Los Alamos National Laboratory Electron/Laser Beam Welder, Maintenance Technologist (Engineering Technologist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Come join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world.

The successful candidate for this job will use the principles and theories of mechanical, electrical or mechatronics engineering to solve technical problems in support of engineering for pit manufacturing and surveillance in the Strategic Materials and Directed Stockpile Work programs at LANL. Will support engineering/projects in the development of high energy density welding processes in our development and production areas. Typical processes that are performed include: electron beam welding, and laser beam welding, marking, and drilling. Will entail equipment installation support, procedure development, and production support for these processes. The successful candidate will work closely with other LANL welding and maintenance personnel to act as a liaison for them for this work in a Category 2 nuclear facility. All documentation that is developed will meet nuclear conduct of operations requirements and meet quality requirements from our diverse customer-base. The successful candidate will be expected to work independently; work as part of a team; and contribute to continuous process improvements to meet customer requirements. Specific job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Use and apply appropriate standards, such as the NNSA Development and Production Manual and NAP-24 Quality Requirements, within the engineering discipline to develop and perform work.

  • Develop procedures and maintenance work packages that meet conduct of engineering requirements for a Category 2 nuclear facility.

  • Contribute to the fulfillment of the plutonium sustainment, directed stockpile work, and weapons surveillance projects and organizational objectives.

  • Assist in the preparation of process maintenance plans for high energy density welding equipment.

  • Develop tooling for use in welding of components fabricated in a Category 2 nuclear facility.

  • Work with maintenance technicians to ensure that they are trained appropriately to perform maintenance tasks on this equipment.

  • Prepare, review and document technical information for new equipment, including product literature and commercial specifications for use in our programs.

  • Adhere to engineering policies, programs, procedures and practices, such as quality assurance plans and development and production manuals.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge associated with facilities and high energy density welding processes related to manufacturing.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of commercial databases such as PDMLink and SharePoint.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mathematical formulas and computations and data gathering methods.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering authorization and procedure control systems.

  • Basic knowledge of engineering principles and basic technical responsibilities, including design and systems technology, within designated discipline.

  • Familiarity with industry, regulatory, or DOE/NNSA complex codes, standards, and criteria pertinent to high energy density welding.

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, mechatronic engineering technology, or related degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Skills:

  • Previous work in a nuclear facility is preferred, but not required.

Notes to Applicants:

For full consideration, we recommend that you include a cover letter addressing each of the requirements (minimum and desired) noted in the job posting individually. Please copy, paste the minimum and desired qualification, and then add sub-bullets with your commentary.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico near Santa Fe, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is primarily responsible for monitoring the safety, security and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and conducting research into new defense programs. It is a center for research in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including space exploration, geophysics, renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine, and nanotechnology.

The Manufacturing Science and Engineering Group (MET-2) provides process science, engineering and technology solutions supporting the mission requirements of the Manufacturing and Engineering Technology (MET) Division for Pit Manufacturing, Certification and Surveillance, which includes such capabilities as advanced manufacturing process development, design and prototyping new equipment development, process safety, security and quality improvement. The selected candidate will work at TA-55, TA-46 and TA-3 SM-39, and work closely with electrical engineering staff in Sigma, Space and Defense Power Systems (MET-5), Applied Engineering Technology (AET-5), maintenance personnel in Process and Equipment Maintenance (NPI-3), and other organizations.

Maximum Salary: 128200

Minimum Salary: 78400

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Budge, Trevor L.

Organization Name: MET-2 / Manufacturing Science & Engineering

Email: tbudge@lanl.gov

Job Title: Electron/Laser Beam Welder, Maintenance Technologist (Engineering Technologist 2)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC55359