Los Alamos National Laboratory Maintenance Planner/Scheduler 3 (Work Control Planner 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Come join our team and see why there is nothing ordinary about the work being done at LANL. This is an engineering opportunity for an experienced mechanical or electrical engineer interested in planning and scheduling lab-wide maintenance programs.

As a Maintenance Planner, your duties will include:

  • Develop, monitor, and validate accuracy, and auditing of performance data, reports and other statistical information.

  • Develop and review work packages for the implementation and control of operations, maintenance, or modification of work activities within a given facility or area.

  • Specific planning duties may be related to mechanical, electrical, chemical and/or radiological equipment, policies, and procedures and may also include resolving work restraints and bringing work packages to final closure.

  • Maintain databases for performance measurement.

  • Prepare, review, and issue equipment and/or system modification, corrective maintenance, and/or preventative maintenance work packages in accordance with applicable procedures and regulations.

  • Analyzes time and material requirements for work activity.

  • Preparation of detailed specifications for materials and labor estimates.

  • Development of step-by-step instructions for work.

  • Tracks and expedites established priority of work packages.

  • Preparing and/or reviews efficient and specific instructions for the isolation, containment or de-energizing various mechanical, physical, electrical, chemical and/or radiological systems according to established procedures and regulations.

  • Performs various functional and administrative activities in conjunction with the primary work control/work package development including, but not limited to, permit development, testing requirements, documentation generation, records management, database information management, retrieval and review, and/or training.

  • Ensure all work control results, materials, processes, and final products meet quality specifications and completed according to established requirements.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • In-depth experience with work control, materials management, and/or mechanical maintenance.

  • In-depth experience in work hazards, safety practices, operating configuration, and lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures.

  • In-depth experience with interpreting various mechanical and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, and schematics.

  • Demonstrated experience with computerized work management system (CMMS) in maintaining and tracking work-planning activities.

  • Extensive experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting work control and planning.

  • Demonstrated experience to communicate major elements of work control and planning to both technical and non-technical personnel.

  • Extensive experience in preparation and presentation of work control reports.

  • In-depth knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems.

  • Full understanding of work control and facility policies, practices, and procedures.

  • In-depth knowledge of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting work control and planning.


Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience working on electrical and mechanical systems.

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.

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.

Term position:Regular-status Laboratory employees applying for term-status positions may retain regular status with approval of the cognizant Principle Associate Director.

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 northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Maintenance and Site Services (MSS) Division is a multidisciplinary organization whose primary mission is to provide the Laboratory - both nuclear and non-nuclear facilities - with safe, reliable, and efficient infrastructure maintenance and utilities support.

Maximum Salary: 115700

Minimum Salary: 71000

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Johnson, Dana Elizabeth


Email: danaj@lanl.gov

Job Title: Maintenance Planner/Scheduler 3 (Work Control Planner 3)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC57560