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Los Alamos National Laboratory AMPP Division Leader (Manufacturing Manager 6) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC71663


Job Title AMPP Division Leader (Manufacturing Manager 6)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name Actinide Material Processing & Power (AMPP-DO)

What You Will Do

The Actinide Material Processing and Power (AMPP) Division Leader (DL) will provide strategic direction for the division including a shared vision with the senior management team on program, capability, workforce development, and managing resources to meet future needs of the division including long-range budget preparation and justification. The DL ensures that the division delivers on programmatic commitments, sets a vision for the future direction of the organization, and coordinates with the Associate Laboratory Director of Weapons Production Directorate (ALDWP) on the needs of the directorate’s goals, objectives, and commitments.

As Division Leader, the successful candidate will have a lead role in developing an integrated strategy for assuring the safety, performance, and reliability of manufacturing and production operations. The Division Leader is also responsible for strengthening the skill base within the division and setting standards for professional behavior and operational effectiveness. The successful candidate must be results oriented with solid leadership, management, communication and interpersonal skills. As a member of the division senior management team, the DL is responsible for promoting safety, security, and quality in all operations; mentoring and developing personnel; promoting teamwork within the division and across the Laboratory; and demonstrating effective leadership behaviors that promote a positive, collaborative work environment.

Detailed Description:

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide senior leadership to enable the workforce to succeed in division milestones and deliverables.

  • Contribute to defining and articulating strategic visions and goals, and to developing and executing programs/projects to support them.

  • As a recognized authority within the Laboratory, broker with executive-level external and internal customers to determine what work will be done to meet the customers’ needs, general timeframes, and funding requirements.

  • Be a proactive member of the ALDWP leadership team in defining and supporting the Laboratory’s National Security mission.

  • Maintain and strengthen the division's scientific and technical base by participating in the development and programmatic direction for the division.

  • Work with division leaders, group leaders, and program managers to ensure effective line and program planning and integration.

  • Identify and act on opportunities to influence direction, policy and vision, both internal and external to the organization.

  • Maintain a positive work environment and mentoring and developing personnel.

  • Recruit and retain critical skills in the workforce.

  • Support diversity, affirmative action, ES&H, security, and community relations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated successful experience in at least two of the following areas: nuclear operations and production facility management, stockpile stewardship and management, life extension programs, pit development, plutonium strategy, pit surveillance, weapon quality, DoD nuclear programs, or civilian nuclear programs.

  • Expert knowledge and demonstrated successful experience performing superior Conduct of Operations, with specific examples of helping to ensure that management systems are designed to anticipate and mitigate the consequences of human fallibility or potential latent conditions, and provide a vital barrier to prevent injury, environmental insult or asset damage, and to promote mission success.

  • Successful experience in leading a management team in organizational strategic planning initiatives to include establishing, monitoring, and reporting on performance metrics.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in providing leadership, supervision, and retention and development of assigned employees including performance management, team building, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

  • Proven experience to interact and effectively communicate with staff, customers, program managers, and other key stakeholders, both internal and external.

  • Experience as a strong, team-oriented leader with a demonstrated ability to build successful and productive collaborations across organizational boundaries including both program and line functions.

  • Demonstrated ability to assign clear authority and accountability, and effectively implementing, directing, and managing change while maintaining efficient operations.

  • Demonstrated successful experience integrating priorities and commitments, including safety, security, environmental compliance, quality, contractor assurance, and business imperatives.

  • Demonstrated successful record of effective interpersonal and communication skills as evidenced by stakeholder interactions, seminars, briefings, and presentations.

  • Demonstrated experience leading business operations to include financial, human resources, procurement, and other related business activities.

  • DOE Order 426.2 requires BS degree, and four years nuclear experience.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with nuclear materials management, as well as nuclear or radiological facility operations.

  • Demonstrated and proven ability to represent the Laboratory in the high-level programmatic interactions within the defined portfolio with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD), other customer agencies, and with Congress.

  • Knowledge of the ADPSM technical, manufacturing portfolio and an understanding of how the operations broadly supports LANL’s national security science mission areas including Weapons, Global Security, and Energy Programs.

  • Familiarity with and experience working with ALDWP’s major program sponsors, both internal and external to the Laboratory, including knowledge of nuclear engineering and/or nonproliferation related programs.

  • Active DOE Q-Clearance and HRP certification.

Education Required: Master’s degree preferred in chemistry, materials science, engineering or a related science, with 6 years of related experience. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree required in one of the fields mentioned and 8 years of related experience.

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

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.

Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico, 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 among others.

The Actinide Materials Processing and Power (AMPP) 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 actinide material components in support of the United States national security mission. AMPP division includes four groups: Heat Source Technologies, Defense Power Systems Build & Testing, ARIES, and Materials Recovery & Recycle. Our workforce is 200 employees with an annual budget of approximately $75 M. Our primary mission and program areas include: Power supplies used for extraterrestrial exploration and science in support of NASA; support of Defense Programs by manufacturing power supplies; support of nuclear non-proliferation by using the LANL Advanced Recovery and Integrated Extraction System (ARIES) to disassemble pits, convert plutonium metal to plutonium oxide, characterize and package the mixed oxide(MOX), and certify it for disposition; Aqueous chloride and nitrate processing in support of all programs within PF-4; Production of Americium in support of industry through the Office of Science; and execution of the LANL Material Recovery and Recycle (MR&R) program, which is focused on the disposition and management of nuclear materials to meet programmatic needs (including risk reduction activities).

Appointment Type Regular


Minimum Salary 171900

Maximum Salary 306200

Contact Details

Contact Name Johnson, Dana Elizabeth


Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC71663

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 a disability accommodation,
email or call (505) 665-4444, option 1.