Los Alamos National Laboratory Operations & Maintenance Coordinator 1 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position assists the MSS-WC group in providing extraordinary customer service to the TA-55 complex through performance of facility operations and maintenance activities. Primary expectations for the chosen candidate include a willingness to work as part of a team, a desire to engage in continuous learning, and an understanding of what it means to demonstrate ownership of their role.

The functional role of the Operations and Maintenance Coordinator (OMC) will be to achieve reliable functionality of TA-55 systems and facilities by verifying that operational and maintenance work are performed according to institutional best practices, technical specifications, manufacturer's requirements, and/or generally accepted industry practices. The OMC will implement and enforce administrative control of a variety of maintenance programs, policies, functions, and objectives. Assuring safety and security compliance in the performance of work within the TA-55 environment is paramount, and will be the responsibility of the OMC to promote safety and security as an integral part of every task in which they participate.

In order to be fully considered for this position, all applicants must submit a cover letter in addition to a resume. Please identify how minimum requirements are met, and how any experience relates to desired knowledge/skills/abilities and the core duties and responsibilities of the OMC.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain safety, environmental compliance, and physical security envelope of TA-55 facilities by ensuring that the operations and maintenance associated with their assigned facilities or systems comply with LANL’s safety/security/ environmental management programs, and other applicable DOE or governmental orders regarding these topics

  • Implement and support Conduct of Operations, Conduct of Maintenance, and Conduct of Engineering processes as they pertain to facility work

  • Serve as the point of contact for maintenance and operations activities, ensuring proper communication channels are maintained between facility and programmatic groups to maintain continuity of mission operations

  • Coordinate all maintenance and facility work for assigned facilities/systems, taking ownership and direct responsibility for their operating condition

  • Maintain oversight of facility operations on equipment and systems, including providing configuration guidance on facility equipment during maintenance or project work

  • Participate in planning and scheduling teams for maintenance activities

  • Track and maintain status of service requests and work execution schedules, providing regular reports to OMC Team Leader and external stakeholders

  • Serve on a periodic and rotating on-call team, responding to abnormal condition alarms and emergency events at duty areas at night or on weekends

  • Perform additional miscellaneous tasks in support of requests made by OMC Team Leader or Operations and Maintenance Manager

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety

  • policies and the procedures that support them

  • Capacity and desire to communicate effectively (verbal/written)

  • Proficiency with personal computer use, particularly Microsoft Excel

  • Proven aptitude to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings

  • Familiarity with and experience performing work in accordance with formal work practices including Conduct of Operations, Conduct of Maintenance, and Conduct of Engineering (or equivalent)

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • Demonstration of work experience totaling 5 years (a Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline may substitute for the 5 years of experience) and technical knowledge in at least three of the following areas as they relate to facility operations and/or maintenance:

  • HVAC systems/components

  • Hydraulic pumping systems/components

  • Pneumatic systems/components

  • Refrigeration and/or heat-exchanging equipment

  • Electrical distribution and auxiliary power systems

  • Fire Protection and/or Life Safety systems

  • Steam distribution systems/components

  • Mechanical systems/components

  • Configuration management of facility systems and equipment

  • Building Automation and/or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

  • Instrumentation and controls

Desired Skills:

  • Active Q-Clearance

  • Knowledge of applicable industry codes and standards in any of the technical knowledge areas above

  • Working knowledge of project management principles

  • Experience with technical baseline management

  • Basic understanding of statistical methods

Essential Job Functions: Standard physical requirements associated with office work, field observation and oversight, and non-labor related duties.

Additional Details:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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: 118200

Minimum Salary: 72500

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Kinzer, Emilia G

Organization Name: MSS-WC/Maintenance & Site Services-Work Control

Email: emilia@lanl.gov

Job Title: Operations & Maintenance Coordinator 1

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC66060