Los Alamos National Laboratory Component Product Engineer (R&D Engineer 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

Provide technical expertise on a multidisciplinary team in the planning, tracking, and execution of the component assembly and testing production mission with yearly deliverables. Serve as the LANL representative for the production agency: providing the interface with the design agency in order to execute and develop LANL work activities to meet the production and component requirements.

Serve as the primary spokesperson to report project status and issues to the program manager and to laboratory managers. Provide leadership and tactical planning for execution of component assembly and testing production mission and applies a broad technical and operational expertise to achieve the annual deliverables. Provide the strategic leadership to sustain the component assembly and testing production mission. Serve as the expert on the product specification/requirements for a top level assembly.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience working with a design agency and other production agencies to participate as technical lead on a product realization team.

  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience working with manufacturing execution system (e.g. Solumina) or other electronic sales packages.

  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated record of written communication that may include corporate reports, peer-reviewed journal articles, procedure development, or research analysis and other assignments as necessary to meet project objectives.

  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience working in a low yield, moderate hazard production and testing facility: developing strategies for equipment upgrades and maintenance, ensuring adequate resources are obtained and maintained without disruption to manufacturing and testing.

  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience working with quality and process engineers to ensure that testing requirements are completed on time and within specification.

  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience with NAP-24A quality requirements, Defense Programs Business Process System requirements (DPBPS) or WR business practices and requirements.

  • Proven success working as a leader of a technical team, and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.

  • DOE Order 426.2 requires a BS, 2 years of job related experience, and 1 year of nuclear experience.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with vibration, shock, thermal effects, fixture design, equipment design and procurement, aqueous and granular fuel production.

  • Demonstrated experience with Integrated Contractor Order Schedule (ICO-S) which establishes the product demand for all the agencies.

  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and tracking progress. Maintain schedules and quality path towards the production mission.

  • Demonstrated experience in negotiation to ensure that resources are available to accomplish the work, to identify procurement needs, and to gather resources to complete deliverables within the scope and schedules defined in the project plan.

  • Demonstrated experience using independent judgment to monitor performance and managing, under change control, the project deliverables.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):

Reading vision, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), sitting, standing, bending, reaching horizontally, reaching down, gripping with the hands, typing or keyboarding, fine motor control,use of both hands and arms, lifting 5-10 pounds.


Typical educational requirement is an advanced degree (Mechanical, Chemical or related engineering field) from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program and 10 years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must include a cover letter addressing each of the requirements (minimum and desired) noted in the job posting individually. 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.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work_

AMPP-2, Defense Power Systems Build & Testing, in the Actinide Materials Processing & Power Division provides world-class plutonium science, processing, surveillance, characterization and production to support the national missions of defense and space exploration. We operate using the highest standards of accountability to ensure a safe environment for ourselves, our colleagues, and the public.

Maximum Salary: 197000

Minimum Salary: 116900

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Gasca, Alicia M


Email: agasca@lanl.gov

Job Title: Component Product Engineer (R&D; Engineer 4)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69069