Pantex named Employer of the Year by WTAMU’s Engler College of Business
AMARILLO, Texas – As one of the largest employers in the Panhandle of Texas, working at Pantex is the end-goal for many local university students. In recognition of its draw and excellence, Pantex was recently named Employer of the Year for West Texas A&M University’s Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business. This award recognizes employers in the community for exceptional contributions to the Engler College of Business, and commitment to promoting workplace excellence.
“Pantex has strongly committed to our students by offering high-quality internships and employment opportunities,” said Dr. Amjad Abdullat, Dean of the WTAMU Engler College of Business. “They have provided our students with valuable work experience and helped prepare them for successful careers in the business world.”
Pantex has a history of collaboration with West Texas A&M University and its students. Over the last two years, Pantex leadership and the College implemented a strategic talent pipeline to employ WTAMU students. The collaborative team led information sessions, and from these efforts alone, Pantex was able to hire 15 Buffs including six project controls representatives and five project controls summer interns, two of which have converted to Pantex employees and another two slated to start their internships this coming summer 2023.
“The support from internships and permanent positions has helped us create exciting opportunities for Buffs while filling critical talent needs in our organizations,” said Colby Yeary, Pantex Site Manager. “This partnership helps us ensure we have vibrant talent to support our national security work now and into the future.”
Pantex employs more than 4,300 full-time personnel to fulfill its vital mission to ensure the effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear stockpile in support of the Nation’s nuclear deterrent. This unique mission requires unique skills, so Pantex reached out to their partners at WTAMU to create the mutually beneficial programs that serve both students and Pantex’s mission.
“Pantex has been a dedicated partner to our College, providing exceptional support to our programs and promoting our values and mission,” said Abdullat. “Their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace has also been exemplary.”
“We’re grateful for this recognition from WTAMU, and we are excited to continue creating opportunities for students and to leverage their talents toward our important mission of nuclear deterrence in service of our nation and allies around the world,” said Yeary.
For more information about Pantex’s jobs and internship opportunities, see pantex.energy.gov/careers.
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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