Los Alamos National Laboratory Manufacturing Technologist 3 (Research Technologist 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Sigma Division is seeking highly motivated technologists to work with existing Engineers/Scientists on the Machining Team. The work will require the individual(s) to utilize their knowledge in machining, process engineering, and NC programming in support of the Sigma manufacturing technology.

Machining: The Machining team employs several different manufacturing disciplines including Manufacturing and Process Engineers, Machinists, and Inspectors. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing models based manufacturing for weapons components at Sigma. This task will include but is not limited to training selected machinists in the use of CREO numerical control programming software, developing post processors for existing and new machine tools, implementing process sheets for machining processes, design and modeling of tooling fixtures, and assisting with the direct classified network connection to machining platforms. Successful candidate will also be involved in the development of machine tools modified specifically for processing of materials of interest and the resurrection of On-machine gauging and Optical tool setting.

Duties include:

  • Develop and implement ideas with minimal supervision to optimize ensure capability maintenance and growth in inspection technology areas.

  • Communicate results through internal reports, technical publications and/or progress reports.

  • Assist in developing and maintain authorizing documents to perform work safely.

  • Work with vendors to maintain, troubleshoot and repair inspection equipment in the facility.

  • Maintain supplies for the equipment in these areas.

  • Ensure that the work areas remain tidy.

  • Complete hands-on work with radioactive and hazardous materials

  • Support installation, testing, and operation of new equipment.

  • Support removal of legacy equipment.

  • Uses ability as a subject matter expert to develop techniques, and completes work in innovative and effective ways.

  • Develops new principles and concepts.

Assignments are usually a significant portion of a total design or research project and require substantially more technical depth to provide solutions that are highly innovative and ingenious.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Expert-level and demonstrated depth and breadth of knowledge in manufacturing acquired by experience, certification and/or formal education.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of scientific principles, mathematical formulas, computations and data gathering methods.

  • Demonstrated experience in CREO solid modeling software.

  • Demonstrated experience with CREO Numerical Control Programming software.

  • Demonstrated experience developing post processors for lathes and 5 axis mills.

  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with technical and operations personnel.

  • Demonstrated ability in working independently as well as within a team environment.

  • Demonstrated experience in meeting scheduled deliverables or milestones.

  • Fluent in common software packages including Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

  • Experience with computer control and data acquisition of processing equipment.

  • Understanding of instrumentation and data collection.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. Citizenship.

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of Nuclear Weapons designs supported by LANL.

  • Knowledge of Process Engineering principles

  • Knowledge of Classified Network Requirements and Restrictions.

  • Experience preparing reports, papers and other scientific publications.

  • Experience developing novel ideas written into proposals or presented to both internal and external customers.

  • Experience in handling radioactive and/or hazardous materials.

  • Experience working in a radiological or nuclear facility.

  • Active or recent Q‐clearance.

Education:Relevant bachelor’s degree (BS in Engineering Technology or BS Engineering) and a minimum of eight years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants:For full consideration, a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and desired skills and a current C.V./resume must be included with the application.

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.

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.

Maximum Salary: 144800

Minimum Salary: 87800

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Budge, Trevor L.

Organization Name: Sigma-2/Finishing Manufacturing Science

Email: tbudge@lanl.gov

Job Title: Manufacturing Technologist 3 (Research Technologist 3)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC65142