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Los Alamos National Laboratory Welding Process Engineer 3 (R&D Engineer 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC75725


Job Title Welding Process Engineer 3 (R&D Engineer 3)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US


Minimum Salary 98900

Maximum Salary 165100

What You Will Do

The Sigma Division is seeking a Research and Development Engineer with a Metallurgy, Welding Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering background to support a diverse program suite in the high energy density welding and additive manufacturing specialties.You will be expected to creatively apply scientific and engineering principles to grow sustainable research programs, support production operations at other NNSA sites, develop process solutions to welding and joining challenges, and mature additive manufacturing technologies within the nuclear weapons complex.In this role you will directly interface with a variety of customers, including the weapons and global security programs at LANL as well as external collaborators, including universities, private industry, and other government laboratories.

  • Lead production-centricresearch and development activities in the area of high energy density welding processes, such as electron beam welding, electron beam additive manufacturing laser beam welding and laser additive manufacturing

  • Work within integrated and cross disciplinary teams to design and fabricate experimental assemblies aligned with customer needs

  • Serve as a primary interface between the engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure production and research objectives are met

  • Provide high energy density welding and additive manufacturing expertise and support for production agency needs

  • Develop novel welding and additive manufacturing techniques to ensure customer requirements are being met

  • Contribute to and author technical papers for publishing in peer-reviewed technical journals

  • Write and lead proposals for R&D funding both internal and external

  • Assist with the procurement of new equipment and support the removal of legacy equipment

  • Work with vendors to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair instrumentation and equipment in the facility

  • Direct multiple small-scale and/or mid-scale projects

  • Have substantial responsibility for project/program(s) outcomes

  • Substantially mentor junior staff, postdoctoral associates, or students on research or manufacturing projects

  • Provide high-level expertise on multiple welding and/or additive manufacturing technologies

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Completion of a Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Metallurgy, Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Welding Engineering or related field

  • Have demonstrated expertise and mastery of high energy density welding and/or additive manufacturing techniques, such as electron beam welding, electron beam additive manufacturing, laser welding, laser wire additive manufacturing, wire-arc additive manufacturing, or similar

  • Have a demonstrated understanding of how welding/additive manufacturing processes impact microstructural evolution, creation of weld anomalies, and development of residual stress

  • Experience presenting research results at technical conferences, instructing lab/lecture courses

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with colleagues and customers

  • Experience leading the design, planning, and execution of applied engineering projects

  • Demonstrated success with developing proposals and research programs

  • Demonstrated success mentoring junior staff, postdoctoral associates, or studentson research or manufacturing projects

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires US citizenship

Desired Skills

  • Experience applying advanced engineering simulations or modeling to production environments

  • Experience with computer data acquisition systems or the advanced application of sensor technologies on welding or additive manufacturing equipment

  • Drafting or CAD software experience

  • Experience working with radiological materials

  • Formal training or hands-on experience in any of the following areas: arc welding (GTAW or GMAW), brazing, diffusion bonding, explosion bonding, friction stir welding, other welding methods, heat treatment, casting, machining, forging, and/or other metal fabrication using manual or computer numerically controlled equipment

  • Experience with weld evaluation including non-destructive testing and mechanical testing

  • Experience with inspection techniques (both destructive and non-destructive)

Education Required: Typical educational requirement is an advanced degree from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program.Five-to-eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Notes to Applicants: When submitting your application electronically to this vacancy, please submit at a minimum 1) a cover letter and 2) a Curriculum Vitae that contains at the following information: education, major, GPA, relevant work experience, professional references, relevant technical skills, and work areas of interest.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Sigma Division focuses on manufacturing and materials science and engineering in support of US nuclear stockpile. Emphasis is placed on metallurgical processes and research in support of the experimental testing program at Los Alamos. In addition, production support and process development are important aspects of the mission of Sigma division. The Division is a service oriented capability that supports a broad customer base, both internal and external to LANL, with high quality one-of-a-kind prototype components. The work ranges from unclassified to TS/SCI level security and covers all materials from hydrogen to uranium on the periodic chart.

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 Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Klein, Mandy Marie

Email mmoore@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-665-6405

Req ID: IRC75725