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Los Alamos National Laboratory Machining Process Engineer (R&D Engineer 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Pit Technologies Machining Group (PT-2) is seeking skilled and talented mechanical engineers or machining engineers. PT-2 requires innovative engineers with expertise and experience in manufacturing, CNC machining, programming, tooling design, and process engineering.R&D Engineer 3 (Machining Process Engineer)

The successful candidate will provide technical support as the process/system engineer in developing processes, improving processes, troubleshooting, and manufacturing support. The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting operations as needed to maintain equipment and ensure the operability of manufacturing processes. Responsible for identifying process improvements and leading development activities within the Plutonium Facility (PF-4). Individuals working in this position will be interacting with multiple organizations to ensure compliance with Conduct of Operations, Conduct of Engineering, Conduct of Maintenance, Quality, and Safety Management programs.Serve as a contributing member of the R&D and Operations teams to address engineering challenges.

  • Serve as a contributing member of the R&D and Operations teams to address engineering challenges.

  • Contribute at a fully-functioning level to the research, design, testing, analysis, verification, and validation of engineering and technology solutions in support of R&D and Operations initiatives.

  • Develop new methods, technologies, and analysis techniques for institutional programs.

  • Ensure programmatic objectives through the provision of project management and engineering support to successfully complete milestones.

  • Mentor early career staff, postdocs, and students.

  • Independently present specific aspects of engineering assignments at project meetings.

  • Adapt to evolving R&D requirements while meeting safety, security, compliance, and schedule imperatives.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Engineering Expertise

  • Thorough technical knowledge of modern precision machining methods and proven ability to provide technical leadership for mechanical operations and testing (e.g. digital manufacturing, high tolerance precision machine design/integration, multi-component assemblies; characterization; and multi-parameter testing).

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following engineering disciplines: mechanical engineering; manufacturing engineering; machining engineering or other relevant fields.

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience in designing; planning; and executing research and development R&D projects.

Leadership and Management

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in implementing Laboratory objectives and other statements of policy, practice, and/or procedure.

  • Enhance technical and professional expertise of a junior staff through active mentoring and training.

Project Management

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in implementing Laboratory policies affecting research and development activities, projects, and/or initiatives.

  • Influence organizational, project, and program strategies and directions. Leads technical decision-making at task level within a project. Makes decisions and/or recommendations that influence the achievement of key programmatic objectives.

Continuous Improvement

  • Leads the development of technical products such as journal papers, reports, presentations, and concept papers. Develops intellectual property and contributes to professional societies, publications, copyrights, and external collaborations, and/or patents. May contribute to technology transfer.

  • Contributes ideas for new proposals and business development opportunities. Leads development of technical section of small to moderate proposals.

  • Attains additional certifications, qualifications, and/or recognitions to grow in field.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Education and Experience

Position requires a Master’s Degree in Engineering from and ABET accredited institution and 6 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level a Ph.D. may be preferred.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of current and legacy stockpile weapon designs.

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of CNC machine tools.

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and experience with computer-aided design modeling (e.g. ProE, Solid Works or CREO) and tool path generation using Mastercam, Camworks, Gibbs, or other methods to facilitate the integration of models into CNC machine language.

  • Demonstrated technical achievement through publication in peer reviewed forums.

  • Knowledge of NQA-1 or QC-1 quality requirements.

  • Knowledge of the TA-55/PF-4 safety and authorization basic requirements.

  • Knowledge of existing NNSA/DOE requirements related to nuclear and high hazard facility operations.

  • Demonstrated successful application of Six-Sigma principles.

  • Experience working in gloveboxes or atmosphere controlled boxes and installation of equipment into a nuclear facility.

  • Existing DOE “Q” clearance (or equivalent).

Note to Applicants:

  • Please submit a detailed resume highlighting all your relevant work experience.

  • Evaluation of applicants will commence immediately

  • Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview on March 10 or March 11, 2021

  • This vacancy will close at COB, February 26, 2021; however, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date; the position may close as early as February 15, 2021.

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

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.

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 on going 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: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy 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 Gonzales, Jesse J
Email jesseg@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC83683
Organization Name PT-2 / Machining
Minimum Salary 110400
Maximum Salary 186300
Req ID: IRC83683
Category: Engineering