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Team Lead, R&D Quality Operations & Document Control - (Management)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691882

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you interested in being a Team Lead for a dynamic team?

We are seeking a Team Lead, for R&D Quality Operations and Document Control, in the 05472 Mission Assurance organization for Center 5400. The Team Lead will be responsible for the Center 5400 Quality Technologists and Document control technologists assigned to a wide variety of different programs and Center 5400 initiatives:

  • Lead a dynamic team of non-exempt staff.

  • Manage the day-to-day operational and administrative responsibilities of the department.

  • Lead subordinate employee recruitment, selection, training, work assignments, recognition and disciplinary actions, and performance evaluation.

  • Energize the team through development and administration of team building activities.

  • Lead continuous improvement of the department’s operational processes.

  • Supporting the projects in Center 5400 with execution of its deliverables within Mission Assurance System (MAS) framework, ISO 9001/AS9100, and customer requirements.

  • Coordinating build activities within 05470 and across multiple 5400 programs to meet different program schedules and deliverables.

  • Engaging Quality Engineers, Configuration Managers, Information Management Professionals, and Systems Engineers to drive improvements to the Center 5400 Mission Assurance organization.

  • Working with the Mission Assurance Manager to integrate and establish processes to support the Center 5400.

  • leading customers to success in difficult situations that require a best possible solution that isn’t necessarily ideal.

    Due to the nature of the work, this candidate must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline, plus five (5) years of directly related experience, OR (AS + 9 or no degree +13)

  • 2 years of leadership experience in a technical role

  • Active DOE L security clearance or DOD equivalent, with the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Prior experience with Quality Management.

  • Prior experience with Configuration Management or Document Control.

  • Prior experience working in a fast-paced production environment.

  • Prior experience as a team lead or manager.

  • Experience with product realization processes and process development.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and support multiple programs and projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to team with others to produce successful outcomes.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and customer service skills.

  • Green Belt certification training.

  • A commitment to a culture of safety and security.

  • Taken or will enroll in Sandia’s Pre-Management Curriculum .

About Our Team:

The Mission Assurance Organizations provides support for the Hypersonic Programs within the Integrated Military Systems Program at Sandia. 5400 coordinates the development of Mechanical, Electrical, and Avionics flight technologies to be integrated and tested with industry partner support to provide flight solutions for missiles and hypersonic flight platforms. Typically, these systems support the DOD including Army, Navy, Air Force, and other Agencies. 5400 has successfully developed hypersonic systems for the nation and is extending our role on the national stage for both developmental and fieldable systems.

Our programs cover a broad spectrum of applications; from advanced aerodynamically controlled vehicles, maneuvering hypersonic kill vehicles, and ballistic missile systems. All the activities require the extensive use of commonly developed Sandia avionics as well as prototype next generation technology that has never been flown. Levering existing technologies and maturing the Hypersonic portfolio for national needs is a demanding task and is a key component of Exceptional Service in the National Interest. The department strives to provide leadership to the laboratory and the nation in the creative development, use, and application of Hypersonic flight platforms.

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.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) L security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD).

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 maintain a DOE L-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.

Essential Functions:

If offered the position, you may be required to demonstrate your fitness to perform certain physical aspects of the position, including lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling.

Job ID: 691882

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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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