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Los Alamos National Laboratory Machinist / Special Materials Machinist 4/5 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Special Materials Machinist 4/5 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.

Sigma Division is looking for a highly motivated machinist to work with existing staff to support component manufacturing in Sigma. The successful applicant will join the Sigma staff to perform manufacturing operations, primarily machining, on a wide range of materials to produce high quality components and subassemblies in support of production/experimental programs as well as special projects.

Special Materials Machinist 4 ($75,400-$122,900)

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Machining of a wide range of metals and metal alloys (including uranium and uranium alloys), as well as composite materials, polymers, graphite, and other materials as necessary including some hazardous materials such as pyrophoric or radiological

  • Programming and operation of computer controlled machine tools, including lathes, milling machines, electrical discharge machines, etc.

  • Operation of manually operated machine tools, including lathes, mills, grinders, etc.

  • Performing machining of materials in gloveboxes on small CNC machines

  • Performing general machine tool maintenance and repair

  • Rudimentary dimensional inspection using hand and bench measuring tools

  • Detailed documentation of work performed. Reporting results to customers orally or in writing

  • Complying with safety, security, and environmental regulations

  • Use of CAD/CAM softwares such as Camworks, MasterCam, or Gibbscam to program machine tools

  • Use of classified computing for programming of machine tools

  • Operating of crane and forklifts

Special Materials Machinist 5 ($83,300-$136,200)

In addition to those outlined above, the Special Materials Machinist 5 responsibilities will include:

  • In depth dimensional inspection using hand and bench measuring tools

  • Developing and maintaining the documentation for work performed

  • Support installation, testing, and operation of new equipment as well as support removal of legacy equipment.

  • Independently analyzing data relative to product quality

  • Planning “next stages” of technical work and presenting viable alternatives

  • Working with engineers, scientists and industry experts to develop new processes and procedures

  • Willingness and ability to assist in the provision of leadership and mentor-ship to other machinists and apprentices

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Special Materials Machinist 4 :

  • Strong hands-on mechanical and mathematical skills

  • Experience with 5-axis CNC machining and CAD/CAM software and advanced programming skills

  • Experience machining components to high precision and tolerance

  • Experience with GD&T standards and practices

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with technical and operations personnel while maintaining ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Ability to read and understand new procedures and protocols toward long-range goals

  • Experience with data analysis software and standard office software such as e-mail, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Additional Job Requirements for Special Materials Machinist 5:

  • Experience working with radioactive and/or other hazardous materials

  • Extensive experience with 5-axis CNC machining and using a wide range of CAD/CAM software systems

  • Expert programming, mechanical and mathematical skills used in this field

  • Extensive experience machining components to high precision and tolerance

  • Extensive experience with GD&T standards and practices

  • Experience developing new processes and procedures that assist with long-range goals

  • Demonstrated success in the development/utilization of advanced machining technologies and techniques

  • Willingness and ability to lead in the implementation of advanced technologies

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in machining hazardous materials and handling classified matter

  • Crane and forklift operator

  • Familiarity with classified computing practices

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Fine motor control,Ability to lift/carry 30-40 lbs.,Ability to acquire and maintain rigorous training as required, defined, and provided by LANL/Sigma

Work Environment: Work with radioactive materials and other hazardous materials

Special Materials Machinist 4 Education Required: Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent AND Accredited journey-person qualification OR program-qualified equivalency consisting of 15 years of experience in any machine trade discipline, with 5-8 years of this experience to include both manual and CNC set up and operation. Must have at least 2 years in a prototype fabrication environment. Certificate or associates degree preferred.

Special Materials Machinist 5 Education Required: Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent AND Accredited journey-person qualification with a minimum six years of related experience OR program-qualified equivalency consisting of 20 years of diverse machining experience with 10 years of Laboratory job-related experience; 2 years of technical interpretation and execution of project work; customer interface and consultation experience. Certificate or associates degree preferred.

Note to Applicants: For full consideration , please include a cover letter with your resume addressing how your experience relates to each of the required and desired skills as applicable.

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. 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: 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 Laboratory Policy P701 for 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.

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)

Sigma Division focuses on materials science and engineering, emphasizing metallurgical processes and research in support of the experimental testing program at Los Alamos. The Division is a service oriented capability that supports a broad customer base, both internal and external to LANL, with high quality one of a kind prototype components. The work ranges from unclassified to TS/SCI level security and covers all materials from hydrogen to uranium on the periodic chart.

Appointment Type



Vacancy Name: IRC81560
Organization Name SIGMA-2 / Finishing Manufacturing Science
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Req ID: IRC81560
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