Los Alamos National Laboratory RPS Heat Source Design Agency (R&D Engineer 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the R&D Engineer 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
NSPI-DO is looking for an R&D Engineer 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, which is strategically investing in nuclear power technologies that maintain NASA’s current space science capabilities and enable 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. NSPI-DO provides the program management function within ALDWP for the RPS Program as well as weapons production missions.
R&D Engineer 2 ($91,800 - $151,400)
The successful candidate will be a part of the RPS Design Agency team responsible for owning, reviewing, updating, and maintaining product drawings and specifications. Their focus will be on longer-term research and documentation projects in such areas as product design history and impacts of change, storage and surveillance requirements, and flight-safety qualification. The candidate will be required to work well in a small team environment, yet interact frequently with stakeholders such as the Production (Manufacturing) and Quality organizations.
R&D Engineer 3 ($110,400 - $186,300)
In addition to the duties outlined above, the R&D Engineer 3 will also participate in ongoing Design Agency activities such as reviewing and approving manufacturing procedure updates, and evaluating engineering process changes/updates for potential impacts to product design requirements. They would also support new design development activities, interacting frequently with external customers and agencies.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Minimum Job Requirements for R&D Engineer 2:
Engineering Experience : Documented record of technical achievement in a relevant engineering discipline, such as mechanical, nuclear, or aerospace engineering
Research & Development : Proven ability to perform independent research and publish results.
Individual Work & Teamwork : Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
Communication Skills : Demonstrated record of excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Project Deliverables : Experience meeting deliverable deadlines, both independently and as part of a team.
Conduct of Operations : Previous exposure to or familiarity with conduct of operations in a nuclear or radiological facility.
DOE Order 426.2 : DOE Order 426.2 requires a Bachelor of Science degree and two (2) years of job related experience, and one (1) year of experience working in a Nuclear Facility.
Additional Job Requirements for R&D Engineer 3:
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, the R&D Engineer 3 level requires:
Programs & Manufacturing : Familiarity with the RPS Heat Source program and manufacturing processes.
Conduct of Operations: Demonstrated knowledge of conduct of operations in a nuclear facility.
Quality Assurance : Experience with participating in or performing assessments and reviews of products, procedures, processes, and/or nonconformances.
Customer Communication : Proven ability to successfully work productively with external customers and agencies
R&D Engineer 2 Education requirements: Position requires a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program.
R&D Engineer 3 Education requirements: Position requires an advanced degree from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program and at least 10 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Advanced knowledge of and experience with the RPS Heat Source program and manufacturing processes.
Experience working in PF-4 or equivalent nuclear facility.
Demonstrated experience working with Design and Production Agencies and/or Product Realization Teams.
Knowledge of and experience with NAP-401.1 quality requirements/Defense Programs Business Process System (DPBPS) requirements.
Current/active DOE “Q” clearance.
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 January 3, 2020, midnight Mountain Standard Time. Note, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant poolprior to this date, the position may close as early as December 10, 2020.
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.
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.
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Contact Name Mondragon, Kimberly (Kim)
Work Telephone 505-551-4409
Vacancy Name: IRC82964
Organization Name NSPI-DO/Nuclear Security Production Integration
Req ID: IRC82964