Post Masters Student on Additive Manufacturing Quality Control

Updated: 6 months ago
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What You Will Do

The Deformation Processing Team is seeking a Post-Masters Research Assistant to join the Team in support of metals powder bed additive manufacturing research and development projects. The Deformation Processing Team works on metals forming and heat treating projects using rolling mills, hydraulic presses, vacuum heat treating furnaces, and laser powder bed metal additive manufacturing machines. The successful candidate will work as an integral member of a team tackling a variety of additive manufacturing problems. In particular this position will focus on providing machine learning and computer vision support to thermal and other quality control data for various additive manufacturing processes. You will work with a mentor, but will be assigned portions of projects over which you will have responsibility. This is a 1-year position, with the possibility of extension, intended for students who want to develop research skills prior to applying to grad school, and/or who want to learn about career opportunities at LANL. You will have the opportunity to present your work and contribute to written reports from experimental activities.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Completion of a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Materials Engineering, or related field within the last 3 years from an accredited university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2

  • Experience with machine learning or computer vision techniques and data analysis

  • Basic understanding of various metals additive manufacturing processes

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in a team environment

  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance which normally requires U.S. Citizenship

Education/Experience : Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Materials Engineering, or related field.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with additive manufacturing technology and datasets

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a hands-on laboratory environment

  • Demonstrated ability to identify creative solutions and design experiments

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

COVID Vaccine :

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory students working on-site and students coming on-site, as well as any students coming on-site for any reason; unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law.

Note to Applicants:

Candidates must submit a transcript, cover letter, and resume along with their application.

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.

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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

  • 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.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Masterson, Clinton Thomas (Clint)
Work Telephone 505-396-0294
Vacancy Name: IRC93951
Organization Name SIGMA-1/ Sigma - Fabrication Manufacturing Science
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Req ID: IRC93951
Category: Student - Post Master

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