Los Alamos National Laboratory Fabrication, Assembly, and Test Technologist (Research Technologist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Technology Applications Group (A-3)is looking for a motivated candidate to come and join our dynamic team! A-3 uses a broad range of engineering and scientiﬁc expertise to support nuclear counter proliferation (NCP), nuclear counter terrorism (NCT), nuclear emergency response (ER) missions, defense, intelligence, and emerging technologies. To enable rapid development and response for our customers, we maintain a moderate staﬀ shop capability. We are seeking a highly motivated, creative, and experienced technologist looking to challenge themselves by still fabricating product, but also expanding beyond the metal shop. The selected individual will incorporate CNC programming and machining, 3D additive manufacturing, sheet metal forming, welding and cutting, and a variety of other supporting technologies. You will interact with engineers, technicians, and customers as part of a team to transform their concepts and designs into deliverable products often needed on short timescales to meet Global Security demands. When time allows, you may also be asked to help with assembly work, hardware testing, ﬁeld experimentation, and customer training. Most project work is conducted at the Q and SCI levels.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Quality Experience: Experience in drawing interpretat ion, tolerancing, and in-process inspection
Prioritizing: Ability to work underti ght deadlines to est imate work executi on, track and report progress, and help set your own priorities to meet schedule and budget limitat ions
Technical Fabrication & Machining Experience: Experience with fabrication using a wide variety of materials including aluminum, steels, tungsten, brass, and plastics. A background in programming/operat ing CNC equipment to include 5-axis and wire EDM, Experience working outside the shop to support assembly, test setup, and experimentati on.
Safety and Security: Demonstrated ability to handle classified hardware, support inventories, and adhering to safety and security requirements.
Education/Experience :Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Experience with sheet metal fabricat ion, forming, and joining
Ability to weld a range of materials and skilled with plasma cutting
Be a forklift and crane operator
Able to submit RRB orders or other purchasing experience
Experience supervising or mentoring junior staff
Experience with additive manufacturing or a willingness to learn
Experience with 3D CAD soft ware for modeling and translator files for 3D proto work (metal or plasti c)
Capable of troubleshoot ing, maintaining, and tuning shop equipment; and general electromechanical skills
Vacuum or pressure systems experience with assembly, test, or component selecti on
Familiarity with chemical use and waste generator requirements
Excellent interpersonal skills and highly collaborat ive in a team environment, yet also able to work alone when necessary to support proposals, brainstorm ideas, and to develop new techniques.
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.
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)
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/SCI (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.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Vacancy Name: IRC94531
Organization Name A-3/Technology Applications
Minimum Salary 85400
Maximum Salary 139600
Req ID: IRC94531
Category: Science/Eng Tech Support