Los Alamos National Laboratory Designer Drafter 5 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties for this position:

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary engineering design team in support of maintaining and upgrading LANL’s facilities.

  • Prepare quality Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drawings and 3-D CAD modelling that are in compliance with LANL CAD Standards.

  • Interface with clients, other designers, and engineers to aid in the development of creative cost effective solutions.

  • Interface and coordinate with other disciplines and customers during the design and construction activities.

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

Participate in field walk-downs and data gathering of existing facilities, systems, structures and components.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Designer/Drafter 5 ($72,500 - $118,200)

  • Extensive knowledge/experience of engineering drafting, design and detailing.

  • Demonstrated understanding of construction practices.

  • Extensive experience with Autodesk AutoCAD (2014 or higher preferred) and Revit.

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

  • Ability to work in collaboration with a multi-discipline engineering team to ensure drawing coordination and quality.

  • Excellent ability to develop CAD Drawings and design models.

  • Ability to produce work in accordance with budget and schedule constraints.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Advanced capability to participate in process improvement activities.

  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office Suite.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge and application of CAD Standards (National CAD Standards –NCS).

  • Knowledge/understanding of industry codes and standards (IBC, UMC, UPC, ASME B31, etc.)

  • Advanced knowledge of computer-aided drafting techniques, CAD modeling and design and high-level 3-D parametric CAD systems. Proficient knowledge of second CAD system.
  • Knowledge of engineering work planning and control methods.

Desired Skills:

  • DOE experience.

  • Knowledge of relevant Laboratory procedures, standards and policies.

  • Advanced knowledge of industry, regulatory, or Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) complex codes, standards, and criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline.

Education: Associates degree in Engineering Drafting and Design, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 12 to 15 years of relevant drafting/design experience.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements.

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.

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.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

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 Drafter Designer 5 position within the ES Division is assigned to the Engineering Services, Technical Area 55 (ES-55) Modification Group responsible for design services and the Conduct of Engineering (CENG) Program implementation at LANL.

Maximum Salary: 118200

Minimum Salary: 72500

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Pacheco, Barbara Gonzales

Organization Name: ES-55 / Facility System Engineering TA-55

Email: barbp@lanl.gov

Job Title: Designer Drafter 5

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC66497