Work Planner (Production Control Specialist 2)

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Los Alamos, NEW MEXICO
Job Title Work Planner (Production Control Specialist 2)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name Detonator Operations (DET-3)
Minimum Salary 61500
Maximum Salary 97700

What You Will Do


The successful candidate will report directly to the Detonator Production Operations (DET-3) management team and collaborate closely with colleagues on the production planning and work control team.  Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to setting up work orders, providing status to master work schedule, resource and capacity planning for forecasted work, and coordinating and kitting materials.  The planning and work control team manages all detonator production work planning, scheduling, and manufacturing work flow throughout the production agency (PA) manufacturing life cycle at Technical Area (TA) 22, including manufacturing War Reserve (WR) High- Explosive (HE) detonator products.


What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience working in a manufacturing work environment, utilizing a resource planning system.

  • Demonstrated experience performing technical assembly steps and following procedures in a production manufacturing environment with aggressive production schedules.

  • Experience with chemical and process materials handling, and inventory processes.

  • Experience being successful working independently as well as in a team environment; one of which is customer focused.

  • Experience working with process engineers in developing and implementing manufacturing process and procedure documentation.

  • Knowledge and/or experience being part of continuous improvement activities using Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma, and other CI methodologies/tools.

  • Experience with project oriented work environments, tracking progress and monitoring performance.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with WR detonator production manufacturing processes

  • Experience with WR materials management and distribution

  • Experience using material requirements planning (MRP); or enterprise resource planning (ERP); or work control database systems

  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and continuous improvement methodologies.

Education: 7 years of related experience or recognized bachelor’s or higher degree in an engineering, scientific, or business management discipline, from an accredited college or university.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants MUST submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position. 

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 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.


Specifically, the Detonator Production Division is located at the foot of the Jemez Mountains, minutes from the Valles Caldera and is part of the Manhattan Project National Park.  This unique location provides a beautiful atmosphere to carry out a successful career.  It is not uncommon to witness employees hiking the numerous trails, cross country skiing, or just sitting outside enjoying the wildlife during lunch breaks.  We invite you to consider joining our team and making major contributions to our Nation.    


DET-3 is part of a fast paced manufacturing environment that manages production control; packaging and transportation (P&T); supply chain management of weapons program related items, process materials and programmatic equipment; operations management software programming; production scheduling; classified and HE parts inventory operations; as well as other operations support functions for detonator research and development fabrication, and war reserve (WR) production operations to enable detonator manufacturing in support of the national defense missions.


Appointment Type Regular
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