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Sandia National Laboratories Production Planning Control (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


We are seeking a Production Planning Control Specialist

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 requirements planning (MRP) tools and techniques

  • Ensure availability and flow of raw materials

  • Supervise 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

  • Supervise, communicate, and report to management the status of 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


  • Master’s degree in businnes and/or relevant discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to obtain & maintain DOE Q-level security clearance


  • 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.

  • Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification.

  • 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.

  • Experience working with DOD, DOE, or other highly regulated manufacturing operation.

  • Familiar with industry standard quality management systems (AS9100, ISO9000).

  • Certified in APICS professional certification programs (Production and Inventory Management, Integrated Resource Management, or Supply Chain Professional).

    Department Description:

Purchased Product Value Stream (Org. 7569) 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 disciplines (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; utilizing 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.

EEO Statement:

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.