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R&D Engineer (Level 1 or 2)

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. Our Weapons Production Doctorate is looking for a Research and Development Engineer (Level 1 or 2) to join our world-class R&D team.


The successful candidate will provide technical and manufacturing support as the process/system engineer and assist in developing and improving processes and troubleshooting. You’ll interact with multiple organizations to ensure compliance with Conduct of Operations, Conduct of Engineering, Conduct of Maintenance, Quality and Safety Management programs. You’ll also serve as a contributing member of the R&D and Operations teams to address engineering challenges.


(Level 2) In addition to the above duties, you’ll identify process improvements and contribute to development activities within the Plutonium Facility (PF-4). You’ll develop new methods, technologies and analysis techniques for institutional programs. And you’ll ensure programmatic objectives through the provision or project management and engineering support to successfully complete milestones and mentor early career staff, postdocs and students.


Level 1 or 2 Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related Science or Engineering field, 2 years of job-related experience and 1 year of nuclear experience
  • Experience performing a broad range of complex engineering that includes designing a complete project, system or component
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and component testing operations (e.g., mechanical testing, machining and component assembly)
  • Experience in design, planning and executing research and development projects
  • Experience with continuous improvement concepts and tools
  • Ability to recognize and define technical problems, measure variables, analyze the problem, implement solutions and control processes
  • Active DOE Q Clearance


Additional Level 2 Requirements:

  • Strong record of technical accomplishments (must provide examples) and 3 to 5 years of technical experience
  • Bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree from an ABET-accredited engineering college or university program
  • Experience with system and sub-system qualification testing or analysis
  • Technical knowledge of programming languages for CNC machine tools
  • Experience with one or more of the following software types: Design (SolidWorks or CREO-2.0), Finite Element (ANSYS or ABAQUS) or acquisition and analysis (LabVIEW and MATLAB)


Level 1 R&D Engineer Salary: $83,300-$136,200

Level 2 R&D Engineer Salary: $91,800-$151,400


We Are Delivering Scientific Excellence

Los Alamos National Laboratory is more than a place to work. It is a catalyst for discovery, innovation and achievement. It’s one of the reasons we attract world-class talent who contribute greatly to our outstanding culture. Professional development, work/life balance and a diverse and inclusive team foster lasting career satisfaction. Our onsite cafeterias and medical, fitness and breastfeeding facilities, education assistance and generous compensation and benefits reflect our commitment to providing our people with all they need for personal and professional growth.

Apply now: lanl.jobs, search IRC81197: https://lanl.jobs/los-alamos-nm/rd-engineer-12/11A0AAD8819F4CC2A53AB19C692C96D4/job/



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.





Posted: 2020-07-15 Expires: 2020-08-14

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