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COVID Vaccine Mandate for Los Alamos National Laboratory

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory teleworking and on-site employees, on-site students, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law.

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ase send an email to <a>applyhelp@lanl.gov </a>or call 1-505-665-44

Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Machinist 5 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Prototype Fabrication Manufacturing Group (PF-MFG) is seeking qualified Machinists that will provide advanced machining support for the fabrication of components both in a classified and unclassified environment in support of a variety of key laboratory missions. The machinist will be required to work from complex drawings, sketches, CAD models, and/or verbal instructions to facilitate the manufacture of parts and assemblies by programming, setting up, and operating manual and CNC mills and lathes, EDM and a variety of general machine shop tooling. They will manufacture complex parts made from different materials with exacting tolerances.

Selected candidates will work in a team environment to provide fabrication services for a variety of customers both internal and external to the Laboratory related to nuclear weapons programs.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Drawings & Specifications

Ability to read and interpret complex drawings and sketches which use Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) symbols to determine design factors such as size, shape, position and arrangement of features and parts comprising assemblies. Must have working experience analyzing and troubleshooting customer provided drawings and providing recommendations for revision to ensure manufacturability.


Advanced ability to create 3D models using CAD software and the corresponding tool paths using CAM software along with advanced knowledge of G&M Codes. You must be able to apply this knowledge to produce parts using conventional, CNC (to include 4 and 5 axis work) and advanced manufacturing techniques for parts with a high degree of difficulty and tight tolerances, typically +/- .0005. Skilled knowledge of applied mathematics and proficiency in determining machining processes, tools, and operations to obtain various tolerances is required. You must have advanced knowledge in applied material properties, be willing to work with classified, and have experience working with hazardous materials.

Customer Service

Demonstrated ability to maintain and grow excellent customer relations through good verbal and written communication skills. You must also be able to create assembly models, manufacturing drawings or sketches for the production of hardware along with working experience analyzing and troubleshooting customer provided drawings and working one-one with the customer to provide recommendations for revision to ensure manufacturability.

Dimensional Inspection Knowledge

Advanced ability to perform precision measurements on parts using inspection tools such as calipers, micrometers, verniers, and others.

Tools & Operating Knowledge

Ability to operate manual and powered lifting equipment/ devices.

Communication, Teamwork and Safety

Demonstrated effectiveness in communication and teaming with peers, customers, and technicians as appropriate to achieve or negotiate work requirements. At this level you must have the ability to effectively supervise the work of other machinists and maintain a safe work posture in a machine shop environment. Experience implementing policies and procedures for working safely in an industrial manufacturing environment.

Education & Years of Experience: Associates degree (AAS) in Machining Technologies or equivalent precision metalworking program AND 12 years’ experience; OR 14 years' prototype experience; OR Journeyperson qualification program AND 10 years’ experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Additional Tools & Systems :

CAD/CAM experience, preferably SolidWorks/CAMWorks and CREO.

Certifications :

RADWORKER training and certification.

Classified Materials Machining and Hazardous Materials Machining:

To include experience with machining materials having RAD, toxic, pyrophoric, explosive, and/or other hazardous characteristics.

Supervisory experience:

To include experience in a m achine shop environment.


DOE Q Clearance highly desirable

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):

Peripheral vision, depth perception, reading vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to smell, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), standing, walking, bending, crouching, twisting the trunk or back, balancing, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, applying torque with hands or arms, gripping with the hands, pressing with hands or arms, pushing with hands or arms, pulling with hands or arms, typing or keyboarding, fine motor control, use of both hands, use of both arms, use of both legs, use of both feet, lifting 30+ pounds, carrying 30+ pounds.

Work Environment:

Working overtime or irregular schedule, operation of specialized heavy equipment, 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, irritant chemicals, dusts or powders, sprays, mists, or vapors, fumes, headgear or head protection, safety glasses or eye protection, face shield or facial protection, mask or respirator, hearing protection, gloves or hand protection, safety shoes or protective footgear.

: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

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.

Note to Applicants:

  • For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive resume reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above.

  • Candidates selected for interview should be prepared to describe the difficulty, materials and tolerances of recently completed fabrication work. Interviews for this position will include a proficiency "segment" in which applicants review and comment on actual fabrication drawings, describe the approach and/or potential difficulties, and describe inspection and measurement techniques needed. The candidate will also comment on typical maintenance needs, and describe safe work practices in a machine shop environment. Evaluation of applications will commence immediately

  • This vacancy will close at COB February 10, 2021; however, if there is an adequate applicant pool, this job may close as early as January 15.

  • While the posted salary range for this position is broad, it is highly unusual for selected applicants to be hired at the top end of the range and more common for selected candidates to grow into the full salary band over time.

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. See DOE Order 472.2 for 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status Full Time Appointment Type Regular Regular

Contact Details
Contact Name King, Elanda Nicole
Email eking@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC95027
Organization Name PF-MFG / Prototype Fabrication Manufacturing
Minimum Salary 77300
Maximum Salary 126000
Req ID: IRC95027
Category: Other