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Los Alamos National Laboratory Manufacturing Project Engineer (Technical Project Manager 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Manufacturing Project Engineer 2 or 3 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.

This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico and require frequent travel to Nevada.

Put your engineering talents to good use by joining J-2, a world-class R&D team! The Integrated Weapons Experiments (J) Division, Dynamic Structure Design, Engineering, and Vessel Operations (J-2) Group is looking for a Manufacturing Project Engineer with pressure vessel Manufacturing Engineering experience to oversee the group’s mission to fabricate and produce impulsively loaded pressure vessels for the DOE Complex. Construction of these vessels adhere to ASME Boiler & Pressure Code Div, 1, 2, 3 and comply with NQA-1 requirements.

Manufacturing Project Engineer 2 ($94,100-$155,700):

The Manufacturing Project Engineer 2 will work with engineers, designers, procurement specialists, and quality assurance to coordinate with outside vendors and to act as a technical representative for various procurement contracts. The successful candidate will support the development of technical specification documents, oversee drawing packages, ensure inspection and testing requirements are met, generate procurement packages, evaluate bid packages, solicit and manage vendor activities to ensure compliance of contract scope of work and deliverables. This position will require routine travel to vendor locations to oversee and ensure contract compliance as well as maintain required contract documentation.

Manufacturing Project Engineer 3 ($113,100-$190,900)

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, for the level 3 position the successful candidate will have similar duties albeit at a higher level.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


Working knowledge and experience in manufacturing of pressure vessels and application of consensus standards (e.g., ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code). Demonstrated knowledge in fabrication techniques such as forgings, rolling, casting, and heat treatment. Experience in developing technical specification documents, drawing packages, and understanding of ASME Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). Experience in developing and interpreting material inspection reports and understanding of Quality Standards pertaining to manufacturing. Hands-on mechanical and/or manufacturing engineering experience and exposure to a manufacturing environment.

Contract & Project Management:

Demonstrated experience in managing complex fabrications, which includes developing purchase requisitions including scope of work, technical specifications, and drawing packages. Experience managing subcontractor design, manufacturing, and dimensional inspection requirements. Experience supervising the technical aspects of fabrication contracts, including oversight, subcontract files maintenance, program and subcontractor interface, and subcontractor performance.

Communication Skills:

Prior experience working in a fast-paced engineering team. Demonstrated ability to interact with peers and customers and to present technical issues to lay, managerial, and expert-level audiences, both verbally and in written form as well as experience providing technical direction, mentoring, and coordinating the work of others.

Additional Job Requirements Manufacturing Project Engineer 3:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:


Experience with ASME B&PV Section VIII, Divisions 1, 2, and 3 and or Code Case 2564, API 579, and AWS Welding Codes. Working knowledge of non-destructive inspection techniques (e.g., helium leak testing, ultrasonic testing, dye penetrant testing, magnetic particle testing, etc.). Demonstrated experience in developing technical specifications. Prior experience acting as a LANL Subcontract Technical Representative (STR), AdSTR or Project Engineer; coordinating subcontract-fabrication projects. Demonstrated experience in creating fabrication drawing packages and the application of GD&T principles.

Contract & Project Management:

Demonstrated experience in generating technical evaluation criteria for competitive procurements and evaluation of proposal packages. Demonstrated experience in coordinating, tracking, and processing subcontractor Requests for Information (RFIs), submittals, Nonconformance Reports (NCRs), and Technical Change documents.

Education/Experience Manufacturing Project Engineer 2: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accreditted institution and 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Focus on Mechanical and/or Materials Engineering degree is preferred as well as a Project Management Institute certification preferred for this level.

Education/Experience Manufacturing Project Engineer 3: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 8 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Focus on Mechanical and/or Materials Engineering degree is preferred as well as a Project Management Institute certification is desired for this level.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Set up and execute dynamic experiments.

  • Operate under Devise Safety Analysis and Technical Surveillance Requirements

  • Proficient in 3D solid modeling programs used for mechanical/machine design

  • Perform Finite Element and Tolerance Stack-Up Analyses

  • Interface with internal LANL and external machine shops

  • Precision assembly experience; establish assembly procedures, fastener torque requirements, and component class fits.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Ability to speak, Ability to discriminate speech, Ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), Sitting, Standing, Walking, Typing or keyboarding, Lifting 5-10 pounds, Carrying 5-10 pounds.

Work Environment: Outdoors, In confined space, heights, Underground, Working alone, Working overtime or irregular schedule, Domestic/foreign travel, operation of motor vehicles, Work with weapons or explosives, Work with vibrating equipment/machinery, Work near machinery with moving parts, toxic chemicals, irritant chemicals, dusts or powders, sprays, mists, or vapors, fumes, carcinogens, Hearing protection, Gloves or hand protection, Safety shoes or protective foot-gear, Headgear or head protection, safety glasses or eye protection, face shield or facial protection, Mask or respirator

Note to Applicants:

For full consideration: Please submit a comprehensive resume and include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico and require frequent travel to Nevada.

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.

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.

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 call1-505-665-4444option 1.

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Contact Name Ryan, Kyle Steven (Kyle)
Email ksryan@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC85132
Organization Name J-2/Dynamic Structure Design & Engineering
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Req ID: IRC85132
Category: Project Management