Los Alamos National Laboratory Engineering Analyst (R&D Engineer 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC78151
Job Title Engineering Analyst (R&D Engineer 2/3)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name J-2/Dynamic Structure Design & Engineering
What You Will Do
The Dynamic Structure, Design, & Engineering (J-2) Group within the Integrated Weapons Experiments (J) Division is seeking an Engineering Analyst, Mechanical/Structural Engineer (R&D Engineer 2 or 3). The Engineering Analyst will be responsible for evaluating designs by performing fatigue, detailed stress analysis, shock, and fragment evaluation on impulsively loaded structures and components. This includes performing classical and numerical engineering analysis such as finite element analysis (FEA) using ABAQUS software, Hydrocode analysis using codes such as Autodyn or CTH, and design visualization using CAD based modeling in packages such as Solid Works and/or CREO. The candidate will work within multiple programs and interface with other divisions and groups within LANL. Occasional overtime may be required.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
R&D Engineer 2 ($89,900 - $148,300):
Experience in engineering design, analysis, and testing of statically or dynamically loaded structures, systems and components.
Familiarity with FEA engineering analysis tools; familiarity with design visualization tools.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in developing and implementing technical requirements, specifications, plans, reports and procedures.
Additional Job Requirements for R&D Engineer 3 ($98,900 - $165,100):
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the R&D Engineer 3 level requires:
Demonstrated experience performing classical and numerical engineering analysis of simple and complex structures, systems and components;
Demonstrated experience with 2D and 3D implicit and explicit finite element methods and analysis FEM/FEA tools (ABAQUS, LSDyna, etc.).
Familiarity with the use of hydrocodes, such as Autodyn or CTH.
Demonstrated experience in developing engineering specifications (design specifications, fabrication and inspection specifications, assembly specifications) and use of CAD based modeling.
Familiarity with impact and fracture mechanics for system design and remaining-life determination.
Experience in acquiring and analyzing test data for mechanical systems.
Demonstrated experience in explosive experiment design, testing and analysis.
Experience in use and application of consensus standards (e.g., ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes Section VIII, Division 1, 2, and 3, API 579 Fitness for Service Codes, AWS Welding Code, ASM International Materials and Code, etc.)
R&D Engineer 2 Education Required: Position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited engineering college or university program.
R&D Engineer 3 Education Required: Position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited engineering college or university program and at least 10 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Notes to Applicants: Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all required and desired skills. (Please save cover letter with job number and name).
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 email@example.com 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.
The Integrated Weapons Experiments (J) Division conducts experiments to generate high-quality data necessary to maintain a safe and reliable nuclear stockpile and to support global security. The Division fields, diagnoses, and conducts subcritical experiments, hydrodynamic tests, and focused high-explosive experiments at local firing sites and at the Nevada National Security Site. J Division also operates the Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) Facility, the nation’s premier hydrodynamic testing resource. The Division continually works with the Nevada National Security Site, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, the Department of Energy, and other partners to enhance the capabilities necessary to certify and ensure the safe, secure, and reliable performance of nuclear weapons’ components, materials, and systems.
J-2, in collaboration with external experts and other LANL divisions, is responsible for the development of engineering standards and for the design, analysis, and procurement of impulsively loaded vessels and structures. J-2 also performs Remaining Life Assessments and Fitness-for-Service evaluations to analyze inherent fabrication flaws or damages resulting from use and recommends essential repairs for continued service. The group maintains the inventory of pressure vessels and structures necessary for J-Division in support of Stockpile Stewardship, and various R&D programs. An Engineering Analyst focused on dynamic modeling of structures is needed to support the group’s mission.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Ferguson, Leslie Nichole
Req ID: IRC78151