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Mechanical Technician (Research Tec 4)

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

Job Description:

What You Will Do The Plutonium Machining Group is the operational group at the forefront of pit manufacturing and investigating plutonium pits that are at the heart of the United States' modern thermonuclear weapons stockpile. The pit surveillance program supports early identification of stockpile aging concerns to predict the lifetime of weapon components and materials. Manufacturing and surveillance processes are conducted at the Laboratory's nuclear material handling facility, TA-55, PF-4. The successful candidate willassist with hands on solutions to mechanical and electrical engineering technical problems in support of engineering and development of tooling and equipment for various processes for pit manufacturing and surveillance in the Strategic Materials and Directed Stockpile Work programs at LANL. The position is responsible for assisting with installation designs and specifications of various machine tools and helping with the design and quality requirements for development packages. The candidate will be responsible for equipment installation, moves, maintenance and production support for these processes. The successful candidate will be expected to interface with various customers and external organizations and prioritize work based on programmatic demands. The candidate will work both independently and as part of a team; and contribute to continuous process improvements to meet customer requirements. What You Need Minimum Job Requirements: Machine Tool Maintenance Strong background in mechanical and electrical machine tool maintenance and repair. Extensive background in setting up preventative maintenance plans for various equipment. Experience and knowledge of equipment and machine tool installation, teardown and moving. Support Skills Expertly skilled and proficient at the use of a variety of hand tools. Proven knowledge and implementation of required IWD safety practices for work assignments. Microsoft Office proficiency (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) Training/Certifications Forklift and/or crane operator certifications. Other specific certifications are not required but will be considered. Education and Experience Position typically requires an associate's degree in a relevant field and four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Desired Qualifications: Previous work in a nuclear facility is preferred. Demonstrated technical knowledge associated with facilities and production processes related to manufacturing and tooling. Knowledge of relevant Laboratory procedures, standards and guides. Existing DOE "Q" clearance (or equivalent). Enrollment in the HRP program. Note to Applicants: This vacancy will close at COB, May 21, 2021;however, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date; the position may close as early as May 7, 2021 . Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos. Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Color discrimination, Peripheral vision, Depth perception, Binocular vision, Reading vision, Distance vision, Ability to speak, Ability to discriminate speech, Ability to hear high-pitched sounds, Ability to smell, Ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), Sitting, Standing, Walking, Climbing stairs, Climbing Ladders, Bending, Stooping, Crouching, Kneeling, Crawling, Twisting the trunk or back, Balancing, Carrying 30+ pounds, Lifting 30+ pounds. Work Environment: Operation of specialized heavy equipment, Domestic/foreign travel, Operation of motor vehicles, Work in a noisy environment, Work near electrical power supplies, Work near sources of ionizing radiation, Work with weapons or explosives, Work with vibrating equipment/machinery, Work near machinery with moving parts, Toxic chemicals, Irritant chemicals, Dusts or powders, Sprays, mists, or vapors, Fumes, Carcinogens, Headgear or head protection, Safety glasses or eye protection, Mask or respirator, Hearing protection, Gloves or hand protection, Safety shoes or protective footgear. 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 2 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. 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. 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 Nandakishore, Kavita Email Work Telephone Vacancy Name: IRC84792 Organization Name PT-2 / Machining Minimum Salary 64400 Maximum Salary 102300 Req ID: IRC84792 Category: Other

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