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Job Title: Machinist 4
Company Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Contact Person: HR
Business Phone: 122-333-4444
City: Los Alamos
State: New Mexico
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Qualifications: • Knowledge of conventional, CNC, and advanced manufacturing techniques. • RAD II training and certification. • Experience with materials having RAD, toxic, pyrophoric, explosive, and/or other hazardous characteristics. • Welding and sheet metal fabrication experience. • CAD/CAM experience, preferably Solidworks/Camworks and Pro-E/Pro-M.
Job Description: Machinist 4 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. Prototype Fabrication (PF) is a division consisting of two groups whose mission is to provide machining, welding and life-cycle support to machine tool systems for the Laboratory. Capabilities include Precision Fabrications in a wide variety of materials and sizes; Preventative and Corrective Maintenance; Fabrication Systems Support; and Fabrication Technology and Engineering for machine tool design/development. Located across six technical areas and served by five different FODs, PF manages a diverse machine tooling capability and resources necessary for fabrication and manufacturing in support of multiple programs while adhering to Lab, federal, DOE and state requirements. Detailed Description The selected candidate for this position will provide machining support for the fabrication of components both in a classified and unclassified environment. Specifically, the Machinist will work in a team environment to provide fabrication services for a variety of customers both internal and external to the Laboratory including: Hydrotesting; JTA; Subcrit; LEP; production (NCD); Threat Reduction programs; Pu Sustainment/Pit Manufacturing; Pit Surveillance; and Pu Science Campaign. Fabrications range in size from miniature to very large and include common materials as well as materials with radioactive, toxic, pyrophoric, and/or other hazardous characteristics. The selected candidate must be able to work from complex drawings, sketches, and/or verbal instructions to facilitate the manufacture of parts and assemblies by programming, setting up, and operating manual and CNC mills and lathes, EDM and a variety of general machine shop tooling. Job Requirements • Accredited Journey-Person Program Qualified or 15 years in any machine trade discipline, with 5-8 years of diverse machining experience to include both manual and CNC set up and operation. Must have at least 2 years in a prototype fabrication environment. • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and specifications and determine design factors such as size, shape, and arrangement of parts. • Ability to perform precision measurements. • Ability to create manufacturing drawings or sketches for the production of hardware and to analyze and troubleshoot customer-provided drawings and provide recommendations for revision to ensure manufacturability. • Ability to operate manual and powered lifting equipment/devices. • Ability to develop specifications for project implementation and for verifying that the end product meets requirements. • Demonstrated ability to produce parts with a high degree of difficulty and tight tolerances, typically +/- .0005. • Demonstrated effectiveness in communication and teaming with peers, customers, and technicians as appropriate to achieve or negotiate work requirements. • Must be willing to work with hazardous materials. • Must be able to acquire and maintain pertinent certification to support PF fabrication requests such as RAD II, SNI Beryllium awareness, or whatever training is necessary to gain access to all PF facilities. • Must be able to acquire and/or maintain a Q clearance. Desired Skills • Knowledge of conventional, CNC, and advanced manufacturing techniques. • RAD II training and certification. • Experience with materials having RAD, toxic, pyrophoric, explosive, and/or other hazardous characteristics. • Welding and sheet metal fabrication experience. • CAD/CAM experience, preferably Solidworks/Camworks and Pro-E/Pro-M. Notes to Applicants • Applicants should be prepared to describe the difficulty, materials, and tolerances of recently completed fabrication work. • Interviews for this position will include a proficiency “segment” in which applicants will be asked to review and comment on actual fabrication drawings, describing the approach and/or potential difficulties, and describing inspection and measurement techniques needed. The candidate will also be asked to identify typical maintenance needs, and describe safe work practices in a machining environment. Physical Job Requirements Peripheral vision, depth perception, reading vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to smell, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), standing, walking, bending, crouching, twisting the trunk or back, balancing, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, applying torque with hands or arms, gripping with the hands, 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, use of both legs, , use of both feet, lifting 30+ pounds, carrying 30+ pounds, working overtime or irregular schedule, operation of specialized heavy equipment, operation of motor vehicles, work in a noisy environment, work near electrical power supplies, work near sources of ionizing radiation, work with weapons or explosives, work with vibrating equipment/machinery, work near machinery with moving parts, irritant chemicals, dusts or powders, sprays, mists, or vapors, fumes, headgear or head protection, safety glasses or eye protection, face shield or facial protection, mask or respirator, hearing protection, gloves or hand protection, safety shoes or protective footgear. 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. Individuals applying for this position should review the following memorandum. 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 Manual 470.4-5 for additional information. Pre-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a pre-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Term position: Regular-status Laboratory employees applying for term-status positions may retain regular status with approval of the cognizant Principle Associate Director. Please apply for this position at: or visit and reference vacancy IRC15251. EOE.
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NIMS Credentials: Preferred