Shipping and Traffic Support Clerk (Materials Management Support 4)

What You Will Do

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

The Shipping Traffic team within LOG-MM supports LANL programs in logistics, transportation, and traffic management of all material goods. The Shipping and Traffic Support Clerk will work under the direct supervision of the Shipping Team Leader to support LANL Shipping and Traffic logistics. Responsibilities will include: 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, assisting with various operational duties. The opportunity to progress to an Authorized Hazardous Materials Shipper may be available.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Experience with the logistical requirements and documentation of arranging and coordinating a shipment including small parcels (ex. FedEx), Less Than Truckload Shipments and Truckload Shipments.
  • 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 encouraging open communication skill.
  • 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 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be expected.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience or knowledge with Traffic/Shipping Operations at a D.O.E/NNSA contractor facilities.
  • Experience in the logistical requirements of shipping materials through all modes of transportation including ground, air, and ocean.
  • Experience with obtaining rate quotes.
  • Familiarity 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): 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 1-505-664-6947 option 2.