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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Project Engineer (Research Technologist 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The successful candidateforthis job will use the principles and theories of mechanicalengineering designtosolvetechnicalproblemsinsupportofproduction agency productengineering for plutonium product manufacturing atLANL.Thisjobwillsupportengineering/projectsin thedevelopmentofdesigns and drawings for design definition which support pit manufacturing, surveillance, sub critical experiments and other plutonium manufacturing projects in the Pu Sustainment and Directed Stockpile Work programs at LANL.

These will be complex and demanding assignments requiring initiativeandindependentjudgment.Thesuccessfulcandidatewillbeexpected to work independently; work as part of a team; and contribute to product definition improvements to meet customer requirements. Specific job duties include but are not limitedto:

  • Build production agency design definition drawings, specifications, flow sheets, and bill of materials for plutonium manufacturing efforts.

  • Prepare, review and document technical information, assistwithtechnicalresearchandgatherdataneededbyengineersin plutonium fabrication and cold developmentareas.

  • Contributetothefulfillmentoftheplutoniumsustainmentandweapons surveillance projects and organizationalobjectives.

  • Adheretoengineeringpolicies,programs,proceduresandpractices,such asqualityassuranceplansanddevelopmentandproductionmanuals.

  • Will perform development and conceptual designs/ 3D models for products integrating them with tooling and holding fixtures for manufacturing processes.

  • Work with Product Engineers to develop and update the consolidated Bill of Materials for all programs within our portfolio.

  • Will work with product engineers to prepare and/or carry out changes in design, methods of manufacture and assembly and packaging of components.

  • Perform reverse engineering of parts and components to improve fit, form, and function and use 3D printer in development activities.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Expertise: Minimum of five years of experience with modeling and related designing.

Knowledge and Skills: Ability to generate product designs based off of engineering discussions and iterative development. Create detailed engineering drawings to support production with in-process component design, tools and fixtures

Complexity and Scope:

  • Create detailed Bills of Materials for the designed products

  • Contribute to down-selection of process materials used in the manufacturing of the plutonium products

  • Product configuration management

Interaction and Collaboration:

  • Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise. Requires responsibility for making responsible contacts across internal organizations and occasionally external to the organization.

  • Have effective communication skills.

Education and Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 8 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of engineering drawing practices such as ASME Y14

  • Proficient in PTC Creo Parametric 3D modeling

  • Proficient in using PTC Windchill for product configuration management

  • Some experience with 3D modeling using SolidWorks

  • Experience in PDM link to access customer drawings and models.

Note to Applicants: Please submit a detailed resume highlighting all your professional experience to be considered for this position.

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.

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 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.

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)

Pit 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.

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Vacancy Name: IRC82355
Organization Name PT-3 / Assembly Operations
Minimum Salary 91800
Maximum Salary 151400
Req ID: IRC82355
Category: Operations Support