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Los Alamos National Laboratory Pressing Technologist 1 (Research Technologist 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do The position is located in Los Alamos, NM.

Youwill work closely with a diverse group of scientists, engineers, technologists, and technicians on projects and programs for both internal and external customers. Interpersonal communication and teamwork are important elements of this work environment, as is a commitment to LANL’s safety and security culture. If you are curious, questioning, and have an exceptional attention to detail, we encourage you to consider this job. The group Q-5- High Explosive Science and Technology is strongly teamwork based and very scientifically driven.

  • Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Pressing energetic materials using either a pneumatic or hydraulic press, troubleshooting the process so parameters are met, understanding the mechanics of pressing high explosives and becoming a subject matter expert on the process.

  • Develop new methods for pressing energetic materials.

  • Work with explosives, cryogens, chemicals, pressurized systems, lasers, electrical equipment, and machine tools

  • Assist in set-up of various types of diagnostic and recording equipment including remote camera equipment, die measurement, surface tracking methodologies, and pressure sensing software.

  • Protect and maintaining sensitive or classified information

  • Participate in hazard analyses and assist in preparation of safety documents and work procedures.

  • Complete jobs in requested time frames and under correct parameters.

  • Interest in becoming an expert in pressing and sharing expertise with mentees and group.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Knowledge:

Knowledgeable use of the scientific method and creative problem solving, and experience with application of fundamental chemistry, physics, and/or engineering principles.Knowledge of experimentation as well as demonstrated ability to gather, reduce and interpret collected data. Established know-how or confirmed enthusiasm/willingness to learn analytical techniques, including but not limited to particle size analysis, immersion density and sensitivity testing of high explosives. A willingness to learn and practice the safe handling of explosive materials in a rigorous safety environment, along with the ability to manage complex and collocated hazards. Established know-how or confirmed enthusiasm/willingness to learn computer-based tools for data acquisition, processing and analysis including any of the following programs: Labview, Igor Pro, Matlab, and Excel

Teamwork and Communication:

Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment as well as the ability to work independently, with initiative, to plan, implement and successfully complete complex long-term projects. Strong communication skills and the willingness to publish and present research at professional venues.


Requires a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Engineering or a related area and a minimum of two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to understand and prepare compliance documents or maintenance procedures

  • Experience with instrument troubleshooting and repair

  • Experience in the handling, or mixing of energetic materials and formulations

  • Experience with common physics laboratory instruments such as balances, pressure sensors, or imaging

  • Hands-on experience with design and fabrication of parts by utilization of software or standard machine tools

  • Experience with Solid-works or other CAD-type software for designing die sets.

  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis software to address safety constraints in CAD drawings.

  • High Explosive Handler

Essential Job Functions:

Ability to smell, ability to hear in a normal range, ability to reach overhead, fine motor control, use of both hands, and the ability to lift and carry loads of 20+ pounds.

Note to Applicants:

Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all required and desired skills. Please save the cover letter with the job number and name.


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

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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy 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.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Salyer, Reyna Linda
Email reyna@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC83049
Organization Name Q-5/HE Science and Technology
Minimum Salary 77300
Maximum Salary 126000
Req ID: IRC83049
Category: Science/Eng Tech Support