Los Alamos National Laboratory Development and Fabrication Tec 1/2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do



The Institutional Technician Pipeline Internship Program is seeking Development and Fabrication Technician Level 1 or 2, 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.

Development and Fabrication Technician 1 ($41,300 - $63,600)

Duties for Development and Fabrication Technician 1

  • Safety and security are a primary responsibility for all Laboratory employees. Maintains required safety and security training, assures safety and security compliance, and makes safety and security an integral part of every task, including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.

  • Uses and applies technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques within discipline and of other related fields to perform work.

  • Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of limited to simple scope and complexity.

  • Follows established procedures for routine work.

  • Uses and applies entry-level design standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques in the completion of assigned work.

  • Uses standard CAD systems to display drawings of simple systems and subsystem components based on information received from others.

  • Interprets information on drawings such as bills-of-materials, specifications and related data to procure components and locate components in support of assembly and testing.

  • Performs routine test measurements based on detailed instructions and document results on standard form for review by others.

  • Performs entry-level set up, alignments, maintenance, operations, and/or calibration of conventional tools and/or equipment on most materials.

  • Assists in testing experiments and diagnostic equipment.

  • Uses a variety of tools and precision measuring instruments.

  • Supports prototype development; provides input for custom parts, assemblies, and testing.

  • Performs operational test and fault isolation on systems and equipment.

  • Maintains documentation; documents results and generates reports.

  • Performs appropriate modifications when instructed to do so.

  • Monitors and verifies quality control and inspection in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.

  • Assists in determining methods or actions to remedy malfunctions.

  • Assembles, disassembles, and tests entry-level, experimental or prototype assemblies and subassemblies according to specifications and under simulated conditions.

  • Manages waste; identifies labels and disposes of waste per required procedures; handles and stores hazardous materials in accordance with LANL and regulatory requirements.

  • Understands and adheres to all Laboratory and industry regulatory guidance and governance.

  • Ensures all work, materials, processes and final product meet quality specifications and are completed according to established requirements.

  • Fosters a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.

Development and Fabrication Technician 2 ($45,500 - $70,000)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Development and Fabrication Tec 2 will:

  • Modifies existing drawings per detailed instructions from an engineer or higher-level design and test technician.

  • Recommends and/or performs appropriate modifications.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Job requirements for Development and Fabrication 1:

  • Demonstrates ability to perform entry-level set up, alignments, maintenance, operation and/or calibration of conventional machine tools and/or equipment on most materials. (mech)

  • Demonstrates entry-level proficiency to use a variety of hand tools (mech) and precision measuring instruments (elec).

  • Knowledge about how to retrieve and read technical drawings.

  • Demonstrates entry-level proficiency in determining methods or actions to remedy malfunctions. (mech/elec)

  • Demonstrates entry-level knowledge and understanding assemble, disassemble, modify, rework, reassemble, and test entry-level electrical/mechanical experimental or prototype assemblies and subassemblies according to specifications. (mech and elec)

  • Demonstrates entry-level knowledge and understands how to assist in the generation/acquisition of test data in accordance with established procedures. (mech/elec)

  • Demonstrates ability to work well with others in a mentor/protégé environment. Displays willingness and eagerness to learn and displays a positive attitude while in training.

Job Requirements for Development and Fabrication 2: In addition to the requirements listed above:

  • Demonstrates basic proficiency to use a variety of hand tools (mech) and precision measuring instruments (elec).

  • Demonstrates basic proficiency using standard CAD systems to display and generate drawings of simple system and subsystem components based on information received from others.

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of electronic lab test equipment (oscilloscopes, digital multimeters …). (elec)

Education: Position typically requires a high school diploma and a minimum one-to-two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Note to Applicants: For consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses the minimum requirements of the position and the following questions, 1) What are your immediate career goals?, 2)Where do you see your career in the next 3-5 years?, and 3) How do you see this position as a Development and Fabrication Technician assisting with your career goals? along with your resume.

Essential Functions: Vision, speech, and hearing, reading vision, walking, climbing stairs, climbing ladders, crawling, twisting the trunk or back, applying torque with hands and arms, lifting 30+ pounds.

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.

New Employee Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a pre-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.

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 1-505-665-5627.

Where You Will Work

Join LANL's best and brightest and become part of the diverse team that provides the environment to deliver system solutions for our country's national security, now and in the future. In an effort to enhance our talent, we are promoting the R&D; Engineering Institutional Technician Pipeline Internship Program Pilot. WANTED: talented and extraordinary technicians… Will you be the one we choose? The internship program is as follows:

  • Participants will be term employees with no guarantee of regular employment.

  • The internship program is approximately 2 years.

  • The salary range for Development and Fabrication Technician Level 1, $41,300 - $52,400 and Level 2, $45,500 - $57,800.

This internship program is an early career program to build a pipeline and will focus on Engineered Systems, Development and Fabrication and Designer/Drafters Technicians at LANL and will provide training and development, as well as, career progression. Participating Divisions are as follows:

  • Applied Engineering and Technology Division

  • Intelligence and Space Research Division

  • Accelerator Operations and Technology Division

  • Materials Science and Technology Division

  • Weapons Systems Engineering Division

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Leyba, Deborah Lee (Debbie)

Organization Name: ADE/Engineering & Engineering Sciences

Email: dleyba@lanl.gov

Job Title: Development and Fabrication Tec 1/2

Appointment Type: Term Appointment

Req ID: IRC62041