Los Alamos National Laboratory Mechanical Engineer (R&D Engineer 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC74517
Job Title Mechanical Engineer (R&D Engineer 3)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name J-5/ DARHT Physics & Pulse Power
Minimum Salary 98900
Maximum Salary 165100
What You Will Do
The DARHT Physics, Pulsed Power, and Diagnostics (J-5) Group within Integrated Weapons Experiments (J) Division, has ownership and responsibility for the two electron accelerators at the Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) facility, and, in general, is the primary custodian of current and future flash x-ray radiography facilities at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. J-5 provides state-of-the-art accelerator physics, pulsed power, beam-target particle physics, and diagnostic capabilities in support of the Laboratory's hydrodynamic test mission. Core responsibilities include: (1) designing, modeling, and verifying beam physics on Axis 1 and Axis 2 of DARHT; (2) simulating experiments of beam-target interactions and warm dense matter physics; (3) designing, modeling, and verifying relativistic, high-current, pulsed electron sources; (4) designing and fielding diagnostics including: pulsed power and non-invasive beam and plasma diagnostics; (5) providing system engineering support for the pulsed power and associated systems for DARHT Axis 1 and Axis 2; (6) designing and implementing pulsed power for new and existing systems, and (7) supporting ASD Scorpius, a new multi-pulse linear induction accelerator for radiographic testing. J-5 is seeking a R&D Engineer 3 .
J-5 is a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and highly skilled technicians with the responsibility for a very specialized mission: the upkeep and development of x-ray radiography facilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory. We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join this collaborative group. Our primary goal is to find a talented, experienced, and motivated engineer who is open to being mentored in the finer points of the work J-5 performs. In general, the roles and responsibilities of the R&D Engineer will include:
Provide operational support for pulsed-power systems, accelerator beam transport, and other subsystems at DARHT, including modelling, testing, and troubleshooting.
Provide mechanical design input and analysis of pulsed-power & accelerator systems relating to DARHT or other accelerator applications.
Provide fabrication and troubleshooting guidance to technicians.
Produce technical reports, documents, and presentations.
Work closely with other technical staff to ensure reliable performance at DARHT.
Active involvement in the definition and realization of the group’s future such recruiting and training new staff, defining and building new facilities, and upgrading the DARHT facility.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Thorough knowledge of and experience in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in implementation, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of complex engineering systems.
Experience with 3D CAD design engineering software tools.
Thorough knowledge of and experience with engineering computational tools (e.g. MathCad, finite element analysis, etc.).
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of personnel and customers; strong teaming skills.
Demonstrated experience in effective decision-making and creative problem solving.
Experience analyzing, designing, and building systems associated with particle accelerators, such as beam transport magnets, vacuum systems, support structures, precision alignment, and cooling systems.
Experience with linear induction accelerators.
Experience planning and directing the work of designer/drafters and technicians.
Demonstrated experience successfully leading technical projects or teams.
Education: Typical educational requirement is an advanced degree from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program. Bachelor’s or Master’s level engineering degree is preferred.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision, ability to speak, walking, climbing stairs, climbing ladders.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory is primarily responsible for monitoring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and conducting research into new defense programs. It is a center for research in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including space exploration, geophysics, renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine, and nanotechnology.
Los Alamos the city is a family friendly community with abundant wildlife. Geared toward outdoor activities such a hiking, skiing, mountain biking and rock climbing, Los Alamos is located on the Pajarito Plateau and sits at 7200 feet of elevation in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. Surrounded by National Forest, the Bandelier National Monument, and the Valles Caldera National Preserve, Los Alamos on a typical day offers spectacular views of the Rio Grande watershed as far North as Colorado.
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.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Stults, Diane M
Req ID: IRC74517