Los Alamos National Laboratory Production Control Specialist 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Seeking highly motivated candidates for the position of Production Control Specialist 3, working in a manufacturing environment within the SSE-2 Manufacturing Systems and Execution Team. Looking for individuals with a wide-range of manufacturing scheduling and planning experience who use professional concepts, objectives and best standard practices. Must be able to develop and implement solutions to resolve production issues, drive process improvement, scope out and implement enhancements, etc. Must understand complete end to end supply chain and the impacts of upstream and downstream processes and systems. Plan and coordinate production schedules for a variety of product lines within the ADPSM directorate. Will be required to formulate production reports to be used during Plan of the Day (POD), Plan of the Week (POW) and other integrated schedule meetings. Candidates may also be required to work with Product, Process, and Quality Engineers to create comprehensive Bills of Materials, Routers, and Discrete Jobs for the manufacturing of product using the Oracle E-Business Suite for Discrete Manufacturing (Manufacturing Resource Planning –MRP) System and the iBaseT Solumina MES. Schedule production processes and resource activities relating to resource availability in a high demand nuclear facility. Identifies and communicates concerns and issues potential to scheduling impacts. Works with the team to develop a solution to minimize the impact. Relays information to team members and management.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Extensive planning and scheduling experience using best standard practices

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Manufacturing Systems (MRP systems and/or MES systems)

  • Expanded experience analyzing past and present data to generate reports and schedules

  • Demonstrated record of adherence to manufacturing policies, programs, procedures, and practices

  • Demonstrated strong tactical decision making

  • Strong communication, organization, logistical and multi-tasking skills

  • Strong decision making skills in order to avoid negative impacts on the business as it pertains to product deliveries if decisions

  • Extensive experience in the preparation and presentation of scheduling reports (i.e. Master Production Schedule) and recommendations to diverse audiences of internal/external customers.

  • Extensive communication and collaboration skills

  • Must be able to manage workload under time pressure and changing priorities

  • Ability to work with a variety of team members and business users

  • Analytical and logical ability to define and interpret business requirements

  • Ability to learn new system technologies quickly

  • Must be self-motivated and able to conduct business with a high degree of professionalism

  • Proven customer service skills

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience in Oracle E-Business Suite for Discrete Manufacturing

  • Comprehensive understanding of Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratory policies, practices, and procedures

  • Knowledge of Production Control concepts

  • Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) training and/or certification

  • Experience working with classified systems and data

  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma Concepts

  • Active Q Clearance


  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in a Business Management discipline, Supply Chain Management or related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of eight years related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants:

  • For full consideration, applicants MUST submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position.

Additional Details:

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: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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

The Strategic Science and Engineering (SSE-2) Group provides Manufacturing Systems, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Process Improvement, Equipment Design, Project Management, and Research and Development expertise and support to the entire cross section of Technical Programs and Groups across the Associate Directorate of Plutonium Science and Manufacturing (ADPSM).

Maximum Salary: 118200

Minimum Salary: 72500

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Budge, Trevor L.

Organization Name: SSE-2/Strategic Development

Email: tbudge@lanl.gov

Job Title: Production Control Specialist 3

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC64841