Los Alamos National Laboratory Production Control Specialist 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will provide vital production and manufacturing support for critical areas of operations. The responsibilities of this position cover a broad range of transactional activities that are crucial for manufacturing accountability, security, shipping, tracking, quality, and successful delivery of product to a broad customer base. The PF-WFS group at LANL provides manufacturing services for both unclassified and classified components that support the weapons testing programs for LANL and the NWC. PF-WFS manages a diverse machining and inspection capability that supports multiple programs with fabrications ranging in size from miniature to very large on a wide variety of materials including radioactive, toxic, pyrophoric, and/or other hazardous characteristics.

The successful candidate will serve as the group point of contact in operational areas that demand attention to detail, strong communication skills, self-initiative, and the ability to conduct internal inventories and assessments on policy execution. This employee will work closely with management, PF-WFS personnel and a large customer base to monitor and ensure compliance in the areas of control and accountability of classified material as the lead Classified Matter Parts Custodian (CMPC) for the group. CMPC duties will include daily support for machinists and technicians with component transfers and tracking, as well as conducting inventories of classified and hazardous materials through the use of tools such as the Classified Parts Inventory Management System (CPIMS). In addition to these duties, the successful candidate will also serve as the primary LANMAS custodian for the group and will oversee safe and compliant storage, disposition, packaging and/or transportation of hazardous and/or classified material and components. These duties will require certifications as an MBA custodian and HMPT shipper. Additionally duties of this position will involve supporting the PF-WFS Classified Component Destruction/Sanitization process, which requires component acceptance and tracking of classified items that are sent to PF-WFS from other LANL organizations for destruction via machining operations. The successful candidate will also prepare for and serve as the point of contact for LANL and DOE external audits.

As a Production Specialist for PF-WFS this candidate will also work closely with the production control engineer to support data collection and report generation from JobBoss, which is the group’s production scheduling software. This “voucher” report process is performed on a defined schedule and provides critical cost data on all scheduled jobs being worked at any given time in the shops.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience working with radiological material, hazardous material, and/or classified matter management, accountability (MC&A;), coordination, packaging, transportation (HMPT) regulations, storage and disposition.

  • Advanced knowledge of nuclear material management to include SNM processing, storage, control, disposition, distribution, and limits for radiological facilities.

  • Expert knowledge and training in the control and accountability of classified material as a classified matter parts custodian and demonstrated experience with the use of the LANL CPIMS system.

  • Demonstrated experience working safely and securely as a laboratory employee in a moderate hazard work environment and maintaining required safety and security training.

  • Demonstrated extensive analytical skills and proven competence in anticipating, identifying, researching and resolving complex issues .Work experience showing a contribution to work place development, disposition, coordination, packaging, movement, storage, quality control and/or transportation subject areas; self-starter that can identify problem areas, investigate and recommend solutions as well as support implementation strategies.

  • Proven interpersonal skills including negotiating, influencing, oral presentations and written communication with the, ability to interact with all levels of personnel and customers.

  • Extensive experience organizing complex, multi-tasked projects through prioritization and teaming with others. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple assignments and conflicting priorities.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.

  • Must be able to acquire and maintain pertinent certification to include but not limited to: NMCA Certification and HMPT Certification

  • Demonstrated experience working in environments with a high level of operational formality.

Desired Skills:

  • Weapons experience within the NNSA Weapons Complex.

  • Strong working knowledge of the breadth of PF-WFS activities associated with classified weapons component fabrication.

  • Experience dealing and working with audits and assessments on/or related to P821-2, Management of Classified Parts.

  • Demonstrated initiative towards monitoring and ensuring policy compliance through teaming efforts with floor personnel and management staff to mutually improve operations.

Education:Position typically requires a recognized bachelor’s or higher degree in an engineering, scientific, or business management discipline, from an accredited college or university and a minimum of six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants: Each applicant must submit a cover letter addressing each of the minimum job requirements and desired skills along with a resume.

Essential Job Functions:reading vision, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), sitting, standing, bending, twisting the trunk or back, reaching horizontally, reaching down, gripping with the hands, applying torque with hands or arms, 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, lifting 30+ pounds.

Work Environment: Working extended work week (if required) or irregular schedule, , operation of motor vehicles, , work near sources of non-ionizing radiation, work with weapons or weapons components, work near machinery with moving parts, safety glasses, eye protection, safety shoes or protective footgear.

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-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: Leyba, Deborah Lee (Debbie)

Organization Name: PF-WFS/ PF-Weapons Fabrication Services

Email: dleyba@lanl.gov

Job Title: Production Control Specialist 3

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC65199