Interface Scheduler (Production Control Specialist 2/3)

What You Will Do
These positions are to be filled at either the Production Control Specialist 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills and experience of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (as outlined below) will be assigned to candidates appointed at the higher level.

Come join the best and brightest minds in the world, at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research and production institutions, engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world.

The Schedule Integration Office (SIO) within the Operations Integration Center is currently seeking motivated candidates to fill multiple Interface Scheduler (PCS) positions, in support of OIC's mission to integrate and coordinate activities across product lines and services. These roles are critical in establishing expectations, identifying risks, and addressing schedule conflicts within the project-scoping phase.

Interface Scheduler 2 ($69,500 - $110,300)

This PCS-2 position is an entry-level Interface Scheduler. The selected candidate will work with cross-functional teams, in development of an Integrated Field Execution Schedule (I-FES).

  • Serve as the scheduling point-of-contact for assigned product lines.
  • Capture, communicate, and manage schedule scoping.
  • Regularly interact with project managers, product groups, and master schedulers.
  • Analyze schedules and identify delays.
  • Utilize production and project planning software, to track and status plan execution.
  • Work with Industrial Engineers on schedule development.
  • Provide support for capturing and reporting key metrics.

Interface Scheduler 3 ($83,900 - $136,600)

In addition to that outlined at the lower level, the PCS-3 is a more experienced (advanced) Interface Scheduler.
  • Takes direct responsibility for identifying inter-project relationships, logic-ties, and critical paths.
  • Drive proper activity coding, milestone tracking, variance analysis, and risk management.
  • Develop metrics, analyze schedules, and propose recovery plans.
  • Effectively communicate with stakeholders and clients of varying levels.
  • Experienced with planning and scheduling software.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Demonstrated aptitude or willingness to learn schedule development, control, analysis, and optimization. Capable of implementing and maintaining execution plans. Able to drive production, supply chain, Lean, and project management practices.

Time Management

Demonstrated ability to work independently, organize, prioritize, and follow through to completion on multiple tasks, under strict deadlines and changing priorities.


Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Able to interact effectively with all levels of personnel.

Computing/Business Systems and Software

Capable of effectively employing all LANL standard business systems, including MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and SharePoint.

Organizational Skills

Demonstrate high attention to detail, strong organizational skills, analytical thinking, and problem solving skills. Proven ability to multi-task and adjust to the workings of a dynamic environment.

Customer Service

Display exceptional customer service skills and the ability to provide support and guidance to others, in sometimes-stressful situations. Experience interacting professionally with stakeholders of all levels.

Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Clearance

In addition to that outlined at the lower level, the PCS-3 minimum job requirements include:
  • Able to conceptualize and communicate critical concepts to both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Skillful in conducting research, investigating alternative paths, and recommending solutions.
  • Experienced in scheduling, project management, and process improvement initiatives.
  • Exhibited ability to accomplish work under minimal direction.

Education and Experience - Production Control Specialist 2: Position requires 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.

Education and Experience - Production Control Specialist 3: Position requires 8 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Primavera P6 proficiency.
  • Experience with Oracle Business Systems and production scheduling software.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certified.
  • Active DOE Q clearance and active participant in the Human Reliability Program (HRP).
  • Knowledge of regulatory and laboratory requirements.
  • ALDWP and TA-55 (PF4) experience.

Work Environment:

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. All work locations are at the discretion of management.

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 childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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 (Position will be cleared to this level). Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Federal Government, and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance. and obtaining such clearance requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon the position, additional authorization to access classified information may be required, which may or may not be available to dual citizens. Receipt of a Q clearance and additional access authorization ultimately is a decision of the Federal Government and not of Triad.

*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.

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.

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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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 Policy Policy P701 for 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 or call 505-664-6947 option 2.