Los Alamos National Laboratory Special Materials Machinist 4/5 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Special Materials Machinist 4 or 5 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
Sigma Division is looking for a highly motivated machinist to work with existing staff to support component manufacturing in Sigma. The successful applicant will join the Sigma staff to perform manufacturing operations, primarily machining, on a wide range of materials, including some unique special materials with specific hazards (radiation, toxicity, etc.), to produce high quality components and subassemblies in support of production/experimental programs as well as special projects.
Special Materials Machinist 4 ($77,300 - $126,000)
The successful candidate will:
Perform precision measurements using hand tools to ensure quality requirements are met
Use of hand tools and supporting shop equipment with no supervision
Setup and operate manual equipment (lathes, mills, grinders, etc.) with no supervision
Setup and operate CNC equipment (lathes, mills, EDMs, waterjets, etc.) with no supervision
Create CAD/CAM files (such as Camworks, MasterCam, etc.) and G&M code
Manufacture complex parts made from difficult materials with exacting tolerances, from drawings, sketches, and verbal instructions
Performing machining of materials in gloveboxes on small CNC machines
Review designs and advise on part manufacturability, cost, and schedule
Documentation of work performed. Reporting of results to supervisor or customers orally or in writing
Training and mentoring of others
Use of classified computing for programming of machine tools
Operation of crane and forklifts
Special Materials Machinist 5 ($85,400 - $139,600)
In addition to what was outlined above, the Special Materials Machinist 5 will :
Advise on methods and processes
Develop new principles, techniques, or manufacturing methods (SME for process and/or equipment)
Support installation, testing, and operation of new equipment as well as support removal of legacy equipment
Independently check part requirements related to product quality
Planning “next stages” of technical work and presenting viable alternatives
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Comprehensive knowledge of applied shop mathematics
Comprehensive understanding of machining processes, tools, and operations to obtain various tolerances
Comprehensive knowledge of applied material properties
Comprehensive knowledge and ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
Expert ability performing precision measurements
Expert ability to use hand tools and supporting shop equipment
Expert ability to setup operate manual equipment
Expert ability to setup and operate CNC equipment
Expert ability to create CAD/CAM files or G&M code
Expert ability to manufacture complex parts made from difficult materials with exacting tolerances
Experience with 5-axis CNC machining
Ability to read and understand new procedures and protocols toward long-range goals
Ability to review designs and advise on part manufacturability, cost and schedule
Ability to train and mentor others
Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires US citizenship
Additional Job Requirements for Special Materials Machinist 5:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Advanced level; has demonstrated knowledge and skills in their technical specialty. Uses ability as a skilled specialist to lead the development of techniques and completes work in innovative and effective ways. Apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts. Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts
Advanced knowledge of applied shop mathematics
Advanced understanding of machining processes, tools, and operations to obtain various tolerances
Advanced knowledge of applied material properties
Advanced knowledge and ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
Master ability performing precision measurements
Master ability to use hand tools and supporting shop equipment
Master ability to setup operate manual equipment
Master ability to setup and operate CNC equipment
Master ability to create CAD/CAM files or G&M code
Master ability to manufacture complex parts made from difficult materials with exacting tolerances
Ability to develop new principles, techniques, or manufacturing methods and willingness to lead in their implementation
Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires an Associate’s Degree (AAS) in Machining Technologies or equivalent precision metalworking program AND 6 years of experience; OR 8 years prototype experience OR Journeyperson qualification program AND 6 years of experience.
Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires an Associate’s Degree (AAS) in Machining Technologies or equivalent precision metalworking program AND 10 years of experience; OR 12 years prototype experience OR Journeyperson qualification program AND 10 years of experience.
Experience in machining hazardous materials and handling classified matter
Crane and forklift operator
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Fine motor control, Carry 30+ pounds, Lifting 30+ pounds
Note to Applicants: For full consideration, please include a cover letter with your resume addressing how your experience relates to each of the required and desired skills as applicable.
This position will be physically located in Los 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)
Sigma Division focuses on materials science and engineering, emphasizing metallurgical processes and research in support of the experimental testing program at Los Alamos. The Division is a service oriented capability that supports a broad customer base, both internal and external to LANL, with high quality one of a kind prototype components. The work ranges from unclassified to TS/SCI level security and covers all materials from hydrogen to uranium on the periodic chart.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Masterson, Clinton Thomas (Clint)
Work Telephone 505-396-0294
Vacancy Name: IRC88391
Organization Name Sigma-2/Finishing Manufacturing Science
Req ID: IRC88391
Category: Science/Eng Tech Support