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

What You Will Do

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Machinist Apprentice Program is managed by Prototype Fabrication (PF) Division, and is an institutional program developing Journeyman Machinists. Prototype Fabrication is a division consisting of two groups whose mission is to provide machining, fabrication, welding, inspection, as well as life-cycle support on machine tool systems for the Laboratory. Capabilities include: Precision Fabrications in a wide variety of materials and sizes; Dimensional Inspection; Preventative and Corrective Maintenance; Fabrication Systems Support; and Fabrication Technology and Engineering for machine tool design/development. Located across six technical areas, PF manages the diverse machine tooling and resources necessary for fabrication and manufacturing in support of multiple programs while adhering to Lab, federal, DOE and state requirements.

Selected students will work under the direction of Journeyman Machinists at a variety of LANL sites and organizations, gaining on-the-job experience while providing fabrication support to a variety of customers both internal and external to the Laboratory including: Hydrotesting, Joint Test Assembly (JTA), Subcrit, Life Extension Program (LEP), production (NCD), Threat Reduction programs, Pu Sustainment/Pit Manufacturing, Pit Surveillance, and Pu Science Campaigns. As part of the apprenticeship, students will work to complete competencies based on the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certified Machinist Training and Apprenticeship Program Curriculum, as well as Curriculum specific to LANL needs such as Fissionable Material Handler training. Achievement of competencies will be measured through a combination of demonstrations and theory exams.

Expectation: Students will be expected to work towards fulfilling the defined theory and practical education requirements needed for obtaining a Journeyman certificate through the State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA). During the course of the apprenticeship, students must obtain specified NIMS credentials for progression through the program. If selected for the Apprenticeship Program you will be considered a limited term employee for the term of the apprenticeship. Upon completion of the program a full time Journeyman Machinist position may be offered which may require you to work in hazardous and/or radioactive areas.

The position is located in Los Alamos, NM.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Have a high school diploma, or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

  • Hold a certificate of completion in machine tool technology from an accredited technical college; or have 3 years relevant experience to include both CNC and Manual machining, preferably in a prototype shop

  • Applicants must have an interest in and aptitude for machining/mechanics

  • Knowledge of mathematics through trigonometry

  • Effective verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills

Note to Applicants: Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressing how they meet the required and desired criteria to be considered for an interview.

Position does require selected candidates to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Security clearance, which generally requires U.S. citizenship. Selected candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check and drug screening. All LANL workers are subject to random drug testing during the course of employment.

If an Apprentice is offered and accepts a position as a machinist and fails to work at LANL in a Machining/Technical position for a period of two years, they will be required to pay back program costs.

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

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.

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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.

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.

For general program information refer to theStudent Programsweb page.

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.

Instructions on How to Activate/Create a LANL Jobs Account:

Follow the instructions below if you have ever had an employee Z number, been a contractor, or received Los Alamos Lab insurance coverage to activate your account:

  • Select the Click Here button if you have been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage .

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  • Enter your validation code as described in the email you receive and complete the 3-page registration form. Your account is now active and you can apply for jobs or save to your basket. Important : Enter the validation code within 15 days to activate your account or your account will be deactivated.

Follow the instructions below if you if you have never been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage to create an account:

  • Select the Register button if you have never been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage to Create an Account.

  • From here, you will establish an account with username and password.

How to Apply: Login to Your Account to Complete the Application Process

  • Click the Vacancy Name number (in blue) to view any job’s details.

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If you experience any technical issues, please email applyhelp@lanl.gov for assistance.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name King, Elanda Nicole
Email eking@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC84621
Organization Name PF-MFG/Prototype Fabrication - Prototype Fabrication Manufacturing
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC84621
Category: Student - Undergraduate