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Engineering Analyst (R&D Engineer 2/3)

Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

What You Will Do This position will be filled at either the R&D Engineer 2 or 3 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. The Integrated Weapons Experiments (J) Division, Dynamic Structure Design, Engineering, and Vessel Operations (J-2) Group is looking for an Engineering Analyst to support the group's mission of impulsively loaded confinement vessel design, monitoring, and fielding operations. Put your engineering talents to good use by joining J-2, a world-class R&D group! This diverse group enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving and mentoring where everyone's opinions and ideas are considered. This is your opportunity to make a difference while working on important research directly influencing national security. The Engineering Analyst position will be filled as a R&D (Mechanical/Structural) Engineer Level 2 or 3, depending on the skills and level of experience of the selected candidate. R&D Engineer 2 ($94,100-$155,700) As an Analyst at the R&D Engineer level 2, you will be responsible for evaluating designs of impulsively loaded structures and components by performing detailed stress analysis, thermal (stress) analysis, fatigue/fracture calculations, and shock and fragment evaluations. This includes performing both classical and numerical engineering analysis. Numerical analysis would be performed using tools for finite element analysis, such as ABAQUS; Hydrocode analysis using Autodyn or CTH; fatigue/fracture evaluation using Signal FFS; and design visualization using CAD-based modeling in packages such as Solid Works and/ or CREO. R&D Engineer 3 ($113,100-$190,900) As an R&D Engineer 3, you will be expected to perform all the duties of an R&D Engineer 2. In addition, you will be responsible for performing high explosive blast calculations of various components and structures in addition to vessels, such as bunkers and temporary shielding structures as well as the developing engineering technical specifications for the procurement/fabrication of hardware. You must be able to perform thermal transport (i.e., heat transfer) analyses to determine steady state or transient thermal stresses in structures. What You Need Minimum Job Requirements: Minimum Job Requirements for R&D Engineer 2: Engineering Strong background in the fundamentals of mechanical/structural engineering, including experience in design, analysis, and testing of statically or dynamically loaded structures, systems and components. Analysis Demonstrated experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) as well as classical analysis tools. Ability to develop and analyze structural models ranging from simplified models suitable for classical stress analysis to more complex models. Familiarity with classical thermal transport methods and analysis, and fatigue/fracture concepts. This includes having a working knowledge of design drafting practices. Design Familiarity with design visualization tools, CAD experience using CREO or Solid Works. Communication Skills Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and present technical issues, both verbally and in written form, to an audience with various technical backgrounds, as well as experience providing technical direction, mentoring and coordinating/monitoring the work of others. In addition to the R&D Field Engineer 2 requirements, the R&D 3 Engineer must have the following: Analysis Demonstrated experience performing classical and numerical engineering analysis of simple and complex structures, systems and components. Demonstrated experience with 2D and 3D implicit and explicit finite element methods and analysis FEM/FEA tools (ABAQUS, DYNA 3D, etc). Familiarity with the use of hydrocodes such as Autodyn or CTH. Familiarity with impact and fracture mechanics for system design and remaining life determination. Familiarity with classical transport phenomena methods. Engineering Demonstrated working experience in developing design, fabrication, inspection, and assembly specifications. Demonstrated experience in testing statically or dynamically loaded structures, systems, and components. Quality Standards Experience in the use and application of consensus standards (such as, ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Section VIII, Divisions 1, 2, and 3, API 579 Fitness for Service Code, AWS Welding Code, AISC and AISI Steel Codes, ASM International Materials Code, etc.). Desired Qualifications: Experience in using and applying nationally recognized codes and standards Experience in acquiring and analyzing test data for mechanical systems Experience with high explosive testing R&D Engineer 2 Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 4 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Focus on Mechanical and/or Structural Engineering is preferred. R&D Engineer 3 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. At this level a Ph.D. may be preferred. Focus on Mechanical and/or Structural Engineering preferred. Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation) Ability to speak, Ability to discriminate speech, Ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), Sitting, Standing, Walking, Typing or keyboarding, Lifting 5-10 pounds, Carrying 5-10 pounds. Note to Applicants: For Full consideration, along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements AND any of the desired qualifications. This position requires frequent travel to Nevada. Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM. 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. 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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type Regular Regular Contact Details Contact Name Ryan, Kyle Steven (Kyle) Email Work Telephone Vacancy Name: IRC84777 Organization Name J-2/Dynamic Structure Design & Engineering Minimum Salary Maximum Salary Req ID: IRC84777 Category: Engineering

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