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Los Alamos National Laboratory High Explosives Facility Operator (Operator 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Weapons Facilities Operations (WFO) Facility Operations Directorate (FOD) has a great opportunity for a High Explosives (HE) Facilities Operator. The selected candidate will perform technical tasks in support of operations, maintenance, engineering, or programmatic. Perform daily checks and inspections of operation against predetermined standards. Follow process sheets or written /verbal directions. Observe equipment and control panels for operator messages or error indicators. Set up and runs diagnostic test and react appropriately to the messages and report errors or machine malfunctions as required for a variety of facility equipment including but not limited to HVAC systems and electrical panels. The selected candidate will also assist in identifying environmental issues and work hazards and controls such as the isolation, containment or de-energizing of various mechanical, physical, electrical, chemical and/or radiological systems according to established procedures and regulations. In addition, the selected candidate will assist in identifying required labor, material and equipment needed to be successful in completing the work activity and will respond to the needs of programmatic customers and when necessary facility emergencies and abnormal events. Maintaining safety and security is a primary responsibility for this position.

Additional duties to include: working in accordance with formal operations procedures, formal drawings, sketches and verbal instructions submitted by staff members, engineers and technicians both within WFO Division and programmatic organizations. This posting is under the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Engineering (ALDW).

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Knowledge

Demonstrated knowledge of typical facility electrical and mechanical systems, and their sub-systems and components (i.e., motor control centers, power/lighting panels, pumps, compressors, generators,building automation, etc.) Experience implementing requirements of a lockout/tag out program to include equipment configuration, issuing locks, and procedural development. Demonstrated ability to perform standard facility equipment inspections and simple troubleshooting/diagnostics. Experience and demonstrated skill to conceptualize and communicate major elements of facility equipment and maintenance and/or upgrade activities. Experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research and investigating alternative solutions.

Formality of Operations

Demonstrated ability to work in environments with a high level of operational formality. Ability to understand work hazards, safety practices, operating configuration, and lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures.


Demonstrated experience reading and assembling parts using drawings and schematics, including the abilityto understand and interpret various mechanical and electrical blue prints, drawings and schematics, follow detailed procedures, document actions, and complete logs for activities related to facility operations.

Communication and Teamwork

Demonstrated ability to network effectively with key contacts outside own area of expertise, both internal and external to the organization. Ability to express ideas clearly in ways that build understanding, respect, and trust, as demonstrated through presentations and working groups. Ability to work independently under minimal direction. Willingness to learn new skills from others, work collaboratively, and to actively seek opportunities for increasing job-related training.

Education/Experience: Position typically requires a high school diploma and two-to-four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be desirable.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and implement DOE Orders and LANL Procedures in a high hazard operational environment.

  • Experience working within the DOE complex.

  • Knowledge with Footprints, and Asset Suites

  • Working knowledge of the Laboratory's facility/operational/computing policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Knowledgeable in tracking work activities from conception through completion.

  • Technical experience in Electrical, Mechanical, Building Automation Systems, Cooling Towers, and HVAC/refrigeration. Experience operating and maintaining hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems (Water treatment, pumps, valves, MCC control panels, etc).

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

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.

Note to Applicants: Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet the minimum and desired requirements for this position.

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



Contact Details
Contact Name Ferguson, Leslie Nichole
Email leslief@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC92852
Organization Name WFO-HE / High Explosives
Minimum Salary 58000
Maximum Salary 90800
Req ID: IRC92852
Category: Facility