The Star is our magazine showing all the great work our employees are doing at the Pantex and Y-12 sites.
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC operates the Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration. CNS comprises member companies Bechtel National, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Services, Inc.; Orbital ATK, Inc.; and SOC LLC, with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. as a teaming subcontractor.
To achieve these goals, CNS is dedicating a senior team of managers from its member companies who bring extensive experience to meet the challenges and opportunities of leading two world-class facilities with one vision.
Smith has more than 36 years of prior technical and managerial leadership experience within the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. He performed significant roles in planning and implementing the consolidation of the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory into a single organization and, in 2014, applied that experience to initiate the consolidation of Pantex and Y-12 under one U.S. Department of Energy contract.
As general manager of Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory from 2009 through June 2014, Smith had direct management of that laboratory and co-managed the Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation in partnership with the general manager of the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. He and his co-manager led approximately 7,000 employees—who performed nearly $2 billion of work annually at five sites for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program—under a joint contract with DOE and the Navy.
Smith also served as president of Bechtel Bettis, Inc., and as general manager of Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. He managed contracts with DOE and the Navy that had combined revenues of more than $600 million and approximately 3,500 employees at three main sites and eight major field offices. He also managed and oversaw resources for new reactor and propulsion plant design, component design and testing, materials development and testing, technical support for procurement of all Navy reactor cores, placement of spent fuel into dry storage, and new ship construction and operating fleet support.
As president and general manager of Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc., Smith managed approximately 900 employees at multiple sites with an annual operating budget of $110 million and annual subcontracts averaging approximately $600 million.
Smith’s career has been focused on leading disciplined nuclear operations and improving performance in high-risk environments. His technical background includes design; development; and fabrication of reactor control drive mechanisms, steam generators and refueling equipment.
Smith holds a B.S. in civil engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and has completed various project management and leadership development programs with Westinghouse, Bechtel and the University of Michigan.
Previously, Reichert was the site manager at the Pantex Plant, where she oversaw daily operations to sustain a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent. She has 28 years of experience in Department of Energy conduct of operations environments. Her responsibilities have included deputy project management and senior leadership in environment, safety and health; safeguards and security; emergency management; waste management; transportation; and manufacturing operations.
At Pantex as deputy general manager, Reichert provided leadership in all aspects of plant operations involving nuclear weapons, plutonium pit storage, high explosives, engineering, safety, security, emergency management, facilities management, quality, environmental protection and general administration.
At Y-12, Reichert served as vice president of environment, safety and health. She was the interpretive authority for environment, safety and health; waste operations; human performance improvement; behavior based safety; and integrated safety management.
Also at Y-12, she managed enriched uranium metalworking, production and manufacturing compliance and served as the program manager for modernization and as the operations manager of analytical chemistry. Reichert holds a B.S. in biology/chemistry from Viterbo University in Wisconsin and an M.S. in radiological engineering/health physics from the University of Florida.
At CNS, we recognize that excellent employees are absolutely critical for mission success. Not only do we recruit the best, we continue to invest in our people to deliver unparalleled support to the NNSA and our country.
In support of one of our foundational strategic goals—investing in people—we offer paid leave, long-term care insurance, flexible spending plans, retirement plans and opportunities for continuing education.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity
We are committed to having a diverse workforce of highly skilled, motivated individuals dedicated to accomplishing our mission. Our workforce must be based on the highest standards of ethical behavior and devoid of any form of discrimination prohibited by law.
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