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Los Alamos National Laboratory Mechanical Designer (Designer/Drafter 5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC74620


Job Title Mechanical Designer (Designer/Drafter 5)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name E-1/ Mechanical & Thermal Engineering

Minimum Salary 73800

Maximum Salary 120400

What You Will Do

Working in the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Engineering Technology and Design (E) Division, the selected applicant will be expected to use their extensive knowledge of mechanical design to solve problems for an interesting, diverse and complex array of projects.

The selected applicant will perform the following duties in this position:

  • Use Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) to capture complex mechanical engineering designs.

  • Generate complete design packages for complex mechanical assemblies\systems and resolve design package issues.

  • Independently define design requirements and obtain customer approvals.

  • Review group design standards and propose improvements.

  • Define modeling structure for large, complex design projects.

  • Apply engineering design principles to design and fabricate complex and/or non-standard components and assemblies.

  • Perform complex calculations in support of unique mechanical design solutions.

  • Determine budget and schedule information.

  • Determine fabrication, construction, operation, and maintenance requirements for project

  • Access nuclear facilities in support of design work.

  • Perform quality assurance functions related to mechanical hardware.

  • Serve as a mentor of early career staff and mentor students on mechanical design.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated expert ability to assemble complete design packages for complex mechanical assemblies\systems.

  • Expert use of either SolidWorks or Creo CAD software packages to generate models and drawings for complex mechanical designs.

  • Proficient knowledge of a second CAD software package (SolidWorks or Creo).

  • Demonstrated expert ability to lead a small team on a technical design effort.

  • Demonstrated ability (expert level) to work independently with minimal supervision and to work with coworkers with different technical backgrounds.

  • Demonstrated ability (expert level) to express ideas clearly in oral and written presentations and reports.

Desired Skills:

  • GD&T certification.

  • Experience designing for additive manufacturing.

  • Faro or other Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) inspection and scanning tool expertise.

  • Experience working in a nuclear facility.

  • An active Department of Energy Q clearance.

Education : At a minimum, a relevant associate’s degree and six years of related experience, or a high school diploma and 15 years of related experience.

Notes to Applicants: Applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses each of the job requirements of the position.

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 Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Group (E-1) in the Engineering Technology and Design (E) Division partners with programs and innovators to deliver a diverse and unique set of applied and R&D mechanical engineering solutions for the nation’s scientific and national security challenges. E-1 provides mechanical engineering support to several different LANL programs and thus offers the unique opportunity for a technically diverse career.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Greathouse, Khalid T (Khi)

Email kgreathouse@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC74620