Los Alamos National Laboratory Deformation Processing Graduate Student Researcher in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Come join the brightest minds at the most innovative R&D facility supporting our national security!
The Engineering Graduate Student (GRA) Program offers paid summer and year-round internships for graduate students in a variety of Engineering sub-disciplines. The program provides mentoring, hands-on technical experience, and professional development opportunities through a formalized work plan complementing the student’s chosen area of study.
The Deformation Processing Team is seeking a GRA student to join the Team in support of a wide variety of metals forming and heat treating projects. The Deformation Processing Team works on metals forming and heat treating projects using rolling mills, hydraulic presses, vacuum heat treating furnaces, and laser powder bed metal additive manufacturing machines. We support a wide variety of programs with an emphasis on identifying creative solutions to meet our customer’s needs. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively on both independent projects or as part of a team to assist on projects in metal forming including associated CAD and/or modeling activities. The role will include hands-on work including deep drawing, forging, rolling, wire drawing & swaging, and heat treating of metals and alloys. You will present your work and contribute to written reports from experimental activities.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
§ Currently enrolled in an accredited engineering graduate degree
§ Must be enrolled in at least 6 semester credit hours (or full-time equivalent). Students preparing to begin a graduate program of study must provide documentation indicating matriculation into an appropriate degree program.
§ Demonstrated communication skills, both orally and in writing, for a wide range of audiences.
§ Must currently have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
§ Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test and uphold a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing
§ Experience with metal forming technologies such as deep drawing, forging, rolling, wire drawing, swaging and heat treating, as well as common metallurgical research techniques including tensile testing, dilatometry and microscopy
§ Computer programming in support of engineering design, data acquisition, analysis or machine learning
§ Computer Aided Design (CAD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of complex systems
§ Hands on laboratory or shop experience demonstrating an attention to detail and commitment to safety
§ Ability to obtain a DOE “Q” security clearance, which usually requires US citizenship
§ Completion of a bachelor’s degree and acceptance into a graduate degree program in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering or a related field.
§ Cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 is required.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):
Lifting 30+ pounds, standing, walking
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Work near sources of ionizing radiation, work near machinery with moving parts, work in a noisy environment.
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Where You Will Work Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns. Additional Details
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Contact Name Masterson, Clinton Thomas (Clint)
Work Telephone 505-396-0294
Vacancy Name: IRC93633
Organization Name Sigma-1/Fabrication Manufacturing Science
Req ID: IRC93633
Category: Student - Graduate