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Los Alamos National Laboratory Metal Spinning (Research Technologist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Deformation Processing Team is seeking a technician to join the team in support of a wide variety of metals forming projects. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively on both independent projects or as part of a team on various metal forming or heat treating tasks. The role will include hands-on work including deep drawing, forging, rolling, wire drawing & swaging, and heat treating of metal alloys. Previous hands-on experience in one of the above areas is strongly desired, but is not required.

Common tasks for this job include:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for metal forming, and developing and maintaining authorized documents to perform work safely and compliantly.

  • Programming and operation of a metal spinning, shear forming, and flow forming machine requiring advanced understanding of CNC control systems.

  • Lead project planning, and work tasks, and coordinate team activities to ensure project requirements and deliverables are met.

  • Develop and train new technicians and technologists in the areas of metal spinning and forming.

  • Routine maintenance and tooling changes on programmatic equipment such as metal spinning machines, rolling mills, deep drawing presses, and vacuum heat-treat furnaces.

  • Document and analyze data gathered during forming trials and operations, and report the results.

  • Hands-on work in a radiological controlled area.

Our Division is the focal point for metals research, processing development, and metallurgical applications at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Capabilities within the Deformation Processing Team include the use of rolling mills, hydraulic presses, vacuum heat treating furnaces, and laser powder bed metal additive manufacturing machines. We support a wide variety of programs with an emphasis on identifying creative solutions to meet our customer’s needs.

Many tasks involve hands-on work in a radiological controlled area that demands careful work practices and a strong safety culture. Technicians in the forming shop will work with several types of equipment, which requires a sense of ownership to maintain proper working order. New processes in the forming area will require the technician to be able to apply experience-based judgement to safely perform new jobs. Due to the nature of the work, maintaining conduct of operations and keeping a safe and secure workplace are essential while also meeting customer deliverables. Training will be required for LANL radiological work and conduct of operations regardless of prior experience.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Hands-on experience with multi-axis (more than three) CNC controlled metals forming or machining work.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience reading technical drawings and specifications.

  • Demonstrated self-starter with an ability to independently manage work tasks and meet customer timelines with minimum supervision.

  • Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and in writing, for a wide range of audiences.

  • Experience creating and working from solid models or engineering drawings using solid modeling software such as Creo, Solidworks, NX, Catia, AutoCAD, etc.

  • Ability to create CAD/CAM files (such as Camworks, MasterCam, etc.) and G&M code

Education/Experience : Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Hands on experience in spin, shear, or flow forming, deep drawing, forging, rolling, wire drawing & swaging, and/or heat treating of metals and alloys and/or other fabrication techniques.

  • Experience coding and troubleshooting computer control systems on fabrication or machining equipment, especially with Siemens CNC control systems.

  • Demonstrated understanding applying relationships between the processing history and mechanical properties of formed metallic components.

  • Experience designing and assembling mechanical hardware and applying engineering concepts to mechanical designs.

  • Eagerness and demonstrated record of working as a member of small teams to accomplish tasks safely and efficiently.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and careful work practices around industrial hazards.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):Lifting 30+ pounds, standing, walking, Domestic/Foreign Travel

Work Environment: Work near sources of ionizing radiation, work near machinery with moving parts, work in a noisy environment

Location: This position will be physically located in\ Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine : The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

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 .

Note to Applicants: When submitting your application electronically to this vacancy, please submit at a minimum 1) a cover letter and 2) a resumé that contains at the following information: education, major (if relevant), GPA, relevant work experience, professional references, relevant technical skills, and work areas of interest.

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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

  • 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 472.2 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: 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 call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Masterson, Clinton Thomas (Clint)
Email ctmasterson@lanl.gov
Work Telephone 505-396-0294
Vacancy Name: IRC93791
Organization Name Sigma-1/Fabrication Manufacturing Science
Minimum Salary 85400
Maximum Salary 139600
Req ID: IRC93791
Category: Science/Eng Tech Support