Los Alamos National Laboratory R&D Engineer 4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Nuclear Security Production Integration Division (NSPI-DO) is looking for an R&D Engineer 4 to support the Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) Heat Source Design Agency. The RPS Program has designated a Design Agency function to be responsible for the heat source design and definition to ensure the products meet all quality and flight safety requirements. The RPS Program is a technology development effort, managed by DOE and NASA, that is strategically investing in nuclear power technologies that maintains NASA’s current space science capabilities and enables space exploration missions. The program is designed to enable more capable future space missions by supporting the development of advanced technologies for power conversion using heat from the natural decay of plutonium-238. The Nuclear Security Production Integration (NSPI) organization is responsible for integrating the planning, execution, and reporting for LANL Production Agency scope associated with Stockpile Modernization, Stockpile Sustainment, Stockpile Production Integration, and Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) for Non-Defense (NASA) and National Security customers.
The successful candidate will be a part of the RPS Design Agency team responsible for owning, reviewing, updating, and maintaining product design definitions, drawings, and specifications. They will participate in reviewing any nonconformances, procedure updates and engineering process changes/updates for potential impacts to product design requirements. The candidate will be required to work well in a small team environment, yet interact frequently with stakeholders such as the RPS Production Agency and Quality organizations.
In addition to the duties outlined above, the R&D Engineer 4 will also lead long-range planning efforts, serve as a liaison with external customers and associated RPS program Laboratories, and serve as a technical expert to for internal/external reviews and assessments.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience working with Design and Production Agencies and/or Product Realization Teams.
Familiarity with the RPS Heat Source program or other space programs.
Demonstrated experience working with quality and process engineers to meet design requirements.
Demonstrated ability to apply and interpret specialized, state-of-the-art engineering and scientific principles, techniques, methods and tools.
Demonstrated knowledge of conduct of operations and conduct of engineering in a nuclear facility.
Experience with participating in or performing assessments and reviews of products, procedures, processes, and/or nonconformances.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
Demonstrated record of excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Leading the development of strategic program development and execution plans, with subsequent successful implementation
Integrating broad scientific/technical/engineering knowledge across disciplines to provide solutions for an extensive and diverse range of complex and/or ambiguous problems where analysis requires in-depth evaluation of intangibles
Successfully working productively with external customers and agencies
Experience leading assessments or reviews
Advanced knowledge of and experience with the RPS Heat Source program and manufacturing processes.
Experience working in PF-4 or equivalent nuclear facility.
Knowledge of and experience with Defense Programs Business Process System (DPBPS) requirements.
Knowledge of and experience with DOE O 414.1, NQA-1, and/or SD330 quality requirement implementation.
Education requirements: Position requires a Master’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 12 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.At this level a Ph.D. may be preferred.
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above.
This vacancy will close on May 2, 2021 midnight Mountain Standard Time. Note, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date, the position may close as early as April 9, 2021.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
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)
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.
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 the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Mondragon, Kimberly (Kim)
Work Telephone 505-551-4409
Vacancy Name: IRC84530
Organization Name NSPI-DO/Nuclear Security production Integration
Minimum Salary 135800
Maximum Salary 235600
Req ID: IRC84530