Pantex Plant Aims to Hire 200 Production Technicians in 2022
AMARILLO, Texas –To improve production output and position the Pantex Plant to deliver planned future weapons work, Pantex aims to hire more than 200 production technicians by fall 2022.
“Pantex is a key integration point in the weapons supply chain, where parts and services come together from other sites and make up the final product that supports the nuclear deterrent. We have a significant volume of work ahead of us, and we need additional hands-on expertise to make production a reality,” said Diane Grooms, Chief Human Resources Officer.
This presents an extraordinary hiring opportunity for citizens in the Panhandle and nearby states with trades experience. Pantex is searching for those who can do the actual hands-on work to ensure the nuclear deterrent is safe, secure, and effective. Citizens with a background in at least one of the following areas are needed: manufacturing, machining, maintenance, welding, electrical, automotive/diesel, and instrument technology. A high school diploma or GED is required, as well as six months of verifiable hands-on work experience.
Production opportunities at Pantex have increased based on long-term strategic priorities outlined by the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration. Although the last new nuclear weapon was completed in 1991, Pantex ensures the continuing effectiveness of the nuclear stockpile as the nation’s primary assembly, disassembly, retrofit, and life-extension center for nuclear weapons. While these efforts are familiar to Pantex, many weapons’ life-extension projects are being simultaneously phased in and out, creating an increased need for workers to meet multiple project deadlines.
“This is an opportunity to be part of a team that is dedicated to the nuclear security of our nation, but also provides a critical role in global security. We have the phrase, ‘Pantex Pride’ for a reason. We are doing the jobs that very few in the world can do,” said Pantex Site Manager Jeff Yarbrough.
Those hired can expect competitive pay and benefits, as well as contributing meaningful work to support the safety and security of our nation and the world. Those interested in applying should visit pantex.energy.gov/careers/productiontech.
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC operates the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under a single contract for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. CNS member companies include Bechtel National, Inc.; Leidos, Inc.; ATK Launch Systems, Inc.; and SOC LLC. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on performance excellence and the imperatives of safety, security, zero defects and delivery as promised.
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