Los Alamos National Laboratory Manufacturing Manager 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Manufacturing Manager 3 (First Line Manager) will report directly to the Group Leader in the (NPI-9) Nuclear Material Support Services. The NPI-9 Group supports and performs a variety of Non-Destructive Assay (NDA) processes and methods that are essential to supporting material control and accountability for production and waste operations at TA55 and CMR. Calorimetry, gamma isotopic, Fairfield gamma, neutron coincidence, and passive/active neutron are some of the technologies used and developed by the NDA team. Responsibilities include: TA55 and CMR NDA measurement laboratories, Pu238 heat source NDA, ARIES NDA, and In-line glovebox NDA measurement control. In addition, NPI-9 manages the PF-4 SNM Vault. Vault operators are responsible for safe and compliant storage of nuclear materials in the most efficient configuration optimizing physical space while adhering to criticality safety, radiation protection, MAR and NMC&A; requirements.

The First Line Manager (FLM) will provide management and leadership to the Vault Operations/NDA Technical Support Team. The FLM will have the responsibility, authority, and accountability to manage a team of operations activities with work execution supporting programmatic deliverables for the Non-Destructive Assay (NDA). Responsibilities include: planning, organizing, and defining strategic objectives; establishing scope, schedule, and budget; resource and performance management; ensuring worker qualification and authorization; ensuring that administrative and operating procedures are current, understood and adhered to before releasing work; working with facility operation staff to execute work safely, securely, with quality and in compliance with nuclear facility requirements; recognition as the safety responsible manager over people, equipment and processes; cross organizational interaction with external regulatory or oversight agencies and integration of work; ongoing communications with line management reporting on work status, deliverables and commitments; directs and oversees work performed by employees including ‘on the floor’ supervision; effective time management skills and the ability to deal effectively with changing priorities and conflicting demands; and providing financial stewardship over budget, procurement, time and labor, travel and property.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated record of excellent technical leadership skills including successful experience in supervising, administering disciplinary action, mentoring, team building, motivation and focus, and personnel development.

  • Demonstrated experience and proven ability supervising, managing performance, administering discipline, coordinating work activities, problem solving, conflict resolution, mentoring, team building and employee motivation, and personnel development.

  • In- depth knowledge of work package development and execution, identification of resource requirements and development of resource loaded schedules and financial stewardship.

  • Knowledge of actinide engineering and science, and/or pit engineering and technology, non-destructive assay, and SNM storage and vault operations.

  • Experience with defining work unit objectives and tasks in alignment with organizational objectives, and tracking and reporting on progress.

  • Knowledge of regulatory and Laboratory requirements related to nuclear facilities.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of personnel and customers.

  • Demonstrated ability to build successful and productive collaborations across organizational boundaries including both program and line functions.

  • Demonstrated experience in effective decision-making and creative problem solving.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Classified Matter Protection and Control, and Cyber Security responsibilities.

  • Experience in executing work and projects using formality of operations principles (e.g. Conduct of Operations).

Desired Skills:

  • Experience performing work in a manufacturing environment.

  • Strong background and record of achievement in planning, managing, and implementing projects or programs.

  • Experience executing work in compliance with the authorization basis as specified under 10 CFR 830 Nuclear Safety Management and 10 CFR 835 Occupational Radiation Protection.

  • Working knowledge of Integrated Work Management (IWM) and integrated safety and security management (ISSM) procedures.

  • Experience managing a diverse group of employees.

  • DOE Q Clearance and HRP Certification highly desirable.

  • PF-4 unescorted access.

Education:Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related science. To manage at TA-55, four years nuclear experience required. Education or experience that is job-related may be substituted for a degree on a case-by-case basis. The degree may fulfill 3 of the 4 years of nuclear experience required on a one-for-one time basis.

Essential Job Functions:Reading vision, walking, climbing stairs, climbing ladders, twisting the trunk or back, balancing, applying torque with hands or arms, use of both hands, use of both arms, use of both legs, use of both feet, carrying 10-20 pounds, Lifting 30+ pounds.

Work Environment:Working overtime or irregular schedule, work near sources of ionizing radiation, work near machinery and moving parts, domestic travel, mask or respirator.

Notes to Applicants:Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all required and desired skills. (Please save cover letter with job number and name.)

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.

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.

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.

Maximum Salary: 178300

Minimum Salary: 105600

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Swoboda, Roseanne

Organization Name: NPI-9/Nuclear Material Support

Email: rswoboda@lanl.gov

Job Title: Manufacturing Manager 3

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC64897