NPO serves as the federal oversight organization for the Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex
The National Nuclear Security Administration has named Teresa M. Robbins as 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 served as NPO deputy manager for the past six years, and she has more than 29 years of experience in nuclear facility operations, engineering, safety analysis, maintenance, and risk analysis at U.S. Department of Energy sites.
Robbins began her federal career as a DOE Defense Programs Intern in 1991. She has worked at multiple DOE sites around the country, including headquarters. Her DOE career in Oak Ridge began at Y-12 in 2000, and since then, she has served in various positions, including Uranium Processing Facility deputy federal project director; senior scientific and technical adviser; assistant manager for environment, safety, health, and quality; and deputy manager.
As NPO manager, she leads more than 130 federal employees in the oversight and administration of a first-of-its-kind contract with 9,400 management and operating employees at both Pantex and Y-12, a press release said. She is responsible for the direction of NNSA programs, projects, safety, security, quality, and administrative functions and activities at both sites.
The prior field office manager was Geoff Beausoleil. He retired last week, the NNSA said.
Robbins earned a bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Tennessee, and she is a recipient of the NNSA Safety Professional of the Year Award.
The mission of the NNSA Production Officeis to ensure the safe, secure, and cost-effective operation of the Pantex Plant and the Y-12 National Security Complex.