Los Alamos National Laboratory Mechanical Engineer (R&D Engineer 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Defense & Space Power Systems Group (MET-5) provides technical solutions for space and defense power systems by applying competencies in materials science, ceramics, materials processing, welding and metallography. MET-5 technical disciplines include chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, welding engineering, materials and corrosion science, and metallurgy.

The successful candidate for this position will provide technical leadership as the primary process engineer in maintaining the technical baseline for non-destructive evaluation/analysis fora number of NDE processes in a Category II nuclear facility. The successful candidate for this position will utilize engineering principles and theories to solve technical problems, and will serve as the interface between the group and its safety and compliance stakeholders to ensure that Conduct of Engineering, Conduct of Maintenance, and Conduct of Operations programs are properly implemented throughout all project phases. Job duties will entail equipment installation support, development of work authorizing documents (operating procedures, training plans, travelers, etc.), provide operations support, and investigate opportunities for improving existing NDE systems. The candidate will also be required to perform NDT inspections in accordance with approved procedures in the following methods: VT, UT, RT and LT.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and experience in providing technical leadership on NDE methodology and procedure development.

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following engineering disciplines: mechanical; materials science; metallurgy.

  • Demonstrated experience in evaluating UT, RT and LT NDE results.

  • Knowledge and understanding of ASNT SNT TC-1-A.

  • A complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and standards such as ASME, ASCE, etc.

Desired Skills

  • ASNT certifications.

  • Knowledge of welding, brazing and other materials joining processes.

  • Experience with quality assurance programs.

  • Knowledge of existing NNSA/DOE requirements related to nuclear and high hazard facility operations.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in material science, mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering, or a related engineering field from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program and three to five years of experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants MUST submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position. 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.

426.2:This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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 beautiful northern New Mexico (Santa Fe area), home of outdoor and cultural activities, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary material research institution engaged in strategic science in support of our commitment to National Security. LANL ensures the safety and reliability of our U.S. nuclear stockpile while developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health and global security concerns.

The Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (MET) Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory provides complete, full life-cycle process development, prototyping, and production engineering capabilities for all plutonium, plutonium compounds, and other actinidematerial components in support of the United States national security mission. MET division includes three groups (Actinide Engineering & Science, Manufacturing Science & Engineering, and Space & Defense Power Systems) and totals 150 employees with an annual budget of $62 million. Core disciplines include nuclear weapons manufacturing; actinide processing, materials disposition; nuclear fuels technology; process engineering; product engineering; configuration management; and other weapons related activities.

Maximum Salary: 141800

Minimum Salary: 86000

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name: MET-5/Defense & Space Power Systems

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer (R&D; Engineer 2)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC57806