Non-Hazardous Materials Shipper (Materials Management Specialist 2)

What You Will Do

The Logistics - Materials Management (LOG-MM) Group is the central organization responsible for the distribution, transportation, shipping, and receiving of all material goods between Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and external customers.

The Shipping Traffic Team located within LOG-MM supports LANL programs related to the transportation and traffic management of all material goods. The Materials Management Specialist 2 will work directly under the Shipping Team Leader to support LANL shipping and traffic management. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
  • Operating forklifts of various capacities.
  • Operating material handling equipment.
  • Working with computer applications.
  • Communicating with customers, peers, and various levels of management.
  • Coordinating and scheduling pick-ups of shipments with external vendors.
  • Packaging and preparing material for shipping.
  • Facilitating shipments from cradle to grave.
  • Preparing all documentation in compliance with regulations for shipments.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Experience with arranging and coordinating shipments including small parcels (ex. FedEx), Less Than Truckload (LTL) Shipments and Truckload Shipments (TL).
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and follow-through to completion multiple tasks, often under strict deadlines, frequent interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a commitment to teamwork, mentoring, and open communication skills. Excellent customer service skills.
  • Commitment to safety, security, environment, quality, and diversity in the workplace.
  • Ability to comprehend and execute institutional policies and procedures.
  • Ability to obtain forklift certification.
  • Ability to obtain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance.

Education/Experience: Position requires a Associate's Degree and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in shipping/traffic management operations within a D.O.E / NNSA contractors' facility.
  • Experience in shipping materials through all modes of transportation including ground, air, and ocean.
  • Experience with obtaining rate quotes.
  • Experience with specific computer-based systems including, Oracle, ATLAS, Federal Express, and other LANL/DOE based computer application systems.
  • Knowledge of LANL programs, sites, and facilities.
  • Experience operating material handling equipment.
  • Active LANL forklift certification.
  • Active Department of Energy "Q" clearance.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Color discrimination, peripheral vision, binocular vision, reading vision, distance vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), depth perception, sitting, standing, walking, gripping with the hands, typing or keyboarding, fine motor control, use of both hands, use of both arms, use of both legs, use of both feet, carrying 30+ pounds, lifting 30+ pounds

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.

Note to Applicants:
  • Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet the requirements for this position.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

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.

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 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 1-505-665-4444 option 1.