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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Engineering Technologist 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Weapon Product Definition (W-11) Group is looking for a senior mechanical designer to join our team as a lead design/drafting checker. The position requires a range of expertise in 3D Computer Aided Design, hardware design, fabrication, and engineering concepts. You will work with weapon engineers, designers, and management to ensure product definition release from W-11 meets performance and standards requirements. The successful candidate must also have demonstrated extensive experience with Creo CAD software and PDMLink.

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

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Design Experience

Expert level experience in mechanical computer aided design, manufacturing, inspection, assembly and testing. Extensive experience checking Creo models and drawings for form, fit, and function, conducting tolerance and stack analysis, as well as standards compliance. Advanced and proven mechanical design experience for ensuring product definition meets requirements for producibility while reducing product defects. Advanced knowledge and experience in recommending methods for improvement, which comply with NNSA, laboratory and industry standards, and best practices for model-based definition. Proven experience working with Creo 3D CAD software, PDMLink Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), GD&T, and tolerance stack up analysis software.

Standards Expertise

Expert level knowledge in the application of ASME Y14 standards knowledge, with emphasis on Y14.5 - 2009 and Y14.41 MBD. Expert experience with developing and interpreting 3D CAD models standards, practices, and procedures used in the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) within LANL and industry for conveying design intent internally and to other national laboratories and production plants. Extensive knowledge of hardware fabrication, inspection, and assembly processes. Expert experience with weapon-system configuration management workflows for authorization, review, release, and distribution of models, drawings, specifications, and related product definition.

Communication and Teamwork

Demonstrated ability to work on multiple tasks for a variety of customers to ensure product definition meets requirements and design intent. Proven experience leading reviews for design, manufacture, assembly, and tests. Demonstrated effective and efficient written and verbal communication skills. Record of developing constructive, cooperative working relationships, and supporting teams consisting of engineers, physicists, scientists, technologists, and technicians in the development of products.

Leadership Experience

Experience leading and guiding others through design and modeling techniques. Proven ability to mentor other checkers and design staff in mechanical design and modeling. Proven skills in guiding teams consisting of staff from diverse backgrounds through design iterations to address potential engineering defects, as well as suggesting methods of improvement, per relevant standards and best practices.


Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology Science, Math, or related degree from an accredited institution, and 8 years of directly related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in draft/design work in both weapons and non-weapons arenas.

  • Significant experience in the development and implementation of organizational design and/or drafting standards.

  • Active 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: IRC89478
Organization Name W-11/Weapons Product Definition
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC89478
Category: Engineering