Work Control Planner 1/2 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Work Control Planner 1/2

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Planner 1/or Planner 2 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Work Control Planner 1 ($59,500-$93,100): You will need to be able to or have the ability to prepare and develop detailed step-by-step work instructions for equipment and/or system corrective and/or preventative maintenance for nuclear and non-nuclear facilities in accordance with applicable procedures and regulations. As such, you will identify required labor, material, and equipment needed, environmental issues, work hazards; control measures such as isolation, containment, or de-energizing of various equipment.

Work Control Planner 2 ($72,800-$115-500): In addition to the lower level, you will perform various functional and administrative activities in conjunction with the primary work control/work package development including, but no limited to, permit development, testing requirements, documentation generation, records management, database information management, retrieval, and review, and/or training. Prepares, reviews, and issues modification, corrective maintenance, and/or preventative maintenance work packages in accordance with applicable procedures and regulations. Tracks and expedites established priority of work packages. Assists in preparing and/or reviews efficient and specific instruction for isolation, containment, or de-energizing various mechanical, physical, electrical, chemical and/or radiological systems according to established procedures and regulations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of and experience with work control, materials management, and/or mechanical maintenance.
  • Ability to understand work hazards, safety practices, operating configuration, and lock-out/tag-out policies and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and interpret various mechanical and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, and schematics.
  • Ability to conceptualize and communicate major elements of work control and planning to both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Skill in the preparation and presentation of work control reports.
  • Competency with desktop software such as Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting work control and planning.

Additional Job Requirements for Planner 2:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
  • Working knowledge and experience applying principles and methods of multiple disciplines including design and constrction to diciplines such as procurement, planning, scheduling, and cost control.
  • Working knowledge of environmental laws, codes, and standards.
  • Working knowledge of related work hazards and safety programs.

Education/Experience at lower level:

Work Control Planner 1 Education/Experience: Position requires 2 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Education/Experience at higher level:

Work Control Planner 2 Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:
  • In-depth understanding of the Laboratory's work control and facility policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Working experience and/or knowledge with Asset Suites and Mobile Work Package (MWP).
  • Active Q clearance.
  • Current HRP Certification
  • Knowledge of facility and/or utility related equipment.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM with the potential for teleworking from a location within 2 hours ground commute of this location. Reporting onsite will be periodically required. Telework is at the discretion of management and can change at any time with appropriate notice.

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

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 a 1 year.

Note to Applicants:

Along with a resume, applicants should provide a cover letter addressing each of the Minimum Job Requirements and Desired Skills.
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 (paid sick, vacation, 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). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

*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.

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 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Employment StatusFull Time