Entry Level\Early Career Mechanical Engineering Technologist (Engineering Technologist 1/2)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Los Alamos, NEW MEXICO
Job Title Entry Level\Early Career Mechanical Engineering Technologist (Engineering Technologist 1/2)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name E-1/Mechanical & Thermal Engineering
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What You Will Do

The selected applicants will use their knowledge of mechanical engineering technology principles to solve problems and execute an interesting, diverse and complex array of projects to meet the needs of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and our external customers. Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering technology or comparable experience. 

These positions will be filled at either the Engineering Technologist 1 and/or 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.

Entry Level Mechanical Engineering Technologist (Engineering Technologist 1) ($77,300 - $126,000)

Successful applicants will perform the following duties in this position:


  • Participate as a team member, on component or sub-system hardware design, fabrication, assembly and/or testing

  • Provide computer aided modeling and drafting support

  • Solve straightforward mechanical engineering problems in support of hardware design, fabrication, assembly and/or testing :

  • Design, fabricate and/or assemble test hardware, fixturing and tooling

  • Determine and implement instrumentation and data acquisition solutions

Early Career Engineering Technologist (Engineering Technologist 2) ($85,400 - $139,600)

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level the successful applicant will perform these duties:


  • Lead a small project team

  • Solve more complex mechanical engineering technology problems in support of hardware design, fabrication, assembly and/or testing

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


  • Basic understanding of CAD modeling and drawing creation

  • Basic understanding of the scientific method and how to utilize it for mechanical hardware testing

  • Basic understanding of mechanical engineering design principles

  • Basic understanding of fabrication and assembly processes including design for manufacturing

  • Successful experience working in an integrated team environment

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Additional Job Requirements for Entry Level - Early Career Mechanical Engineer (R&D Engineer 2):


  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical engineering principles, and experience successfully applying those principles, to develop design or testing solutions in one or more of the following technical areas: experimental testing, high precision alignment, thermal optimization, vacuum systems and hardware packaging optimization.

Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 2 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation (including relevant experience gained in pursuit of a degree).  

Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation (including relevant experience gained in pursuit of a degree.

Desired Qualifications:


  • Experience using SolidWorks and/or Creo

  • Experience with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) of mechanical hardware

  • Active DOE or DOD security clearance

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision, distance vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range, sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, typing or keyboarding.

Note to Applicants: Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.

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)


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. 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: 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 Policy Policy P701 for 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.
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