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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Machinist 4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

PF-LFS is seeking a qualified Machinist that will provide machining support for the fabrication of components both in a classified and unclassified environment. This machinist will be required to work from complex drawings, sketches, and/or verbal instructions to facilitate the manufacture of parts and assemblies by programming, setting up, and operating manual and CNC mills and lathes, EDM and a variety of general machine shop tooling. They will produce fabrications ranging in size from miniature to very large which will include common materials as well as materials with radioactive, toxic, pyrophoric, and/or other hazardous characteristics.

The selected candidate will work in a team environment to provide fabrication services for a variety of customers both internal and external to the Laboratory including: Hydrotesting; JTA; Subcrit; LEP; production (NCD); Threat Reduction programs; Pu Sustainment/Pit Manufacturing; Pit Surveillance; and Pu Science Campaign.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Blueprints & Specifications

Ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches and specifications, which use Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) symbols, to determine design factors such as size, shape, position and arrangement of features and parts comprising assemblies. Must have the ability to develop specifications for project implementation and for verifying the end product meets requirements.


Use your knowledge of conventional, CNC and advanced manufacturing techniques to produce parts with a high degree of difficulty and tight tolerances, typically +/- .0005. Must be willing to work with hazardous materials.

Customer Service

Provide excellent customer service by creating manufacturing drawings or sketches for the production of hardware while also troubleshooting customer provided drawings and provide recommendations for revision to ensure manufacturability.

Dimensional Inspection Knowledge

Ability to perform precision measurements on parts.

Tools & Operating Knowledge

Ability to operate manual and powered lifting equipment/ devices.

Communication & Teamwork

Demonstrated effectiveness in communication and teaming with peers, customers, and technicians as appropriate to achieve or negotiate work requirements.

Education & Years of Experience

Requires High School Diploma and Accredited journey-person qualification OR 15 years of experience in a machine trade discipline, with 5-8 years to include both manual and CNC set-up and at least 2 years of prototype machining experience.

Desired Qualifications:


RADWORKER training and certification.

Hazardous Materials Machining

Experience with machining materials having RAD, toxic, pyrophoric, explosive, and/or other hazardous characteristics.

Additional Tools & Systems

CAD/CAM experience, preferably SolidWorks/CAMWorks and Pro-E/Pro-M.

Additional Manufacturing Skills

Welding and sheet metal fabrication experience.

Note to Applicants:

Please provide a comprehensive resume that outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above.

Candidates selected for interview should be prepared to describe the difficulty, materials and tolerances of recently completed fabrication work. Interviews for this position will include a proficiency “segment” in which applicants will be asked to review and comment on actual fabrication drawings, describing the approach and/or potential difficulties, and describing inspection and measurement techniques needed. The candidate will also be asked to identify typical maintenance needs, and describe safe work practices in a machine shop environment.

This job ad will close on July 24, 2020.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Peripheral vision, depth perception, reading vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to smell, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), standing, walking, bending, crouching, twisting the trunk or back, balancing, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, applying torque with hands or arms, gripping with the hands, pressing with hands or arms, pushing with hands or arms, pulling with hands or arms, typing or keyboarding, fine motor control, use of both hands, use of both arms, use of both legs, use of both feet, lifting 30+ pounds, carrying 30+ pounds.

Work Environment: Working overtime or irregular schedule, operation of specialized heavy equipment, operation of motor vehicles, work in a noisy environment, work near electrical power supplies, work near sources of ionizing radiation, work with weapons or explosives, work with vibrating equipment/machinery, work near machinery with moving parts, irritant chemicals, dusts or powders, sprays, mists, or vapors, fumes, headgear or head protection, safety glasses or eye protection, face shield or facial protection, mask or respirator, hearing protection, gloves or hand protection, safety shoes or protective footgear.

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.

  • 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.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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)

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Beggs, Derrick Clayton
Email derrick.beggs@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC81053
Organization Name PF-LFS/PF-Laboratory Fabrication Services
Minimum Salary 69300
Maximum Salary 110000
Req ID: IRC81053
Category: Other