Los Alamos National Laboratory Program Representation and Transition to Operations Engineering Technologist (Engineering Technologist 1/2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Engineering Technologist 1 or Engineering Technologist 2 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
Join our world class team! The Program Owner Representatives (POR) Division is looking for passionate and determined Engineering Technologists to work in our Program Representation and Transition to Operations (POR-2) group. The Engineering Technologist (ET) is an integral member of the POR Division, supporting large, highly-visible, up to multi-billion dollar projects who support the plutonium strategy at Los Alamos National Laboratory. They will work in conjunction with POR-2 management and team leaders to manage the Transition to Operations (TTO) work scope, cost, and schedule for individual project scope. They will integrate across capital construction projects within the POR project portfolio with key stakeholders and customers at the LANL senior management level (Director’s Office, Deputy Director for Weapons [DDW], Capital Projects Directorate [ALDCP], Facilities and Operations Directorate [ALDOPS], and other Directorate offices) and federal customers (Defense Programs [NA-10, NA-196], Acquisition and Project Management [NA-APM, LANL APM] and the Los Alamos Site Office [NA-LA]) who support the equipment and infrastructure strategy for ALD Weapons Production.
The primary responsibilities for the Engineering Technologist 1-2 (ET 1-2) are to support various technical and operational aspects of equipment installation and program readiness at the Radiological Laboratory, Utility, and Office Building (RLUOB) and Plutonium Facility (PF-4), participate in integration and verification of the program and end-user requirements from initial planning through construction, readiness, and turnover to operations. The ET 1-2 will be part of a multi-discipline team and will work across divisions and directorates supporting various equipment installation and project turnover efforts.
Engineering Technologist 1 ($77,300 - $126,000)
The ET-1 will participate in field observations and walk down verifications for project activities in radiological and nuclear facilities. They are expected to apply working knowledge of the end-user requirements to the instrument or equipment installation, glovebox final assembly and component testing, and startup activities. They will participate in the integration of the operational requirements with the operational startup planning and preparation activities. The ET-1 will apply working knowledge and skills to review and validate technical requirements for equipment and instruments, facility utilities, operational procedures, and project documentation. They will assist in review of work orders and integrated work document closeout and ensure maintenance implementation plans are in place for design closeout and operational startup. They should have demonstrated ability to understand and adhere to procedures and regulatory guidance and governance. The ET-1 will participate in aspects of project activities such as reviewing design drawings, written procedures, coordinating with end-users, and the integration of programmatic facility operations. Under direction, they will review/compare design drawings to engineering and change records to verify changes are captured correctly, or to check that equipment operability and usability has been maintained. They will support the assembly of required documentation for transition to operations’ objective evidence packages.
In addition to the ET-1 job duties outlined above, job duties at the ET-2 level include the following:
Engineering Technologist 2 ($85,400 - $139,600)
The ET-2 will independently perform detailed review of drawings to ensure drafting/design accuracy, completeness, and format suitability and ensure equipment footprints and utilities are captured. They will work with vendors to resolve equipment needs or customizations for laboratory or glovebox use. They are expected to participate in project-related activities in varying specific disciplines and technical scope (i.e., engineering, construction, project management, project controls, nuclear and radiological facility operations, operational readiness activities, chemistry, and material science). The ET-2 will prepare, review, and document technical information for equipment installation, including design requirements, field validation, and coordination. In addition, they will provide technical resolutions related to issues in the engineering, procurement, and construction areas; provide input to Request for Information (RFI) and design change documentation; and review construction turnover packages and design change forms (DCFs).
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Knowledge and Skills: Basic knowledge of engineering designs to include review and comment resolution utilizing document review system. Basic knowledge of any of the following areas: engineering, construction, project management, project controls, nuclear facility operations, operational readiness activities, training, security, chemistry, and material science. Demonstrated experience in working effectively and calmly under pressure of deadlines and changing priorities, including taking the initiative and assuming responsibility for organization, prioritization and driving of multiple tasks to completion.
Communication: Ability to develop and nurture effective internal and external customer relationships and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts. Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentations to various audiences.
Additional Job Requirements for Engineering Technologist 2
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Knowledge and Skills: Proven experience adhering to LANL policies, programs, procedures and practices, such as development and implementation of requirements and procedures, quality assurance, and control. Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
Project/Program Management: Experience implementing or executing program or project requirements within LANL facilities, working to meet schedules or milestones associated with program objectives. Experience in planning, coordinating, and scheduling work to meet priorities and commitments within assigned work areas.
Education/Experience Engineering Technologist 1: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology, Science, Math or related degree from an accredited institution and 2 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Education/Experience at Engineering Technologist 2: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology, Science, Math or related degree and 5 years of directly related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Active Q-Clearance; participation in the Human Reliability Program (HRP) preferred.
Unescorted TA55 Access, PF4 access.
Familiarity with floor operations, material process flow, and conduct of operations within PF-4 or other nuclear facility.
Familiarity with the implementation of LANL policies and procedures, preferably safety management programs.
Familiarity with procedures and regulatory guidance and governance specific to work within LANL Facilities, to include radiological and or nuclear facilities.
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above.
This vacancy will close on June 25, 2021 midnight Mountain Standard Time. Note, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date, the position may close as early as May 25, 2021.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Mondragon, Kimberly (Kim)
Work Telephone 505-551-4409
Vacancy Name: IRC85486
Organization Name POR-2/Program Representation & Transiition to Ops
Req ID: IRC85486