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Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Work Manager 2 (Technical Work Manager 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC72067


Job Title Technical Work Manager 2 (Technical Work Manager 2)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name PF-WFS/ PF-Weapons Fabrication Services

What You Will Do

PF-WFS is seeking a motivated individual who is interested in serving as a Technical Work Manager with First Line Manager (FLM) responsibilities for the daily functions of our production control team to ensure sound business practices and support for conducting unclassified/classified and hazardous/non-hazardous materials manufacturing operations. The selected candidate will report to the PF-WFS Group Management and will work as an integral member of the group management team with oversight responsibility for the group’s production control resources to support work control processes, classified and hazardous conduct of operations, and environmental compliance. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage the daily operations within the production control team personnel (including production liaisons and production control specialists) to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in meeting customer needs.

  • Work with the Group Management to establish, maintain and integrate efficient and effective policy management, technical business practices and systems to support production control functions for supporting Hazardous and Classified Matter Protection and Control operations.

  • Administrate the Rapid Release Blanket (RRB) vendor offsite services agreement for machine shops located primarily in Los Alamos and Albuquerque ensure adequate alternatives for meeting customer needs.

  • Develop, train and maintain production control team members as needed to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in supporting our manufacturing operations.

  • Address personnel issues within the Production Control team, and participate with the group management in the development and implementation of performance plans and evaluations.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of strategic planning and reporting to ensure that customer requirements are satisfied.

  • Work with Group Management to define and prioritize programmatic objectives for the shops.

  • Work with the shop supervisors to ensure that job priorities are well integrated by allowing them to allocate and coordinate resources and scheduling to include personnel, facilities, equipment, and investments to meet customer requirements.

  • Monitor and provide summary reporting to the Group Management on recharge revenue and cost collection performance on a weekly basis.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and proven ability to successfully manage an operational envelope in a prototype machining environment with employees working at multiple facilities simultaneously with an emphasis on workflow control and planning, employee development, performance management, team building, goal setting, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

  • Demonstrated experience in effectively performing liaison and Hazardous/Classified Material custodian job functions, and working with and mentoring other Liaisons and Hazardous/Classified Material Custodians with a strong commitment to safety, security, and environmental compliance in the workplace.

  • Demonstrated experience in establishing, maintaining and integrating efficient and effective policy management, technical business practices, procedures and systems to support production control functions for supporting Hazardous and Classified Matter Protection and Control operations.

  • Comprehensive advanced experience and knowledge in regulatory compliance as it relates to a machine shop environment for such items as the environment, machine guarding, ISO, QC, Hazardous P&T/MC&A, CMPC and other manufacturing standards as well as safe work execution within a prototype machining environment for multiple operations and facilities.

  • Intermediate to advanced level of experience as a designated procurement representative (DPR) and understand LANL procurement policies, utilize iProcurement to access and issue releases against Rapid Release Blanket (RRB) orders.

  • Intermediate to advanced experience with LANL business systems for managing manufacturing process flow operations, hazardous and classified materials.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with personnel at all levels and across organizational boundaries at LANL.

  • Excellent written and communication skills as evidenced by internal and/or external interactions and cover letter.

Desired Skills:

  • Intermediate to advanced experience with the weapons program and PF related business systems, policies and procedures (including CPIMS, LANMASS, JobBoss, High Level Schedules, Creo and PDM Link, Hazardous and Classified Materials Packaging & Transportation, Control and Accountability).

  • Conveys a positive outlook, is respectful in all interactions, and carries themselves as a professional representative of the group and division.

  • Working knowledge of MS programs, such as MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Demonstrated performance in advancing operational excellence and productivity thru the development and utilization of new technology and/or work processes.

  • Experience with fabrication of various components in support of the Nuclear Weapons Program.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship.

Education: Accredited Journeyman Machinist qualification. Additionally, 15 years of experience as a Journeyman Machinist, with a minimum of 8 years supervising machine shop operations.

Notes to Applicants: Each applicant must submit a cover letter addressing each of the minimum job requirements and desired skills along with a resume.

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.

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 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.

Prototype Fabrication (PF) is a division consisting of two groups whose mission is to provide machining, welding and life-cycle support to machine tool systems for the Laboratory. Capabilities include Precision Fabrications in a wide variety of materials and sizes; Preventative and Corrective Maintenance; Fabrication Systems Support; and Fabrication Technology and Engineering for machine tool design/development. Located across multiple technical areas across the Laboratory, PF manages a diverse machine tooling capability and resources necessary for fabrication and manufacturing in support of multiple programs while adhering to Lab, federal, DOE and state requirements.

Appointment Type Regular


Minimum Salary 81600

Maximum Salary 133400

Contact Details

Contact Name Ferguson, Leslie Nichole


Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC72067

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 a disability accommodation,
email or call (505) 665-4444, option 1.