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Los Alamos National Laboratory Mechanical Engineering Post Master's Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Advanced Nuclear Technology Group (NEN‐2) conducts research, development, training and operations in the application of passive and active nuclear measurement techniques, as well as radiography. Applications of primary interest to the group include weapons of mass destruction, emergency response programs, intelligence support activities, and international treaty verification. NEN‐2 also conducts nuclear criticality research supporting basic research in nuclear chain‐reacting systems and contributing to arms control and treaty verification, waste assay, safeguards and accountability, and environmental restoration. A key component of the NEN‐2 mission is to teach a wide variety of personnel how to safely handle, detect, characterize, and manage nuclear materials. NEN‐2 staff members conduct classes in criticality safety, nuclear materials handling methods, and nuclear instrumentation. NEN critical thinking approach ‐ improving collaboration and safety culture/questioning attitude. NEN‐2 works closely with NCERC Facility Operations (NCERC‐FO) and Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS) at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) to execute unique nuclear critical and subcritical experiments. NEN‐2 likewise works closely with the Nuclear Criticality Safety Division.

The successful Post Masters Student candidate will perform the following duties in this position:

  • Implement the engineering design process to R&D applications

  • Develop CAD models for prototypical experiment hardware

  • Prepare detail, assembly, schematic, and installation type 2D drawings in accordance with LANL standards

  • Perform thermal, structural, mechanical, electromagnetic, and neutronic analyses for experiment designs

  • Assist staff with creating, testing, and installing prototypical hardware and software

  • Present R&D results to peers via internal, conference, or journal papers

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Mechanical Design

  • Knowledge and experience developing design solutions for mechanical hardware using commercial software (e.g. SolidWorks, Creo, Fusion 360)

  • Demonstrated experience creating engineering drawings

Engineering Analysis

  • Experience using multiphysics software (e.g. ANSYS, COMSOL) and the ability to verify the results using hand calculations

  • Familiarity with deterministic and Monte Carlo neutron/gamma transport codes and methods

Instrumentation

  • Familiarity with operating instrumentation and/or data acquisition systems for measuring temperature, pressure, strain, and/or vibration

Communication

  • Ability to schedule, execute, and meet milestones

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Demonstrated experience planning and executing research projects

Clearance

  • Ability to obtain Q Clearance.

Notes to Applicants:

Education/Experience : Master of Science or Master of Engineering in Mechanical, Materials, Electrical, or Nuclear Engineering at time of hire or within the last three years with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

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

Clearance: L (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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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.

For general program information refer to theStudentProgramsweb page.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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Appointment Type

GRA

GRA

Contact Details
Contact Name Thomas, Kristin Sue
Email ksthomas@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC83404
Organization Name NEN-2/Advanced Nuclear Technology
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC83404
Category: Student - Post Master

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