Los Alamos National Laboratory Engineered Systems Tec (Engineered Systems Tec 4/5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

As a member of the PF-LFS Equipment Maintenance team, this position will provide machine system life cycle support to machine tools located in nine machine shops within Prototype Fabrication (PF) Division used for precision fabrication. Mission areas include preventative maintenance (PM) and corrective maintenance (CM) for PF machine shops as well as occasionally deploying these services to other Laboratory organizations and programs as needed to achieve institutional success. The technician will also perform new machine installations, upgrades and retrofits, as well as maintaining advanced technology for on-machine measurements of cutting tools and part geometry.

This position will be filled at either the Engineered Systems Tec 4 or the Engineered Systems Tec 5 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Engineered Systems Tec 4 ($60,400 - $95,900)

  • Performing PM and CM work on a variety of conventional and Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine tools, to include both newly acquired and legacy equipment that may no longer be supported by the equipment manufacturer.

  • Report to the Equipment Maintenance Technical Team Lead regarding troubleshooting and diagnosis of machine tools and determine needed repairs of electrical/mechanical components and subsystems with special emphasis on machine tools such as CNC and conventional lathes, mills, grinders, drill presses, EDMs, lasers, CMMs and inspection-related equipment.

  • Provide in-depth mechanical repair, electronic diagnostics hydraulic and pneumatic systems troubleshooting, as well as advanced geometry evaluation of machine tools to determine means of re-alignment.

  • Read and interpret machine tool drawings, diagrams and schematics to enable understanding of machine tool subsystem functions and how they integrate into overall performance.

  • Keep detailed and accurate records of maintenance activities performed on individual machine tools.

  • Work both independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment that includes scientists, engineers, machinists and other technicians.

Engineered Systems Tec 5 ($72,500- $118,200)

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Engineered Systems Tec 5level requires:

  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret AC & DC electronic schematics and utilize this knowledge to troubleshoot and repair electro-mechanical systems.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience troubleshooting and repairing electro-mechanical systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to be a technical leader within the organization, including training and mentoring other employees.

  • Demonstrated skills and ability to promptly gain certification as a LANL Energized Electrical Worker.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in the use of diagnostic instruments, troubleshooting, and analysis of electro-mechanical systems associated with CNC and conventional machine tools or equivalent systems.

  • Demonstrated experience in development, design, and/or modification of mechanical equipment for a prototype environment.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience performing preventive maintenance on conventional and CNC machine tools or equivalent systems.

  • Demonstrated experience interfacing with customers, suppliers, and commercial technical specialists with emphasis in CNC and conventional machine tools.

  • Demonstrated safety record and knowledge of appropriate ES&H; policies and procedures.

  • Ability to acquire and maintain pertinent certifications, such as: Radiological Worker II; Beryllium Worker; forklift operator; crane operator (incidental or qualified); and others that may apply.

  • Demonstrated record of effective written and oral communication skills.

  • Applicant must currently hold, or have the ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires US citizenship.

Additional Job Requirements for Engineered Systems Tec 5

In addition to the Job Requirements outlines above, qualification at the Engineered Systems Tec 5 requires:

  • Advanced working knowledge with the operation of a variety of machine tool controllers, such as GE, FANUC, MAZATROL, Hurco, Honeywell, Mitsubishi, and HAAS proprietary controllers.

  • Advanced knowledge of the operation, repair and geometry adjustment of high precision machine tools (T-based lathes) and their systems.

  • Demonstrated experience in machine tool geometry verification using diagnostic technologies such as: Renishaw ball-bar and laser alignment methods.

  • Knowledge of machine tool operating languages and proper operation of both conventional and CNC machine tools to enable the technician to successfully machine test parts.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience working in hazardous chemical or radiological work environments and performing maintenance and repair tasks that mitigate the effects of operational hazards.

Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic mechanical systems troubleshooting and repair.

  • Working knowledge of HVAC as applied to machine tools, such as spindle and hydraulic chillers, etc.

  • Factory certified technician training for platforms typically utilized in a prototype machining environment: Mazak, HAAS, Mitsubishi, Hurco, etc.

Engineered Systems Tec 4 Education Required:Position typically requires a high school diploma and four-to-six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be expected, including associate’s degrees and graduation from technical institutions.

Engineered Systems Tec 5 Education Required:Position typically requires a high school diploma and a minimum 10 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be expected, including associate’s degrees and graduation from technical institutions.

Notes to Applicants:Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing how you meet all required and desired skills listed subsequently.

Essential Job Functions:Peripheral vision, depth perception, reading vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to smell, ability to hear in a normal range,(500 to 3000 htz), standing, walking, bending, crouching, twisting the trunk or back, balancing, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, applying torque with hands or arms, gripping with the hands, pressing with hands or arms, pushing with hands or arms, pulling with hands or arms, typing or keyboarding, fine motor control, use of both hands, use of both arms, use of both legs, use of both feet, lifting 30+ pounds, carrying 30+ pounds.

Work Environment:Working overtime or irregular schedule, operation of specialized heavy equipment, operation of motor vehicles, work in a noisy environment, work near electrical power supplies, work near sources of ionizing radiation, work with weapons or explosives, work with vibrating equipment/machinery, work near machinery with moving parts, irritant chemicals, dusts or powders, sprays, mists, or vapors, fumes, headgear or head protection, safety glasses or eye protection, face shield or facial protection, mask or respirator, hearing protection, gloves or hand protection, safety shoes or protective footgear.

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.

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

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.

Prototype Fabrication (PF) is a division consisting of two groups whose mission is to provide machining, welding and life-cycle support to machine tool systems for the Laboratory. Capabilities include Precision Fabrications in a wide variety of materials and sizes; Preventative and Corrective Maintenance; Fabrication Systems Support; and Fabrication Technology and Engineering for machine tool design/development. Located across multiple technical areas across the Laboratory, PF manages a diverse machine tooling capability and resources necessary for fabrication and manufacturing in support of multiple programs while adhering to Lab, federal, DOE and state requirements.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Leyba, Deborah Lee (Debbie)

Organization Name: PF-LFS/PF Laboratory Fabrication Services

Email: dleyba@lanl.gov

Job Title: Engineered Systems Tec (Engineered Systems Tec 4/5)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC64978