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Welding Engineer (R&D Engineer 1) - IRC111268

R&D Engineer 1 (IRC111268)
**Relocation Provided**
**4-Day Work Weeks**
**Continue Your Education - Tuition Reimbursement**

What You Will Do

You will participate in manufacturing process development and execution for gas tungsten arc (GTA) welds, and other high energy density welding processes (laser and electron beam welding) for various materials used in component manufacturing. Safety and security are a primary responsibility for all Laboratory employees. The R&D Engineer 1 assures safety and security compliance, maintains required safety and security training, and makes safety and security an integral part of every task, including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security. The selected candidate assists in the research, design, testing, analysis, verification, and validation of engineering and technology solutions in support of manufacturing operation initiatives. Develops a technical approach, using judgment within defined practices and procedures, and makes technical decisions to implement solutions to complex problems, improve production cycle times, and/or maximize production yield rates.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following engineering disciplines: welding engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or materials science/engineering.
  • Basic knowledge of welding and joining procedures.
  • Basic knowledge or experience troubleshooting welding/joining processes and production of products to meet detailed technical specifications
  • Basic knowledge of professional engineering concepts, principles, practices, and procedures, as demonstrated by experience researching, designing, testing, analyzing, verifying, and validating mechanical engineering solutions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of welding/joining processes used in manufacturing as well as processes or approaches used to optimize welding processes.
  • Demonstrated written communication abilities.

Education/Experience: 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.

DOE Order 426.2: Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related science, 2 years job related experience, and 1 year of nuclear experience.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of laser, gas tungsten arc (GTA), and/or electron beam welding methods
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, or experience assessing the effects of beam profiles, power levels, and alignment on welding systems
  • Knowledge and experience with nondestructive analysis methods
  • Experience in project development, reporting, and presentation to management and sponsors
  • An active DOE Q clearance is highly desired.

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

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

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.

Note to Applicants:
  • For full consideration, please submit a comprehensive resume or CV reflective of your relevant experience to the job requirements and desired skills stated above.
  • Evaluation of applications will commence immediately.
  • This is a recurring job ad does not have a date it will close.
  • While the posted salary range for this position is broad, it is highly unusual for selected applicants to be hired at the top end of the range and more common for selected candidates to grow into the full salary band over time.
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. 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.
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.
426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull Time