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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory R&D Engineer 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Engineer, initiate, and maintain inspection engineering activities and processes as related to plutonium manufacturing with specific engineering responsibilities in the areas of inspection process development and operations. Primary work scope supports inspection and development for the Production Quality Engineering and Inspection group who is responsible for the testing and inspection of War Reserve components for the U.S. strategic nuclear weapons program. The selected candidate will be expected to develop solutions to complex problems, design and implement new technologies, improve inspection cycle times, and maximize production yield rates. Work will be expected to be accomplished without considerable direction; the candidate can expect significant latitude in determining objectives of assignments, identifying and implementing emerging technologies, and development of technical approaches.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • High-level experience applying and interpreting state of the art engineering and scientific principles, techniques, methods and tools to provide solutions for range of complex problems.

  • Demonstrated experience developing inspection processes including specifying production equipment, developing process tolerances, characterizing process variables, developing designing fixturing, developing procedures, and maintaining statistical process performance.

  • Demonstratedability to provide technical leadership on manufacturing operations and testing (e.g. multi-component assemblies, characterization, and multi-parameter testing).

  • Working knowledge of ASME Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing.

  • Experience working in a team environment as demonstrated by successful implementation of process requirements including operating procedures, user qualification, training, and maintenance.

  • Demonstrated record of excellence in safety, security, and quality by demonstrated implementation of process designs.

  • DOE Order 426.2 requires a BS, 2 years of job related experience, and 1 year of nuclear experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in the following engineering disciplines: electrical, mechanical, controls, metrology, inspection, or other engineering field.

  • Industrial manufacturing experience with high volume product output.

  • Hands-on experience repairing or assembling machine tools to accuracies of less than one micron.

  • Working knowledge of various software packages such as Quindos, Calypso, or PC-DMIS; PTC CREO; or Solidworks.

  • Working knowledge of quality assurance standards such as NQA-1, NAP-24, and DOE Order 414.D.

Education Required: Requires a bachelor’s degree in an engineering field from an ABETaccredited college or university and 6 years of relevant experience. Advanced degree preferred

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), sitting, standing, bending, twisting the trunk or back, reaching horizontally, reaching down, gripping with the hands, applying torque with hands or arms, pressing with hands or arms, pushing with hands or arms, pulling with hands or arms, typing or keyboarding, fine motor control, use of both hands, use of both arms, lifting 10-20 pounds.

Note to Applicants: or full consideration, applicants shall submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position. Make sure to review your application after submittal to ensure the cover letter has been appended to your application. Applicants may send cover letters toapplyhelp@lanl.govafter submitting an application if the cover letter is inadvertently left off the application. Make sure to refer to the job’s IRC# in your email to ensure the cover letter is appended to the correct application.

Position may require 24/7 coverage and therefore may require working a shift schedule

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: 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 northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Appointment Type



Vacancy Name: IRC79414
Organization Name PAQ-1/Quality Engineering & Inspection
Minimum Salary 101000
Maximum Salary 168600
Req ID: IRC79414
Category: Engineering