Los Alamos National Laboratory Mechanical Engineer 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties of this position, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Work as a part of a multi-discipline engineering design team deployed to TA-55

  • Design, maintain, and upgrade facility mechanical gas and liquid systems, ventilation, or mechanical components and fabrication of new facility gloveboxes and glovebox components

  • Prepare technical reports and studies

  • Collect the requirements for the system, process, and components design or analysis task, and then prepare design concepts that meet the requirements

  • Develop design details, design or analysis calculations, specifications, pressure safety documentation, P&IDs;, etc. that incorporate the applicable design and national code requirements, including nuclear safety requirements, as applicable

  • Interface and coordinate with other engineering disciplines, the Project Engineer, and the customer during the all stages of design and construction support

  • Support the associated safety analyses and hazards evaluations

  • Promote leadership, quality, and safety values in all aspects of job duties

  • Implement the LANL Conduct of Engineering (COE) Program

  • Perform Engineering Evaluations of equipment and systems for performance, safety, and deficiencies

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of industry and material codes and standards, e.g. ASME, ASTM, UMC, UPC Codes and Standards

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

This position will be filled at either the Mechanical Engineer 3 or 4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate.

Mechanical Engineer (Engineer 3) ($84,300-139,000):

  • Advanced knowledge of building mechanical systems (gas and liquid building/process piping)

  • Advanced knowledge of building ventilation systems

  • Advanced knowledge of mechanical engineering design, fabrication, analysis, and principles

  • Advanced knowledge of engineering work planning and design coordination

  • Advanced proficiency with mechanical design software including functional capability with Inventor/CAD/BIM and FEA software

  • Proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft Office software suite (including Excel, Word, Outlook, and Powerpoint)

  • Advanced Knowledge of Mechanical Software, analysis tools (e.g. Matlab, MathCad, Fathom)

  • Knowledge/Understanding of ASME B31.3, B31.9, and Uniform Mechanical/Plumbing codes

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DOE standards applicable to non-reactor facility design, operation, and maintenance

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel and customers

  • Mentor/coach Junior engineers

  • Provide technical design reviews of peers and younger engineers

  • Ability to produce cost and schedule estimates for mechanical design and fabrication

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DOE Standards applicable to facility design, operation, and maintenance

  • Requires six to eight years of relevant design experience

Mechanical Engineer (Engineer 4) ($101,300-171,000):

In addition to the job requirements outlined above, additional qualifications include:

  • Considered and SME in mechanical engineering

  • Requires 10 to 12 years of relevant design experience

  • Recognized expertise in a mechanical discipline

  • Extensive experience in the development of fabrication designs

EDUCATION:Requires a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET Accredited College or University (MS desirable)

Desired Skills:

Mechanical Engineer (Engineer 3):

  • Four years of nuclear design experience

  • Familiarity of LANL Conduct of Engineering (COE) Policies and Procedures

  • Demonstrated knowledge of designing Pu-238 and Pu-239 processes or systems

  • Demonstrated knowledge of glovebox design (chemical or nuclear)

  • Professional Engineering License

Mechanical Engineer (Engineer 4):

In addition to the desired skills outlined above, additional qualifications include:

  • Six years of nuclear design experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of LANL Quality policies and procedures

Additional Details:

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.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

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.

Term position: Regular-status Laboratory employees applying for term-status positions may retain regular status with approval of the cognizant Principle Associate Director.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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 regards 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 northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Engineering Services (ES) Division of LANL develops, maintains, and applies a diverse set of engineering capabilities to provide innovative engineering solutions that enable the Laboratory’s scientific and national security mission. The Mechanical Design Engineer position within the ES Division is assigned to the Engineering Project Delivery (ES-EPD) Group responsible for design services and the Conduct of Engineering (COE) Program implementation at LANL.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Pacheco, Barbara Gonzales

Organization Name: ES-EPD/ Engineering Project Delivery

Email: barbp@lanl.gov

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer 3/4

Appointment Type: Term Appointment

Req ID: IRC69443