Los Alamos National Laboratory Welding Research Technologist 3 (Research Technologist 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Sigma Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Welding Research Technologist 3 with a focus on developing welding techniques, part welding procedures, and completing both simple and complex welding activities to support a diverse program suite in the welding, joining, and additive manufacturing specialties. The selected candidate will work with a team to creatively apply their welding experience to a growing number of research programs, support production operations at NNSA sites, develop process solutions to welding and joining challenges, and assist in maturing additive manufacturing techniques within the nuclear weapons complex. In this role you will directly interface with a variety of internal customers, including the weapons and global security programs at LANL, as well as external collaborators, including universities, private industry, and other government laboratories.
Sigma’s Welding & Joining team oversees a wide variety of solutions to meet research and customer requirements, including: resistance welding, arc welding, laser welding, laser marking, laser additive manufacturing, electron beam welding, electron beam additive manufacturing, and brazing, as well as other novel methods. Team members often work in multiple disciplines and have the opportunity to learn new methods, as well as develop new techniques. Team research centers on many areas, including weapons and global security, nuclear energy, accelerator physics, fuel production methods, repair technologies, sensors, and more. The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties of this position:
Lead production-centric research and development activities in two or more of the main research areas
Develop and implement ideas with minimal supervision to optimize capability maintenance and growth in technology areas
As a subject matter expert, develop and maintain authorizing documents to perform work safely and compliantly in the Sigma Complex
Use abilities as a subject matter expert to develop new techniques, principles, and concepts, and complete work in innovative and effective ways
Mentor technicians, technologists, and junior staff on research or manufacturing projects
Assignments are usually a significant portion of a total design or research project and require substantially more technical depth to provide solutions that are highly innovative and ingenious
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated expertise in high energy density welding and additive manufacturing
Demonstrated expertise working with mechanical and electrical systems of large industrial equipment related to machining and welding areas
Demonstrated expertise of best practices in working in these technical areas
Demonstrated expertise of instrument troubleshooting and repair
Demonstrated expertise developing manufacturing systems
Demonstrated expertise in working independently and within a team environment
Demonstrated expertise in meeting scheduled deliverables or milestones
Fluent in common software packages including Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Demonstrated ability to interact eﬀectively with technical and operations personnel
Demonstrated mentoring and leadership/mentoring capabilities
Experience with computer control and data acquisition of processing equipment
Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which typically requires U.S. Citizenship
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and 8 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Experience preparing welding procedures, reports, papers, or other scientific publications
Experience developing novel ideas written into proposals or presented to both internal and external customers
Understanding of Nuclear Weapons designs supported by LANL
Knowledge of Process Engineering principles
Knowledge of Classified Network Requirements and Restrictions
Experience developing novel ideas written into proposals or presented to both internal and external customers.
Experience in handling radioactive and/or hazardous materials
Experience working in a radiological or nuclear facility
Active or recent Q‐clearance
Note to Applicants:
When submitting your application electronically to this vacancy, please submit the following:
A cover letter addressing how you meet the required and desired skills.
A current C.V. or resume with the minimum following information: Educational background, work experience, relevant technical skills, relevant extracurricular activities, professional references and work areas of interest.
Only complete applications with a cover letter and C.V./resume will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant.
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)
Sigma Division focuses on materials science and engineering, emphasizing metallurgical processes and research in support of the experimental testing program at Los Alamos. 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.
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. 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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Ditsworth, Samantha Aileen
Vacancy Name: IRC85725
Organization Name Sigma-2/Finishing Manufacturing Science
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC85725
Category: Science/Eng Tech Support