What You Will Do
Exciting opportunities currently exist in the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Production (ALDWP). Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Work scope will be in support of the W80-4 program in the following areas:
Prepare procurement packages
Conduct vendors visits
Attend/Host Product Realization Team meetings (semi-quarterly travel to LLNL and KCNS)
Attend NNSA/IPT meetings (semi-quarterly travel)
Conduct Bi-weekly/monthly phone calls/VTC
Planned Bi-weekly phone calls
Technical for product
Planned monthly PRT VTC
Ensure product passes all scheduled gate reviews
Review Product Quality Requirements Matrix
Build Production Plan and fill in scheduled activities needed to meet milestones.
Review processes and approve process documentation
Program Office Support
Program Status meeting
Test Fire support
Status and reports
Division Office Support
Production planning meetings
POC for all product questions
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Ability to get and/or maintain a Department of Energy “Q” clearance
Two or more years of work experience in an engineering discipline, such as mechanical engineering, metallurgy, materials science, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, welding engineering, chemical engineering, or nuclear engineering
Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership on process execution and testing (e.g., multi-component assemblies, characterization, or multi-parameter testing)
Demonstrated experience specifying equipment or instrumentation, characterizing process variables, or monitoring process performance
Demonstrated experience in project management, developing schedules and delivering to a deadline
Proven experience applying engineering principles, methods, and tools to complex problems
Working knowledge of ANSI Y14.5, Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Commitment to Detonator Production Values and Behaviors, as referenced: https://www.lanl.gov/projects/DET/index.php
Knowledge of the W80-4 program and United States nuclear weapons programs, designs, and engineering.
Working knowledge of pressing high explosives.
Familiar with use of epoxies around explosives.
Working knowledge of governmental or commercial quality assurance standards
Experience with component or product analyses or inspections
Experience working in a team environment as demonstrated by successful implementation of deliverables such as work instructions or standard operating procedures, user training, production and maintenance processes
Demonstrated record of production excellence through the successful implementation of engineering designs or processes without escapes in safety, security, or quality
Active or reinstatable Department of Energy “Q” clearance
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline from an ABET accredited college or university program, such as mechanical engineering, metallurgy, materials science, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, welding engineering, chemical engineering, or nuclear engineering.
Notes to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants MUST submit a resume with a comprehensive cover letter that addresses all of the minimum job requirements and desired skills of the position. Position may require 24/7 coverage and therefore may require working a shift schedule.
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.
New-Employment Drug Test:
- 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.
The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.
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 regards 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.
Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
Specifically, the Detonator Production Division is located at the foot of the Jemez Mountains, minutes from the Valles Caldera and is part of the Manhattan Project National Park. This unique location provides a beautiful atmosphere to carry out a successful career. It is not uncommon to witness employees hiking the numerous trails, cross country skiing, or just sitting outside enjoying the wildlife during lunch breaks. We invite you to consider joining our team and making major contributions to our Nation.
Within the Detonator Production Division is the High Explosives Detonator Fabrication Group (DET-1). DET-1 is responsible for producing and maintaining detonator technology for our nation’s stockpile. Our mission is dual-purposed: we must produce the detonators of the future while also ensuring the reliability of detonators already in the nation’s stockpile. That’s why, as DET-1 becomes the primary manufacturer of our nation’s most important detonators, we’re not only focused on finding people who can solve unique technical challenges. We also want people who can see ways to make products with better quality and efficiencies than ever before.
Appointment Type Regular