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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Early Career Mechanical Engineering Technologist (Engineering Technologist 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Weapons System Engineering Division (W-Division) provides system engineering and program management to ensure the safety, reliability, and security of the US nuclear stockpile. W-Division provides integral nuclear weapon engineering design expertise in the following areas: systems engineering; experimental device design, fabrication and assembly, surveillance, production of nuclear stockpile components, engineering analysis and computational simulation, weapons response and testing for evaluation and maintenance of the enduring and future nuclear weapon stockpile.

The primary mission of the Weapon Product Definition Group (W-11 Group) is to provide specialized weapon engineering, design, and product data management support to the Weapons Directorate. W-11 provides design definition for all the weapons programs including Hydrodynamic Experiments and Dynamic Plutonium Experiments.

The successful applicant will work as a mechanical design resource for the group. You will work with weapons engineers, designers and management to ensure that product definition release from W-11 meets performance and standards requirements. You will have the opportunity to travel periodically to other sites within the Nuclear Security Enterprise as well as to fabrication vendors to collaborate.

This job posting is under the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Engineering (ALDW).

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Design Experience

Experience designing mechanical hardware assemblies and applying engineering concepts to mechanical designs. Working knowledge of ASME Y series design/drafting standards, including Y14.5M Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Experience with Creo Parametric 3D CAD Software.

Manufacturing Experience

Knowledge of fabrication processes, related equipment, hardware and materials.

Communication and Teamwork

Demonstrated effective and efficient written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated record of developing constructive, cooperative working relationships and working with teams to meet deliverables.


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology, Science, Math or related degree from an accredited institution and 2 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with PDMLink Product Lifecycle Management Software

  • Demonstrated mechanical design experience with the weapons program

  • Experience with ASME Y14.41 Digital Product Definition Data Packages and annotated models

  • Experience with practices and procedures used in the Nuclear Security Enterprise for conveying design intent to other national laboratories and production plants

  • Active DOE Q clearance, or the ability to obtain an Active Q Clearance

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a resume and comprehensive cover letter addressing each key requirement of this position.

This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

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 maternity 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. SeeDOE 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.

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 PolicyPolicy P701for 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Maestas, Megan Sue Shannon
Email msmaestas@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC89449
Organization Name W-11/Weapons Product Definition
Minimum Salary 77300
Maximum Salary 126000
Req ID: IRC89449
Category: Engineering