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

Vacancy Name: IRC75873


Job Title Manufacturing Engineer (R&D Engineer 3)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US


Minimum Salary 98900

Maximum Salary 165100

What You Will Do

The Dynamic Structure, Design, & Engineering (J-2) Group within Integrated Weapons Experiments (J) Division is seeking an Experienced Metallurgical and Fabrication Engineer (R&D 3). The Engineer will be responsible for

  • Supporting design and fabrication of impulsively loaded structures, with a focus mainly on high strength low alloy steels, by working within the group to develop materials and fabrication specifications and procurement documents.

  • Providing metallurgical expertise on the development and fabrication of impulsively loaded structures and subsidiary hardware

  • Identifying and evaluating alternative materials for pressure vessels and structures considering manufacturability

  • Assessing materials in use, and defining and evaluating material properties and material test reports from vendors for compliance against technical specifications and NCR (nonconformance reports)

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience in the manufacture of steels for pressure vessels

  • Demonstrated experience in evaluating material properties of steels, understanding of fabrication techniques; such as forgings, rolling, casting, and heat treatment

  • Experience in welding operations and understanding impacts of material compatibilities: i.e., evaluating welding filler materials, understanding changes in material properties, heat affected zones

  • Experience in use and application of consensus standards (e.g., ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes including Section VIII, Division 1, 2, and 3 for pressure components and structures)

  • Experience in use of API 579 Fitness for Service Codes, AWS Welding Code, ASM International Materials and Code relating to re-use of structures, repairs, and inspection criteria

Desired Skills

  • Experience in evaluating non conformances and interfacing with materials manufacturing organizations to resolve material property issues

  • Experience in procurement and fabrication of HSLA-100, HY-80, HY-100 materials and structures

  • Active Q clearance

Education: Position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related engineering field from an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited engineering college or university program and at least 10 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants: Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all required and desired skills. (Please save cover letter with job number and name).

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

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 Integrated Weapons Experiments (J) Division conducts experiments to generate high-quality data necessary to maintain a safe and reliable nuclear stockpile and to support global security. The Division fields, diagnoses, and conducts subcritical experiments, hydrodynamic tests, and focused high-explosive experiments at local firing sites and at the Nevada National Security Site. J Division also operates the Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) Facility, the nation’s premier hydrodynamic testing resource. The Division continually works with the Nevada National Security Site, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, the Department of Energy, and other partners to enhance the capabilities necessary to certify and ensure the safe, secure, and reliable performance of nuclear weapons’ components, materials, and systems.

J-2, in collaboration with external experts and other LANL divisions, is responsible for the development of engineering standards and for the design, analysis, and procurement of impulsively loaded vessels and structures. J-2 also performs Remaining Life Assessments and Fitness-for-Service evaluations to analyze inherent fabrication flaws or damages resulting from use and recommends essential repairs for continued service. The group maintains the inventory of pressure vessels and structures necessary for J-Division in support of Stockpile Stewardship, and various R&D programs. A Metallurgical Engineer focused on material properties for fabrications of impulsively loaded structures is needed to support the group’s mission.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Ferguson, Leslie Nichole

Email leslief@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC75873