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Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Facility Process Engineer (R&D Engineer 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Nuclear Materials Science (MST-16) group is seeking an outstanding, highly motivated candidate to assist and lead process engineering and research and development activities within a Hazard Category II/III Nuclear Facility. The successful candidate will utilize engineering principles and theories to solve technical problems in support of MST-16’s scientific and programmatic deliverables. Job duties will include the following:

  • Support equipment installation/demolition, develop work authorizing documents (operating procedures, training plans, travelers, etc.), and support operations for a variety of equipment and processes MST-16 owns

  • Maintain system documentation such as Process and Instrumentation Diagrams, formal calculations, operating procedures, maintenance plans, and manufacturer manuals

  • Serve as the interface between the group and its safety and compliance stakeholders.

  • Ensure that Conduct of Engineering, Conduct of Maintenance, and Conduct of Operations programs are properly implemented throughout all project phases

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team; and contribute to continuous process improvements to ensure both short and long term success of MST-16’s research and development missions

Act not only as the primary Process Engineer for the assigned system of equipment, but also as a reserve engineer for various systems that are managed by MST-16’s other Process Engineers

The R&D Engineer 2 will be expected to work independently to meet project/program objectives. The candidate will lead corrective/preventative/predictive maintenance activities as well as equipment installation / commissioning activities. The successful candidate will work with and support multidisciplinary teams and provide technical support to operations through the development and maintenance of safe and efficient production Systems and Sub-Systems. The R&D Engineer 2 also be responsible for helping MST-16 meet its scientific and programmatic deliverables.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience in one or more of the following engineering disciplines: mechanical, electrical, chemical, or nuclear engineering.

  • Demonstrated commitment to technical and scientific excellence as well as timeliness of deliverables.

  • Ability to work with nominal supervision, as well as part of a team in a multi‐disciplinary environment, and to interact effectively with a variety of organizations and technical disciplines.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of industry codes and standards.

  • Readiness to adhere to Laboratory engineering policies, programs, procedures, and practices, in combination with the ability to develop work authorizing documents that follow these principles within a Hazard Category II/III Nuclear facility.

  • Capacity to interpret, existing discipline-specific engineering and scientific principles, techniques, methods, and tools to provide solutions for a wide assortment of complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of causal relationships.

  • Ability to recognize budget constraints, prioritize requirements, and identify limitations for the MST-16 organization and provide objectives for continuous improvement of MST-16 operations.

  • Experience with equipment configuration; developing maintenance procedures and plans; performing or assisting with post-maintenance activity tests and close-out.

  • Experience with developing, qualifying, and maintaining equipment and processes.

  • Commitment to setting direction and goals within a project involving more than one person that establish deliverables at the task level.

  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills as evidenced by publications, presentations, or report development.

  • Ability to complete technical training and pass written and oral examinations towards a qualified technical position.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance.


  • Bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program.

  • This position may be subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities. This DOE Order establishes entry-level requirements to ensure employees in the positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles and disciplines such as Six Sigma or 5s

  • Familiarity with the Laboratory’s Conduct of Engineering, Conduct of Maintenance, and Conduct of Operations

  • Advanced degree in mechanical, electrical, or nuclear engineering from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Note to Applicants:

Please send the following:

  • A cover letter addressing how you meet the required and desired skills.

  • A current C.V./resume with the minimum following information/sections is also required: Educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale;

Only complete applications with a cover letter and C.V./resume will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant.

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

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.

  • 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.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy 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.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Masterson, Clinton Thomas (Clint)
Email ctmasterson@lanl.gov
Work Telephone 505-396-0294
Vacancy Name: IRC83048
Organization Name MST-16/Nuclear Materials Science
Minimum Salary 91800
Maximum Salary 151400
Req ID: IRC83048
Category: Other