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Los Alamos National Laboratory Product Engineer (R&D Engineer 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Help us lead an amazing engineering team here at the nation’s greatest R&D facility. As a Product Engineer you will report to the First Line Manager in PT-3 and lead project teams for assigned programs.You will be the technical lead integrating various manufacturing, characterization, and testing processes applicable to pit surveillance and pit manufacturing in your area of expertise. You will direct thedisassembly and analysis of pits in support of the national surveillance mission and support process engineers in the manufacture of new pits. You will be responsible for coordinating with stakeholder organizations to validate development plans and schedules for assigned programs. This role will involve integration with other Design and Production agencies and sponsors across the nuclear security enterprise as well as with subject matter experts in Material Science, Chemistry and Nondestructive Evaluation.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Engineering Expertise: Advancedknowledge and proven experience in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and/or Electrical Engineering with advanced knowledge and understanding of general weapons manufacturing.

Project Management: Extensive experience designing, planning, executing manufacturing and characterization projects and executing research and development projects and/or providing leadership in identifying, promoting, and developing new technical capabilities and leading technical decision-making. Advanced experience in preparing and reviewing engineering designs. Expertise in project development, reporting, and presentation to management and sponsors. Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing with diverse employees and organizations at all levels (e.g. technicians, process owners, product/quality/design engineers, project managers and other management)

Technical Skills: Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in manufacturing process development. Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience in materials characterization techniques, including metallography, SEM/EPMA, FTIR, Auger, XPS, etc. Vast knowledge of Analytical Chemistry Techniques and advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience in metallurgical processing of actinides, especially plutonium and its alloys and compounds.

Production Planning: Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience in manufacturing and quality documentation, e.g. preparing travelers or production plans, qualification of processes, preparing sales packages, etc.

Computer Proficiency: Advanced experience maintaining detailed records of work using standard computer software applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.

Education and Experience: Advanced degree from an accredited engineering college or university programin one or more of the following engineering disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering and/or Electrical Engineering.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Weapons Quality requirements, e.g. NAP-24, DPBPS, etc.

  • Experience with configuration management principles and practices.

  • Experience in NNSA product realization processes.

  • Expertise and experience in systems engineering, statistical process control (SPC), and lean six sigma processes.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Lifting 30+ pounds, climbing stairs, or crawling.

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, please provide an updated resume highlighting all of your professional experience.

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. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

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 Laboratory Policy P701 for 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.

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)

ThePit Technologies division ensures execution of Pit Manufacturing, Surveillance, and National Security Missions by manufacturing plutonium and pit related products. The PT-3 Assembly group assembles plutonium products, surveils existing plutonium products and provides product engineering capabilities to the division.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Beggs, Derrick Clayton
Email derrick.beggs@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC80331
Organization Name PT-3/Assembly Operations
Minimum Salary 122200
Maximum Salary 205900
Req ID: IRC80331
Category: Engineering