Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundry Research Technician 3 (Research Tec 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

The Foundry and Solidification Science Team in Sigma Division is seeking a foundry technician for performance of a wide variety of “shop floor” duties. The successful candidate will perform all hands-on duties related to mold setup, casting de-molding, chemical sampling, and material inventory. Additionally, they will perform a broader set of equipment maintenance tasks when required. While many responsibilities are shared among projects on a day-to-day basis, the diversity of products and processes in the Sigma foundry requires the technician be able to apply their accumulated experience to the next job at hand. Most tasks involve hands-on work in a radiological controlled area, which makes careful work practices and actively seeking out answers to questions both top priorities. They will work with relatively complex equipment, which requires a sense of ownership to maintain in proper working order. Another requirement is the adherence to conduct of operations and maintaining a safe and secure workplace while meeting mission deliverables. Training will be required for LANL radiological work and conduct of operations regardless of prior experience.

Common tasks for this job include:

  • Mold preparation and casting breakout.

  • Maintenance of furnaces, vacuum systems, water lines, and hydraulic systems.

  • Installation of new equipment and removal of legacy units.

  • Operation of furnace systems according to defined procedures.

  • Hands-on work in a radiological controlled area.

  • Fabrication of tooling.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

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

  • Willingness to work with small teams to accomplish tasks safely and efficiently.

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

  • The ability to perform hands-on labor while adhering to safety and security regulations.

  • High school/GED education or greater.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working with radiological materials.

  • Proficient forklift and/or crane operator.

  • Experience maintaining electrical, pneumatic, vacuum, and/or hydraulic systems.

  • Welding, machining, and other fabrication experience.

Essential Job Functions: The ability to lift up to 30+ pounds.

Education Required: High school education or greater.

Additional Details:

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work_

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 Sigma Division is the laboratory’s focal point for metals research, development, and application at the Laboratory. The Foundry and Solidification Science team within Sigma maintains capabilities and expertise in metal casting and microstructural development. We provide a wide array of metallurgical technologies to fit our customer’s needs with a focus on product quality and creative solutions.

Maximum Salary: 77600

Minimum Salary: 50200

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Chacon, Amy Sara

Organization Name: SIGMA-1 / Fabrication Manufacturing Science

Email: achacon@lanl.gov

Job Title: Foundry Research Technician 3 (Research Tec 3)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69911