Los Alamos National Laboratory Mechanical Field Engineer (R&D Engineer 1/2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Field Engineer 1 or 2 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.
The Integrated Weapons Experiments (J) Division, Dynamic Structure Design, Engineering, and Vessel Operations (J-2) Group is looking for a Mechanical Field Engineer 1/2 to support the mission of Stockpile Stewardship for the HSEES Programs (hydrodynamic and subcritical experiments). This position will be responsible for ensuring vessel interface between the hydrodynamic test device and the confinement vessel used for execution of tests. This interfacing entails vessel shielding to ensure longevity of the 6’ vessel, collaboration with assembly and system engineers, design and engineering of device specific hardware and diagnostics, interfacing with machine shops for fabrication and leading the fielding of the experiment to ensure data is collected in accordance with requirements. The selected individual will be expected to collaborate with a variety of engineers, technicians, drafters/designers and craft personnel to perform their job functions.
J2 is a diverse group that enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. This is your opportunity to make a difference while working on important research directly influencing national security.
The Mechanical Field Engineer 1/2 will be stationed in New Mexico and perform activities in support of the Hydrodynamic Testing Program. This position may require occasional travel and requires candidates to receive and maintain a Q-Clearance.
Mechanical Field Engineer 1 ($85,400-$139,600)
As a Field Engineer 1, you will work with a diverse group of scientists, engineers, technologists, and technicians on projects and programs for both internal and external customers. You will assist on the design and development of confinement vessel configurations to support execution of dynamic high explosive related experiments for the LANL Weapons program as well as other national security customers. Your responsibilities will include interfacing and integrating with various design and operational team members within J-2 and other groups at LANL, LLNL, and MSTS, as well as participation in fabrications and assemblies, and supporting the execution team at the various firing sites.
Mechanical Field Engineer 2 ($94,100-$155,700)
As a Field Engineer, you will be expected to perform all the duties of an Field Engineer 1. Additionally, you will be expected to develop solutions to complex problems, oversee, and communicate expertise in vessel configuration projects with customers, develop and implement technical approaches to meet test needs and well as lead the test execution of vessel configurations at the various firing sites .
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Engineering: Knowledgein the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, including design, planning, fabrication, and development of execution test plans.
Design: Working knowledge in design drafting practices, geometric tolerance, and development of engineering specifications. CAD experience with design packages such as CREO or Solid Works
Field Operations: Working experience in supporting execution of R&D test plan, including experience in part fabrication and assembly to meet test requirements.
Communication Skills: Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and present technical issues, both verbally and in written form.
In addition to the Mechanical Field Engineer 1 requirements, the Mechanical Field Engineer 2 must have the following:
Engineering: Demonstrated experience in mechanical engineering that supports R&D development of projects; including design, planning, analysis reports, fabrications, and testing of statically or dynamically loaded structures, systems, and components.
Design : Demonstrated experience in design drafting practices, to include ASME Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and tolerance stack. Experience performing Finite Element analysis (FEA) and report writing.
Field Experience/Project Management: Experience designing and authoring test plans, requirements and leading field operations for test execution. Includes demonstrated experience in data acquisition systems, managing contracts with fabrication shops and vendors to source materials and components. Experience developing and working towards project schedules and deliverables.
Engineering Specifications: Demonstrated experience supporting the development of engineering specifications (such as, design specification, fabrication and inspection specifications, assembly specifications, test plans, etc.).
Quality Standards: Working knowledge of the LANL Quality Assurance program and Conduct of Engineering.
Experience with high explosives operations and knowledge of Nuclear Weapon Design and or production process
Experience with Critical Lift Plans and OSHA Standards for Hoisting and Rigging
Experience with Diagnostic fielding and data collection with systems such as thermocouples and strain gauges
Experience with the design, fabrication, and assembly of complex systems
Experience with CREO or Solidworks and use of product data management systems
Mechanical Field Engineer 1 Education/Experience :Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 2 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.Focus on Mechanical and/or Structural Engineering is preferred.
Mechanical Field Engineer 2 Education/Experience : Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 4 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Focus on Mechanical and/or Structural Engineering preferred.
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, NM.
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 nationwidenetwork
Dental and visioninsurance
Free basic life and disabilityinsurance
Paid maternity and parentalleave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5%annually)
Learning opportunities and tuitionassistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, andholidays)
Onsite gyms and wellnessprograms
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mileradius)
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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.
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Contact Name Ryan, Kyle Steven (Kyle)
Vacancy Name: IRC85152
Organization Name J-2/Dynamic Structure Design & Engineering
Req ID: IRC85152