Technician at Plutonium Missions works on a device.

Plutonium Missions Careers for everyone. Your challenge awaits.

Many think you need to be a scientist to work at LANL. While we couldn't do our work without scientific and technical expertise, we offer a vast array of career opportunities for hundreds of supports staff with a variety of skills - including in our plutonium missions programs. Job opportunities include:

  • Administration
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Environment, Safety & Health
  • Facilities
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Operations Support
  • Postdoc
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Science
  • Security
  • Warehouse Management

What are plutonium missions?

Los Alamos National Laboratory is home to the Plutonium Facility, known as PF-4, which is the nation's most modern plutonium science and manufacturing facility where we do everything from research and development for the nation's nuclear stockpile to making nuclear power sources for NASA deep space missions. More than a thousand employees support the work in PF-4, from scientists and engineers to administrative and human resources professionals, manufacturing and warehouse specialists, waste processing experts, safety and security personnel and more.

  • Contribute to national security, space programs and new frontiers in science.
  • Work at the Nation’s Plutonium Center of Excellence.
  • Discover a friendly and collaborative culture.
  • Choose from many disciplines (not just science and engineering).
  • Enjoy our amazing campus and facilities.
  • Explore life in beautiful Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Closeup of technical work being done within Plutonium Missions.

What it’s like to work here More than just a job

At LANL, you have access to the brightest minds in the world, stimulating work and a rewarding national security contribution—no matter what your role is. A day in the life here is exciting, where there are always opportunities to learn what your colleagues are up to, from nuclear security to climate change, public health and more.

A unique setting

LANL’s Plutonium Facility, known as PF-4, is the nation’s most modern plutonium science and manufacturing facility and is the only fully operational plutonium facility with complete process and analysis capabilities in the nation. You’ll be inspired by our mission, our people and the scope and quality of our facilities.

Big benefits

LANL not only offers highly competitive compensation, but also great health insurance options, a best-in-class 401(k) with up to 6% matching and an additional 3.5% non-elective employer contribution, plus tuition assistance, relocation reimbursement and many other perks along the way.

Special security protocols

When it comes to security, we present a different set of requirements for employees, and we want you to be prepared. Our security measures are all in place to support and protect you, the Lab’s national security mission and our people.

Meet the people of Plutonium Missions

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Living the good life Life in Los Alamos,
New Mexico

Enjoy a great life in the healthiest county in the U.S. Los Alamos and its neighboring residential community White Rock are surrounded by national forest lands, parks and endless adventure for hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, bird watchers, skiers and more. You can be on the trail within a few minutes of getting off shift. Some employees live in nearby communities such as Española, Santa Fe and Rio Rancho, where both the activities and housing offer a different set of options and awe-inspiring views.