Los Alamos National Laboratory Inspection Engineer (R&D Engineer 1/2 ) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC74055
Job Title Inspection Engineer (R&D Engineer 1/2 )
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name PAQ-1/ Quality Engineering & Inspection
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the R&D Engineer 1/2 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.
Support R&D engineering activities as it relates to production agency inspection engineering with specific responsibilities in the areas of inspection and acceptance testing. Primary work scope will be in support of detonator and/or plutonium inspection processes for the Quality Engineering and Inspection Group, which is responsible for the quality and inspection of War Reserve components. The selected candidate will be expected to develop solutions to complex problems, improve inspection cycle times, and deploy inspection processes capable of meeting accuracy requirements. Work will be accomplished without considerable direction; expect significant latitude in determining objectives of assignments, and determine the methods and procedures needed for new assignments.
R&DEngineer 1 ($81,600 - $133,400)
The successful candidate will:
Adheres to engineering policies, programs, procedures and practices.
Applies and interprets standard discipline-specific engineering and scientific principles, techniques, methods and tools to provide solutions for an assortment of moderately complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires review of identifiable data.
Takes responsibility for understanding tasks and own contributions to deliverables. Sets direction and goals for assigned tasks and manages his/her own assignments.
R&D Engineer 2 ($89,900 - $148,300)
In addition to the duties outlined above, the R&D Engineer 2 will be required to:
Contributes to the research, design, testing, analysis, verification, and validation of engineering and technology solutions in support of R&D initiatives.
Contributes to the completion of milestones on multiple projects. Contributes to the achievement of programmatic objectives.
Develops a technical approach, using creativity in applying standard practices and procedures, and leads technical decisions, including selections of technical alternatives, for assigned work.
Sets direction and goals for well-defined tasks involving more than one person. Scopes tasks within a project and defines deliverables at task level. Leads specific project tasks to meet scope, schedule and budget.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Knowledge and proven experience in mechanical engineering or related discipline and dimensional inspection.
Knowledge of and experience in designing, planning, and executing projects associated with inspection (e.g. coordinate measuring machines, laser interferometers, optical measurement techniques, and open setup techniques).
Experience developing inspection processes including specifying production equipment, characterizing process variables, and maintaining process performance.
Experience working in a team environment as demonstrated by successful implementation of process requirements including work instructions, user qualification and training and maintenance considerations.
Demonstrated experience working in environments with a high level of operational formality.
Demonstrated record of excellence in safety, security, and quality by demonstrated implementation in process designs.
Working knowledge of quality assurance standards such as NQA-1, NAP-24 and DOE Order 414.D.
DOE Order 426.2 requires a BS, 2 years of job related experience, and 1 year of nuclear experience.
Additional Job Requirements for R&D Engineer 2:
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the R&D Engineer 2 level requires:
Experience training users, publishing user instructions, and maintaining process performance.
Demonstrated technical knowledge and ability to provide technical leadership on measurement and testing systems (e.g. coordinate measuring machines, laser interferometers, optical measurement techniques, and open setup techniques).
Thorough knowledge of and experience in designing, planning, and executing projects associated with manufacturing.
Demonstrated knowledge of Conduct of Engineering, Conduct of Maintenance and Conduct of Operations requirements.
Demonstrated experience using Coordinate Measuring Machines.
Advanced degree in related field.
Industrial manufacturing experience with high volume product output.
Working knowledge of the Defense Program Business Process Systems (DPBPS) requirement for weapons design and manufacturing.
Demonstrated success working in a team environment that includes technicians, engineers, and quality professionals.
R&D Engineer 1 Education Required: Typical educational requirement is a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program.
R&D Engineer 2 Education Required: Typical educational requirement is a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program, and a minimum of two (2) years experience.
Notes to Applicants:
For consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that outlines each required and desired skill, and includes statements on how the applicant meets each of these skills. Please copy, paste the minimum and desired qualification, and then add sub-bullets or statements with your commentary.
Position may require 24/7 coverage and therefore may require working a shift schedule.
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.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, § 712.11. These requirements include ongoing drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
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 email@example.com 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.
The Production Agency Quality organization provides the Quality Engineering and Product Inspection expertise in support of the diverse manufacturing assignments within the Weapons Production (WP) The goal is to exceed internal and external customer requirements by facilitating effective implementation of defined applicable quality standards into product manufacturing processes. The diverse project support base includes but is not limited to; weapons, weapons experiments, MOX fuel, NASA power sources, radiological materials production and various “strategic partnerships” projects.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Martinez, Loren Urban
Req ID: IRC74055