Los Alamos National Laboratory CNC Programmer/Manufacturing Engineering Technologist (Engineering Technologist 1) 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.

As a member of J-8, the Engineering Technologist 1will use engineering principles and theories, math and science to solve technical problems within a high explosives (HE) manufacturing environment. This will include supporting engineering projects in the performance of complex and demanding assignments requiring initiative and independent judgment working both independently and as part of a team.

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Designing, supporting, installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining the pressing, machining and fabrication equipment control systems, human machine interfaces, video monitoring systems, tooling and fixtures;

  • CNC programming using CAD/CAM software, development of machine specific post processors, and fabrication of components in support of machine upgrades, tooling and fixtures;

  • Development of manufacturing processes, estimated times and associated costs utilizing a MRP/ERP software;

  • Coordinating equipment shutdown, upgrade, or installation requirements and documenting all the changes;

  • Prepare, review and document technical information;

  • Working flexible hours and hours in excess of 40 hours per week may be required at times.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience performing engineering calculations and generating schematics/engineering drawings

  • Demonstrated experience in managing projects, creating and managing schedules, developing work flows and making improvement to existing business processes

  • Experience utilizing CAD/CAM software such as Creo, Solidworks, Unigraphics, Mastercam, GibbsCAM or Autocad

  • Experience operating manual and/or CNC machine tools as well as other shop fabrication equipment

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of personnel and customers; strong teaming skills

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with MRP/ERP software such as JobBoss, Oracle, JD Edwards or SAP

  • Experience maintaining hardware and software of CNC machine control systems, including programmable logic control (PLC) technology on Fanuc, Haas and other controls

  • Experience in assembly and installation of various instrumentation (thermocouples, pressure transducers, flowmeters, etc. and associated data acquisition)

  • Experience handling materials having toxic, pyrophoric, explosive, and/or other hazardous characteristics and a working knowledge of DOE Standard 1212 (formerly the DOE Explosives Safety Manual)

  • Active DOE Q Clearance or DOD Top Secret Clearance

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):Peripheral vision, depth perception, reading vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 hz), balancing, typing or keyboarding, fine motor control, lifting 30+ pounds, carrying 30+ pounds.

Notes to Applicants:Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all required and desired skills. (Please save cover letter with job number and name).

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.

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 is primarily responsible for monitoring the safety 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 LANL Integrated Weapons Experiments (J) Division addresses national security challenges by executing mission-driven, large-scale, integrated experiments, emphasizing sub-critical experiments, hydrodynamic tests, focused experiments, and tests of engineered systems. The Division develops the workforce, facilities, technologies, and systems necessary to generate, analyze, and disseminate unique, high-quality data with integrity and scientific excellence. J Division utilizes professional engineering management, and Formality of Operations and Conduct of Engineering processes, to effectively integrate high-fidelity test objects, multiple diagnostic technologies, sophisticated experiment design, and multi-disciplinary teams assembled across organizational boundaries. The Division executes its responsibilities in a sustainable, safe, secure, reliable, and environmentally responsible manner. J Division operates the Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) facility, and also operates or utilizes other LANL firing sites and facilities. The Division collaborates to execute sub-critical and other integrated experiments at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and NNSA, DOE, and partner organization facilities as needed.

J-8, the High Explosives (HE) Fabrication Group, manufactures precision high explosives and mock components for a diverse R&D; customer base to meet present and future national security needs in a safe, secure and efficient manner. The Group is seeking an Engineering Technologist 1to support CNC machines, tooling & fixtures, and instrumentation & controls upgrades on equipment used for machining. Additional duties may include machine programming, design work using CAD tools, and coordination of machine upgrades.

Maximum Salary: 118200

Minimum Salary: 72500

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Budge, Trevor L.

Organization Name: J-8/HE Machining and P&T;

Email: tbudge@lanl.gov

Job Title: CNC Programmer/Manufacturing Engineering Technologist (Engineering Technologist 1)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC62018