recovery plans as required.

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

  • Work with various production operations and product development organizations to develop execute material requirements planning activities to support new product development builds, internal production builds and external customer delivery schedules

  • Use material requirement's planning (MRP) tools and techniques

  • Ensure availability and flow of raw materials

  • Evaluate planned/open orders, release planned order to procurement, establish/manage stock levels, ensure accuracy of MRP planning parameter (lead-times, etc.), forecast material demand, execute what-if analysis and manage budget

    Oversee, communicate, and report to management the status of processed/raw materials; proactively identify issues that have the potential to impact the production build plan or the product development schedules, and work with appropriate personnel to mitigate risk and implement recovery plans as required.

Qualifications We Require:

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

  • Earned bachelor's degree

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in a related accredited graduate program

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

  • Ability to work up to 30 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer

  • U.S. citizenship

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Operations Management, Project Management, Business Analytics, General Management, or related degree.

  • Experience working in manufacturing environment with knowledge of industry standard Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP) system and related business practices.

  • Understanding of Lean Six Sigma concepts, methods, and tools (visual pull signals, flow, kanbans, standard work processes, etc.) and experience in the application of the tools toward continuous improvement.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively in diverse team environments.

  • Demonstrated leadership and/or project management skills.

  • Evidence of high academic achievement.

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.

About Our Team:

Purchased Product Value Stream is a dynamic highly integrated team that is responsible for product engineering and materials planning for nuclear weapons design, development and production activities. We provide technical leadership in the various engineering subject areas (mechanical, chemical, materials science & electrical) to identify, develop, deliver, assure, and sustain a commercial supply base for weapon components, materials, sub-assemblies and custom tooling. We deliver innovative solutions for nuclear weapon part procurement in the design, development, and production phases. We anticipate and manage risk within the nuclear weapons supply chain, researching alternate materials, defining and developing test/evaluation methodologies, developing design of experiments, identifying and developing supplier capabilities and leading qualification activities. We provide materials planning expertise; using industry standard materials planning processes and tools to initiate the procurement phase and monitor the supply chain to meet product realization schedules.

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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • 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:

Sandia is required by DOE 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 obtain and 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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Job ID: 693129

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

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