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Los Alamos National Laboratory Welding Engineer (R&D Engineer 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Put your engineering talents to good use by joining our world-class R&D team! Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for an exceptional R&D Engineer to join our Actinide Material Processing and Power (AMPP) organization. Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. This is your chance to make a real difference while working on important research directly impacting national security.

The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop and transition new production processes and methods to production, conduct failure analysis of welded components, lead continuous improvement efforts, evaluate weld process data analysis, develop and implement detailed operating procedures, and support manufacturing in the Plutonium Center of Excellence. Welding engineers or welding metallurgists with demonstrated expertise in the areas of precision gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), laser beam welding (LBW), electron beam welding (EBW), and/or weld process modeling are critical to the ALDWP mission. In addition to welding common materials such as stainless steel, the R&D Engineer will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of unique and challenging materials. Development and production activities require working in a team environment with other engineers, scientists, and technicians within the LANL, DOE, DoD, and other institutions.

The successful candidate will:

  • Participate in manufacturing process development and execution for gas tungsten arc (GTA) welds, and aid other high energy density welding processes (laser and electron beam welding) for various materials used in component manufacturing.

  • Support engineering activities as they relate to component manufacturing with specific responsibilities in the areas of manufacturing and operation.

  • Assist in the development of solutions to complex problems, improve production cycle times, and maximize production yield rates.

  • Work will be accomplished with limited direction, on all but the most complex problems and solutions. Engineers operating in this position are expected to execute work and projects with minimal oversight with nominal supervision on all but the most complex problems and solutions.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Engineering Experience: Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following engineering disciplines: welding engineering, electrical engineering or materials science/engineering.

Engineering Expertise: Demonstrated knowledge of welding and joining procedure development. Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of welding/joining processes used in manufacturing as well as processes or approaches used to optimize welding processes.

Problem Solving Skills: Demonstrated experience and success in troubleshooting welding/joining processes and production of products meeting detailed technical specifications.

Technical Accomplishments: Must have a strong record of technical accomplishments (provide examples) within a professional work environment.

Communication: Demonstrated successful skill with interpersonal, written, and verbal communications.

Education/Experience: This position requires a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, metallurgy, materials science, electrical engineering, welding engineering, chemical engineering, nuclear engineering, or industrial engineering from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program, and three to five years of experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of laser welding development methods and transition of these methods to high quality/high value component production.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Electron Beam welding processes and methods, and transition of these methods to a production environment.

  • Knowledge in welding modeling methods and transitioning those methods to a production environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of diffusion bonding methods and transition of these methods to high quality/high value component production.

  • Knowledge and experience with nondestructive analysis methods.

  • Demonstrated application of Lean Six Sigma, SPC, and other production monitoring methods.

  • Demonstrated programming and deploying production procedures using advanced precision GTAW process equipment such as AMET, Jetline, or Sciaky equipment.

  • Experience in project development, reporting, and presentation to management and sponsors.

  • Active DOE Q security clearance.

  • Enrollment in HRP.

Note to Applicants:

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

  • For full consideration, submit a comprehensive resume reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above.

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/SCI (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)

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Vacancy Name: IRC82760
Organization Name AMPP-3 / Aries
Minimum Salary 91800
Maximum Salary 151400
Req ID: IRC82760
Category: Engineering