What You'll Do
The Veterans to Engineers program is design to work with each participant’s unique situation and help veterans find part-time employment. The selected military members could use their transition Permanent Change of Station benefits to relocate to the Oak Ridge/Knoxville, TN area or Amarillo, TX area. Students are expected to use their GI Bill Veterans benefit, however there are a number or sources for veteran support in Tennessee or Texas.
Students usually attend one of the participating colleges/universities for a minimum of one term, then verify their academic foundation and adjudicate transfer credits. Participants complete Engineering prerequisites (two-year degrees). When they meet the school’s criteria, they must transfer to the University of Tennessee, Tennessee Technological University, West Texas A&M University, or Texas Tech University. Upon graduation, they could be offered an engineering position with Consolidated Nuclear Security.
The candidate will participate with technical personnel (in engineering, maintenance, operations, productions, R&D activities, and other related functions) in analyzing and evaluating technical/engineering problems, in developing experimental outlines, in scheduling procedural steps, and in establishing priorities. Independently conducts test, experiments, and analyses. Operates and troubleshoots equipment and gathers, reduces, evaluates and interprets data. Prepares analysis, reports and procedures.
Work involves routine and some unique non-routine technical support activities following standard procedures within discipline. Performs routine tests and experiments and assists in the operation of more complex equipment and/or operations. Uses some creativity to generate new ideas. May recommend improvements in methods and procedures.
Location: Amarillo, TX
Compiles with prescribed routines, methods, and/or practices. Applies some independent judgment with respect to matters of a routine and occasional non-routine nature. Contacts are primarily within the organization, but may occasionally work across organization lines. Usually assists others but may lead new personnel in routine functions. May review work of other employees. Works cooperatively to accomplish common goals.
Note: Job responsibilities will vary upon area of assignment with the Engineering organization.
What You Can Expect
- Meaningful work and unique opportunities to support missions vital to national and global security
- Top-notch, dedicated colleagues
- Generous pay and benefits with a stable organization
- Career advancement and professional development programs
- Work-life balance fostered through flexible work options and wellness initiatives
Minimum Job Requirements
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Must be a Veteran of any branch of the United States Military
- Ten or more years of relevant education, training, and/or progressive experience may be considered to satisfy educational and years-of-experience requirements for this posting.
Preferred Job Requirements
Pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited program in the United States or designated equivalents from Canada or Mexico, the Washington Accord, or the list of substantially equivalent as documented by ABET.
- Must adhere to requirements specified in the Veterans to Engineers program.
- Must maintain academic “in good standing” status while employed and must be making satisfactory progress toward Engineering degree requirements.
- Specialized knowledge and/or experience with nuclear materials, processing, design, and/or systems is highly desired.
The minimum education and experience for the lowest career level in the job posting range are listed under Minimum Job Requirements. Successful candidates hired into a higher career level than the minimum in the range must meet the requirements listed in the job leveling charts for the career level into which they are being hired.
If a range of Career Levels is posted, i.e., Senior Associate to Senior Specialist, internal applicants already in one of the Career Levels would come across at their current Career Level. Internal applicants currently in a lower level Career Level would move to the lowest posted Career Level, and internal applicants in higher Career Levels may be considered, on an exception basis, to come across laterally based on the applicant's education and experience, and the scope of work being performed in the role.
Requires a Q clearance; however all qualified candidates will be considered regardless of their current clearance status. The ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy Q clearance is required.
Position may require entry into Materials Access Areas (MAA) and participation in the Human Reliability Program (HRP). If HRP is required, candidate must complete a counterintelligence-scope polygraph, pursuant to 10CFR 709. Medical requirements may apply.
CNS is a drug-free workplace. Candidates accepting a job offer will be required to pass a pre-placement physical, drug screening and background investigation. As an employee, you may be required to receive and maintain a security clearance from the United States Department of Energy in order to meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information or matter. U.S. citizenship is a requirement for security clearance applicants. All employees are subject to being randomly selected for drug testing without advance notification.
CNS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, disability or veteran status.