Los Alamos National Laboratory Experiments System Engineer (R&D Engineer 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC72786
Job Title Experiments System Engineer (R&D Engineer 3)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name Q-18/TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
Minimum Salary 98900
Maximum Salary 165100
What You Will Do
The selected candidate for this position will be the lead system engineer for non-tail number related experiments including Prad shots, Hydros and Subcritical Experiments. This role includes interfacing with the program leads, W-11, E-5, NNSS, PF, J, Sigma and many other organizations to ensure experimental hardware is designed, fabricated, and assembled for experiments.
The successful candidate will be required to:
Serve as the lead engineer for non-tail number related experimental devices
Meet all project deliverables and schedule deadlines
Interpret and clarify customer technical requirements
Define and maintain technical compliance and traceability to customer requirements
Lead design package development
Lead the development and fabrication of assembly tooling required for the device
Review drawings having Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Lead design and manufacturability reviews to ensure the experimental device is executable and will meet its objectives
Adapt to evolving R&D requirements while meeting safety, security, compliance, and schedule.
Develop component acquisition plans and continuously interface with a variety engineers, machinists, inspectors, material scientists and others to acquire experimental device hardware
Ensure all Safety and Security requirements are met
Ensure successful integration of the device with the experimental facility and data acquisition systems. Work with management, and account manager, and customers to plan assembly durations, costs, and resources
Review Technical Procedures to ensure work is going to be executed safely and securely and meet product requirements.
Trouble-shoot any issues arising with the device
Coordinate multiple teams to ensure overall deliverables are being met
Generating final reports to document the device design, assembly, and execution from the system engineering perspective.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements
Demonstrated experience with:
Experience executing weapon experiments including design, planning, fabrication, assembly, and test support operations.
Project Management experience, leading the planning and execution of projects.
Experience with the use of typical engineering software for design, analysis, and testing.
Systems engineering experience, including requirements identification and management.
Experience with operations or tests involving high explosives.
Experience working in a radiological work environment.
Experience with assembly methods and equipment for obtaining required component attributes.
Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and with changing priorities.
Ability to accomplish technical tasks while working independently or as part of a team with other engineers, scientists, and technicians.
Demonstrated interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and experience interacting with all levels of personnel and customers.
Experience in working on and delivering multiple products on schedule.
Demonstrated Experience with engineering design and analysis of components, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) methods, and fabrication methods.
Demonstrated operational experience in testing related to safety and security requirements.
Demonstrated knowledge of the document/configuration management systems and the Engineering Authorization System (e.g., EALink and PDMLink).
Working knowledge of nuclear weapons and the U.S. stockpile.
Knowledge of the document/configuration management systems (e.g., PDM Link).
Experience assisting other engineers, scientists, and technicians on weapon systems tests.
Experience in the compliant execution of classified parts management requirements.
Active Q clearance.
Education : A minimum of a BS in engineering from an Accredited Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) college or university program is required; advanced degree in engineering preferred.
Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Weapon Stockpile Modernization Division (Q Division) provides systems engineering and program management to develop and field qualified engineering solutions to improve the safety, reliability and security of our Nation's nuclear stockpile throughout the weapon life cycle. Q Division is responsible for leadership of activities in LANL weapons program life extension and alternation projects, as well as in projects to increase technological options for customers’ future stockpile requests or needs.
The Advanced Systems Development Group (Q-18) is responsible for technical and programmatic oversight of for system and sub-system technology development that is directed toward application of improved weapon system safety and use-control performance; design of advanced systems that reduce age-related degradation, improved reliability, and reduced system lifecycle maintenance.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Vonharders, Jeremy E
Work Telephone 505-665-5993
Req ID: IRC72786