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d circumstances. See <a href="https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/400-series/0472.2-BOrder-chg1-pgchg">DOE Order 472.2 </a>for additional infor
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ase send an email to <a>applyhelp@lanl.gov </a>or call 1-505-665-44

Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory R&D Engineer 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Weapon Systems Engineering (W) Division provides systems engineering and program management to ensure the safety, reliability, and security of our nation’s nuclear stockpile for the entire life cycle. W Division is responsible for leadership of activities in stockpile assessment, certification, and life extension projects.

The Production Liaison Group (W-8) is responsible for the definition and oversight of weapon production activities at the production agencies (PAs). W‑8 has duty stations onsite at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and offsite at Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC), the Pantex Plant (Tri-Lab Project Office), and the Y‑12 National Security Complex. W-8 partners with all legacy programs, Life Extension Programs (LEPs), and alteration programs (Alts). W-8’s portfolio also provides a platform to partner with both internal and external stakeholders. It is a very fast-passed and dynamic group. This position is located offsite at KCNSC.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible in support oftheB61, W76, W78, and W88 weapons component production at the various Production Agencies. Activities may include assisting with hardware provisioning for local, joint, flight and hydro tests, and system engineering support for Product definition. They will work with and support PA’s in resolving issues relating to nuclear weapon production and integrity, participate in site reviews and Parts Status meetings, coordinate and approve PA procedure and process changes and provide the technical interface between the PA’s and the LANL Design Agency systems engineering and physics communities. Additionally, the selected candidate will provide detailed knowledge, information, and experience related to weapon component manufacturing methods to the Production Agency. They will also represent LANL at numerous programmatic meetings as the lead, participating and assisting in any special projects required by LANL management.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Weapons Engineering

Thorough knowledge of engineering principles to provide solutions in one or more of the following disciplines; material science, mechanical engineering, or chemical engineering. Ability to interpret mechanical drawings and specifications. Functional knowledge of the B61, W76, W78, and the W88 Weapon Systems in regards to production and operation. Experience with nuclear weapons production and production certification of special nuclear materials and components applicable to the various Los Alamos designed Weapon Systems. Demonstrated ability to meet schedule and deliverables for multiple concurrent projects with a range of priorities.

Weapons Complex Experience

Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of National Security Enterprise (NSE) personnel including internal and external customers to provide solutions to complex problems.Experience with PRTs during the concurrent engineering/process development, process prove-in, engineering evaluation, qualification and production phases. Experience mentoring less experienced personnel, team with other personnel across the NSE, and present work objectives and results at all levels to internal and external management and customers.

Problem Solving

Thorough knowledge in the development and implementation of innovative process improvements that correct systemic production issues. Demonstrated and proven record of developing and fostering successful cross-organizational teams to solve complex problems.

Communication and Teamwork

Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision, as well as the ability to be an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Education/Experience :Position requires a Master’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 6 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with the engineering authorization system, document management systems (e.g., PDM Link) and applications to stockpile maintenance.

  • Ability to interpret specifications and mechanical drawings including GD&T.

  • Demonstrated experience interacting with one or more NSE Production Agencies.

  • Derivative Classifier (DC) experience.

  • Active Q clearance.

Work Environment: Foreign/domestic travel .

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of this position.

Location: This position will be physically located in Kansas City, MO.

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 at Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC) in Kansas City, Missouri. 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.

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 Thomas, Kristin Sue
Email ksthomas@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC85159
Organization Name W-8/Production Liaison
Minimum Salary 113100
Maximum Salary 190900
Req ID: IRC85159
Category: Engineering