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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Division Leader (Manufacturing Manager 5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Reporting to the Pit Technologies (PT) Division Leader, the Technical/R&D Deputy Division Leader (DDL) provides scientific, technical, and operational leadership to the Division. The Technical/R&D DDL will function as a key part of the division management team that has the responsibilities for proper work authorization, quality assurance practices, human resource management, recruiting, and continuing development of division capabilities. The DDL is expected to take a significant role in technical leadership and strategic planning efforts for the division, as well as the broader nuclear engineering capability across the Laboratory.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing effective leadership to enable the workforce to succeed in division milestones and deliverables

  • Maintaining and strengthening the division's scientific and technical base by participating in the development and programmatic direction for the division

  • Working with the division leader, group leaders and program managers to ensure effective line and program planning and integration

  • Identifying and acting on opportunities to influence direction, policy and vision, both internal and external to the organization

  • Determining and promoting long‐range goals to ensure that the division performs at the highest standards relevant to national security

  • Maintaining a positive work environment and mentoring and developing personnel

  • Recruiting and retaining critical skills in the workforce

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

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Knowledge and Expertise:

  • Demonstrated technical and manufacturing accomplishments and expertise in one or more of the division’s core capabilities, or a closely related scientific or engineering field

  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the 6.X process, demonstrated experience in working with design agencies (DA) and production agencies (PA) in the nuclear weapons complex.

  • Demonstrated commitment to scientific excellence, environment, health and safety, security, diversity, and employee development


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

  • Demonstrated experience leading a multidisciplinary group of scientists, engineers, technicians, students and professional staff in a technical environment

  • Demonstrated excellence in the leadership and management of technical projects and staff, that includes a record of successful teamwork and consensus building within and across organizational boundaries.

  • Proven ability to identify, secure and lead programs, obtain and allocate resources and deliver within scope, schedule and budget

Nuclear Environment: Expert knowledge of safety and security, environmental and quality regulatory requirements needed to manage work in a nuclear and/or high explosives facility

Business Acumen: Demonstrated experience leading business operations to include financial, human resources, procurement, and other related business activities

DoE 426.2 Order: DOE 426.2 requirement, BS degree, and four years of nuclear experience

Education/Experience :

Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited institution and 12 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

This position may be subject to DOE Order 426.2 Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities. This DOE Order establishes entry-level requirements to ensure employees in the position can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

Desired Qualifications:

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

  • Broad knowledge of laboratory programs and technical organizations

  • Master’s degree preferred in chemistry, materials science, engineering or a related science, with 6 years of related experience.

  • Active DOE Q‐Clearance and HRP certification

Note to Applicants: Please submit a detailed resume highlighting all your experience and achievement to be considered for this position.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

  • Dental and vision insurance

  • Free basic life and disability insurance

  • Paid maternity and parental leave

  • Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

  • Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

  • Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

  • Onsite gyms and wellness programs

  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

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. PT Division provides plutonium pit related products and services of superior quality and value to protect our nation and promote world stability. The vision for PT is to establish a responsive and agile Production Agency to ensure execution of Pit Manufacturing, Surveillance, and National Security Missions.

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.

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 regard 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.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Nandakishore, Kavita
Email kavitan@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC85158
Organization Name PT-DO/Pit Technologies
Minimum Salary 162900
Maximum Salary 291400
Req ID: IRC85158
Category: Operations Support