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Los Alamos National Laboratory Engineering Projects Team Member (R&D Engineer 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Accelerator Operations Technology (AOT) Division provides systems engineering, program management and operational support to ensure the safety and reliability of the LANSCE accelerator complex. AOT Division is responsible for the operation, maintenance and engineering upgrades necessary to provide high quality beams to a variety of experimental and production facilities. The Mechanical and Design Engineering group (AOT-MDE) performs a number of technical functions in support of AOT Division goals.

As a member of AOT-MDE, the successful applicant for this position will be expected to work as a member of the Engineering Projects team whose primary responsibility is to support projects advancing new methods and technologies related to accelerator systems design and applications such as cutting edge physics experiments, isotope production programs and materials research.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Provide design and analysis of engineering solutions to related engineering challenges.

  • Design and conduct validating experiments.

  • Provide mechanical and thermal hydraulic analytical and computational analysis.

  • Provide component and system design work as well as the design and implementation of experiments.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Consideration for this position will be strictly limited to applicants who submit a comprehensive cover letter addressing, bullet by bullet, each of the required and desired skills listed below.

  • Experience with all aspects of the engineering design cycle: requirements gathering, design, analysis, and testing.

  • Experience with all aspects of experimental work:

  • Design experiments to meet customer requirements,

  • Work with designers to generate design and fabrication drawings,

  • Work with technicians and craft specialists to assemble and instrument the experiments,

  • Produce, understand, evaluate and present results orally and in writing.

  • Provide examples of written and oral communication skills.

  • Mechanical, fluid mechanics and thermal analytical skills.

  • Experience working on projects of all sizes.

  • Experience being a member of a team consisting of designers, technicians and other engineers.

  • Demonstrated experience working with the customer: typically a scientific team or project management internal to LANL or with industry representatives.

Education/Experience: Typical educational requirement is a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program; B.S. (M.S. or Ph.D. ideal) in mechanical engineering, plus two years relevant experience preferred.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Design and analysis experience using SolidWorks software.

  • Analysis experience with advanced computational tools such as ANSYS, CFX or FLUENT.

  • Experience with LabView or similar data acquisition software.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship.

Note to Applicants: Consideration for this position will be strictly limited to applicants who submit a comprehensive cover letter addressing, bullet by bullet, each of the required and desired skills listed

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

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision, sitting, standing, climbing stairs, climbing ladders, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, typing or key boarding, lifting 30+ pounds.

Work Environment: working in widely ranging ambient temperatures, working overtime or irregular schedule, operation of motor vehicles, work in a noisy environment, work near electrical power supplies, work near sources of ionizing radiation, work near sources of non-ionizing radiation, and work near machinery with moving parts.

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)

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.

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy 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 call1-505-665-4444option 1.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Hall, Lorna Jane
Email lorna.hall@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC83289
Organization Name AOT-MDE/Mechanical Design Engineering
Minimum Salary 91800
Maximum Salary 151400
Req ID: IRC83289
Category: Engineering