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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Mechanical Designer (Designer/Drafter 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Provide mechanical design support for the design, fabrication, procurement, and testing of components for the LANSCE accelerator complex.

  • Design of a wide variety of accelerator equipment and systems; including vacuum chambers, magnets, electro-mechanical diagnostic devices, support and alignment structures, and associated equipment for the acceleration and transport of particle beams.

  • Operate with a degree of independence, and must exercise personal initiative in successfully completing assigned tasks.

  • Handle all aspects of the design and drafting process, from sketches and layouts to generation of three-dimensional models and production of mechanical drawings suitable for use in fabrication efforts. Many components must operate remotely in vacuum and are subject to harsh radiation environments.

  • Work in fabrication shops or in accelerator radiation areas to successfully perform some aspects of the job.

  • Provide archiving and data management support for accelerator operations and new projects.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated mechanical design and drafting experience providing creative, practical solutions to a variety of design problems.

  • Demonstrated extensive experience with three-dimensional Computer Aided Design programs such as SolidWorks or CREO.

  • Demonstrated use of drafting practices in accordance with ASME Y14.5M, and the proven ability to incorporate Geometric Design and Tolerancing (GD&T) concepts into working designs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of drafting practices using Global DRM, 11 th Edition and ANSI/AWS A2.4-2012.

  • Demonstrated experience performing a broad range of advanced design and drafting tasks under supervision.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with scientists, engineers, machinists, and fabrication personnel.

  • Demonstrated strong work ethic with ability to work independently as well as part of a team under both general instruction and/or specific instruction.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated professional drafting and design experience in one or more of the group’s areas of responsibility; which includes vacuum design, accelerator structure design, RF drive systems, water cooling systems, beam line layout, Beam Target, and accelerator diagnostic device design.

  • Demonstrated Expert knowledge of ASME Y14.5M and the ability to apply Geometric Design and Tolerancing principles to designs.

  • Demonstrated experience with Product Data Management tools such as PDM Professional or Enterprise PDM Works or PTC Windchill.

  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple tasks for multiple customers and meeting customer deadlines and requirements.

  • Formal training and/or equivalent experience in the use of the Solid Works CAD system or the use of the CREO CAD system.

  • Demonstrated experience with CNC manufacturing and inspection techniques and procedures.

Education: Associates degree in mechanical design technology or equivalent, with four-to-six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Peripheral vision, depth perception, reading vision, distance vision, Ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 Hz), sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, climbing ladders, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, twisting the trunk or back, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down

Location: This position will be physically located inLos Alamos, New Mexico.

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.

  • 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 472.2for additional information.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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 Masterson, Clinton Thomas (Clint)
Email ctmasterson@lanl.gov
Work Telephone 505-396-0294
Vacancy Name: IRC84402
Organization Name Mechanical Design Engineering (AOT-MDE)
Minimum Salary 64400
Maximum Salary 102300
Req ID: IRC84402
Category: Draft Design