1+ months

Design Agency Production Liaison - Active Security Clearance Required

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87544

We have an opening for a Design Agency (DA) Production Liaison to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). You will advise the Production Agency (PA) on pit design questions, help to disposition non-conforming products, and serve as a conduit between the LLNL DA and LANL PA. In addition, you will coordinate LLNL DA support of engineering evaluations by scheduling the appropriate LLNL subject matter experts, helping LANL ensure that LLNL employees are trained, and facilitating their access to the LANL Plutonium Facility. The highly constrained production schedule necessitates having a LLNL employee onsite to facilitate rapid issue resolution and communication between the laboratories. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate. DTED provides support to Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Programs.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Advise the LANL PA on pit design questions.
  • Work with members of the LANL PA to disposition non-conforming products.
  • Generate Engineering Authorizations related to product acceptance.
  • Represent the LLNL DA on Failure Modes and Effect Analysis teams.
  • Assist with Engineering Evaluations performed on LANL manufacturing processes. Participate in engineering testing operations, analyze results, and write reports.
  • Be a conduit back to LLNL to rapidly communicate and resolve manufacturing issues.
  • Interface with other organizations internal and external to the Laboratory to complete various projects.
  • Work independently as well as a part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 level

  • Provide engineering knowledge to resolve technical and programmatic issues.
  • Perform independent technical tasks to provide solutions for a diverse range of moderate to complex issues.

  • This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at the time of hire.
  • Bachelor's degree in physical science, engineering, or other relevant discipline or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience working at or with DoD, NNSA, or other U.S. Government agencies.
  • Experience in reviewing and interpreting technical drawings and product design definitions.
  • Ability to produce written and other products often on extremely short timelines.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to lead.
  • Proficiency in NAP 401.1, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), and ASTM/ISO (American Society for Testing and Materials/International Organizations for Standardization standards.
  • Familiarity with Defense Programs Business Process Systems (DPBPS).
  • Experience working with other DoD and DOE/NNSA Laboratories.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% time between Los Alamos, NM and Livermore, CA, or other DOE complex sites as needed.

Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level

  • Master's degree in Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Product Realization Process.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience using Windchill and generating Engineering Authorizations.
  • Ability to interpret specifications and mechanical drawings including (GD&T).
  • Knowledge of nuclear facility operations.
  • Experience working in an environment with stringent safety and security policies.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

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  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

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Security Clearance

This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

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Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

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This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Advise the LANL PA on pit design questions.
  • Work with members of the LANL PA to disposition non-conforming products.
  • Generate Engineering Authorizations related to product acceptance.
  • Represent the LLNL DA on Failure Modes and Effect Analysis teams.
  • Assist with Engineering Evaluations performed on LANL manufacturing processes. Participate in engineering testing operations, analyze results, and write reports.
  • Be a conduit back to LLNL to rapidly communicate and resolve manufacturing issues.
  • Interface with other organizations internal and external to the Laboratory to complete various projects.
  • Work independently as well as a part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 level

  • Provide engineering knowledge to resolve technical and programmatic issues.
  • Perform independent technical tasks to provide solutions for a diverse range of moderate to complex issues.
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  • This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at the time of hire.
  • Bachelor's degree in physical science, engineering, or other relevant discipline or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience working at or with DoD, NNSA, or other U.S. Government agencies.
  • Experience in reviewing and interpreting technical drawings and product design definitions.
  • Ability to produce written and other products often on extremely short timelines.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to lead.
  • Proficiency in NAP 401.1, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), and ASTM/ISO (American Society for Testing and Materials/International Organizations for Standardization standards.
  • Familiarity with Defense Programs Business Process Systems (DPBPS).
  • Experience working with other DoD and DOE/NNSA Laboratories.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% time between Los Alamos, NM and Livermore, CA, or other DOE complex sites as needed.

Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level

  • Master's degree in Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Product Realization Process.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience using Windchill and generating Engineering Authorizations.
  • Ability to interpret specifications and mechanical drawings including (GD&T).
  • Knowledge of nuclear facility operations.
  • Experience working in an environment with stringent safety and security policies.

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Posted: 2022-03-02 Expires: 2022-06-09

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