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Los Alamos National Laboratory Designer/Drafter 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

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.

Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. The Actinide Material Processing & Power (AMPP) Division in the Weapons Directorate provides complete, full life-cycle process development, prototyping and production engineering capabilities for all plutonium, uranium and other actinide material components in support of the United States national security and energy missions.

You will support engineering and projects in the development of tooling and equipment for various projects in our development and production areas. Typical processes that are performed include, but are not limited to the following: tooling design and prototyping, reverse engineering, and process development assistance. Responsibilities will entail equipment installation and production support for these processes. You will work closely with other LANL design, tooling, prototype, and fabrication personnel to ensure that these products are compatible for use in a Category 2 nuclear facility. All documentation that is developed will meet nuclear conduct of operations requirements and meet the quality requirements of our diverse customer-base. You will be expected to work independently; work as part of a team; and contribute to continuous process improvements to meet customer requirements.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Computer-aided Drafting

  • Proficient in use of computer-aided drafting (CAD) and product data management (PDM) software tools used to produce models, drawings, layouts and sketches of components or systems.

  • Intermediate level understanding of modeling and drawing drafting principals, application of standards, symbols, notes, GD&T on drawings and models to capture design intent.

  • Intermediate understanding of ASME, ANSI, AWS and related industry standards for addressing fit, form and function.


  • Intermediate understanding of engineering, design, and drafting concepts related to a mechanical, electro/mechanical or electrical disciplines.

  • Intermediate knowledge of principles for design, fabrication, assembly and fielding of components and mechanisms.

  • Intermediate understanding of component and tool design, fixturing, printed circuit boards, schematics, and facility equipment

  • Intermediate understanding of machine shop equipment like a mill, lathe, drill press, welder and inspection equipment

  • Intermediate understanding of engineering materials and their suitability for component design and manufacture.


  • Experience working in diverse teams, collaborating on designs from rough sketches with minimal guidance from a senior level technicians.

Education: Position requires a High School diploma or equivalent and 3 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with AutoCAD or ProEngineer Creo or SOLIDWORKS and PDMLink.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with GD&T.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of reverse engineering and rapid prototyping.

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge associated with production processes related to manufacturing.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mathematical formulas, computations, and data gathering methods.

  • Active DOE Q clearance.

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

COVID Vaccine :

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

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 .

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, submit a comprehensive resume reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above.

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 childbirth 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)

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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

  • 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 472.2 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.

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.

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 Brito, Anjela Maria
Email anjelab@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC90626
Organization Name AMPP-4/Materials Recovery & Recycle
Minimum Salary 48600
Maximum Salary 74700
Req ID: IRC90626
Category: Draft Design