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Los Alamos National Laboratory Forging and Forming Research Tech (Research Tech 3/4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Research Technician 3 or 4 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.

The Deformation Processing Team is seeking a technician to join the Team in support of a wide variety of metals forming projects. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively on both independent projects or as part of a team on various metal forming or heat-treating tasks. The role will include hands-on work including deep drawing, forging, rolling, wire drawing & swaging, and heat-treating of metals and alloys. Previous experience in one of the above areas is strongly desired, but is not required.

Common tasks for this job include:

Research Tec 3 ($52,200-$80,800)

  • Use defined procedures to operate vacuum heat treatment furnace system.

  • Operate rolling mills for both hot and cold rolling of metals.

  • Setup and operation of hydraulic presses for deep drawing or forging.

  • Routine maintenance of furnaces, vacuum systems, water lines, and hydraulic systems, which includes maintaining supplies for the equipment in these areas.

  • Hands-on work in a radiological controlled area.

  • Reporting results from forming trials and documenting routine operations.

Research Tec 4 ($62,800-$99,800)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the (higher-level title) will be required to:

  • Provide expert advice and consultation to customers, management, and vendors.

  • Lead and integrate team activities into overall plans to support the overall project requirements.

  • Develop and maintain operations, policies, and procedures in support of safe and compliant operations.

  • Create simple technical drawings using solid modeling software.

  • Analyze data gathered during forming operations and report the results.

Our Division is the focal point for metals research, processing development, and metallurgical applications at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Capabilities within the Deformation Processing Team include the use of rolling mills, hydraulic presses, vacuum heat treating furnaces, and laser powder bed metal additive manufacturing machines. We support a wide variety of programs with an emphasis on identifying creative solutions to meet our customer’s needs.

Many tasks involve hands-on work in a radiological controlled area that demands careful work practices and a strong safety culture. Technicians in the forming shop will work with several types of equipment, which require a sense of ownership to maintain proper working order. New processes in the forming area will require the technician to be able to apply experience-based judgement to safely preform new jobs. Due to the nature of the work, maintaining conduct of operations and keeping a safe and secure workplace are essential while also meeting customer deliverables. Training will be required for LANL radiological work and conduct of operations regardless of prior experience.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Hands-on experience in metalworking or other fabrication skills.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience reading technical drawings and specifications.

  • Demonstrated self-starter with a commitment to organization and task preparation.

Additional Job Requirements for Research Technician 4:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

  • Demonstrated ability toindependentlymanage work tasks and meet customer timelines with a minimum of supervision.

  • Experience drafting engineering drawings using solid modeling software such as Creo, Soildworks, NX, Catia, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience communicating technical results in both a written and verbal format.

Education/Experience at lower level: Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and three-to-five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education/Experience at higher level: Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and four-to-six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Hands on experience in deep drawing, forging, rolling, wire drawing & swaging, and/or heat treating of metals and alloys and/or other fabrication techniques. Experience with computer control systems on fabrication equipment is of particular interest.

  • Bachelor of Science in a technical discipline related to Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the relationship between the processing and mechanical properties of formed metallic components.

  • Experience designing and assembling mechanical hardware and applying engineering concepts to mechanical designs.

  • Eagerness and demonstrated record of working as a member of small teams to accomplish tasks safely and efficiently.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and careful work practices around industrial hazards.

Note to Applicants: When submitting your application electronically to this vacancy, please submit at a minimum 1) a cover letter and 2) a resumé that contains at the following information: education, major (if relevant), GPA, relevant work experience, professional references, relevant technical skills, and work areas of interest.

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

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.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Lifting 30+ pounds, standing

Work Environment: exposure to ionizing radiation.

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.

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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call1-505-665-4444option 1.

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Contact Name Ditsworth, Samantha Aileen
Email samanthad@lanl.gov
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Vacancy Name: IRC84774
Organization Name Sigma-1/Fabrication Manufacturing Science
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Req ID: IRC84774
Category: Science/Eng Tech Support