Teresa Robbins appointed NNSA Production Office Field Office Manager
NPO serves as the federal oversight organization for the Pantex plant and the Y-12 National Security Complex
The National Nuclear Security Administration has appointed Teresa M. Robbins as the field office manager for the NNSA Production Office, or NPO. NPO serves as the federal oversight organization for the Pantex plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Robbins has been Deputy Director of NPO for the past six years and has over 29 years of experience in nuclear facility operations, engineering, safety analysis, maintenance and nuclear analysis. risks at US Department of Energy sites.
Robbins began her federal career as a DOE Defense Programs Intern in 1991. She has worked at several DOE sites across the country, including Headquarters. Her career at DOE at Oak Ridge began at Y-12 in 2000, and since then she has held a variety of positions including Deputy Federal Project Director of the Uranium Processing Facility; senior scientific and technical adviser; deputy director of environment, safety, hygiene and quality; and deputy director.
As a manager of NPO, she leads more than 130 federal employees in the oversight and administration of a one-of-a-kind contract with 9,400 management and operations employees at both Pantex and Y-12, according to A press release. She is responsible for leading programs, projects, safety, security, quality, and administrative functions and activities of the NNSA at both sites.
The former director of the field office was Geoff Beausoleil. He retired last week, the NNSA said.
Robbins received a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee and is the recipient of the NNSA Safety Professional of the Year award.
The mission of the NNSA production office is to ensure the safe, secure and profitable operation of the Pantex factory and the Y-12 National Security Complex.