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Los Alamos National Laboratory Procurement Engineer (Engineering Technologist 1/2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Engineering Technologist 1 or 2 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

The Supply Chain Management Group (ORI-3) is seeking Procurement Engineers (Engineering Technologists) to join our team! ORI-3 is under the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Operational Readiness Implementation Division Office (ORI-DO) and provides an array of procurement engineering, procurement, and warehousing support services that are critical to operations and the success of the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Production (ALDWP), and other directorates working together to achieve mission success.

The selected candidate(s) will perform Procurement Engineering activities for Construction Projects and /or Maintenance Activities in support of initiatives in or around LANL’s TA-55. The primary function will be to serve as intermediary between engineering functions and procurement. The successful candidate will be able to effectively interpret technical requirements and present those requirements in a structured manner to allow for efficient procurements.

Engineering Technologist 1 ($79,200 - $129,000)

This candidate will be responsible for extracting technical data from engineering drawings and specifications to ensure materials procured meet design specifications as they pertain to national codes and standards as well as quality requirements. This individual will manage a consolidated bill of materials (CBOM), and interface with procurement and warehousing teams as materials are made available to support facility and programmatic objectives.

Engineering Technologist 2 ($87,200 - $142,500)

In addition to the duties outlined above for the Engineering Technologist 1 level, the Engineering Technologist 2 should be able to work independently, effectively represent the ORI-3 Group in IPT and other meetings, and provide guidance to customers and junior personnel.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Familiarity with reviewing technical specifications and engineering design drawings to extract technical information.

  • Basic understanding of national codes and standards used to establish material characteristics.

  • Basic knowledge of QA standards and applicability.

  • Ability to handle multiple activities with minimum supervision.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office – Access, Excel & Word, along with experience using other relevant software programs.

  • Ability to deliver clear and concise written and oral communication.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting to deliver outstanding customer service.

  • Basic understanding of the supply chain management process and strategies.

Additional Job Requirements for Engineering Technologist 2:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

  • Experience with engineering principles and basic technical responsibilities, including design and systems technology.

  • Ability to work independently, and take initiative to perform tasks that will provide succinct communication and guidance to customers and junior personnel.

  • Understanding and experience using QA standards.

  • Familiarity with developing and submitting pre-procurement and submittal evidence packages.

  • Awareness of industry, regulatory, or DOE/NNSA complex codes, standards, and criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline.

  • Previous materials management experience.

  • Ability to work and function with a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced environment.

  • Familiarity with construction disciplines to ate least include electrical and mechanical sysems.

  • Familiarity with engineering technical standards to include ASTM and/or ASME standards.

Education/Experience for Engineering Technologist 1: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology, Science, Math or related degree from an accredited institution and 2 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Education/Experience for Engineering Technologist 2: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology, Science, Math or related degree and 5 years of directly related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • DOE Q Clearance

  • LANL HRP participant

  • Knowledge of relevant Laboratory procedures, standards and guides.

  • Knowledge of industry, regulatory, or DOE/NNSA Complex specific codes, standards

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 provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above.

  • 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.

  • Evaluation of applications will commence immediately

  • This vacancy will close at COB, July 22, 2022; however, if there is an adequate applicant pool, this job may close as early as June 29, 2022.

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.

The Operational Readiness Division (ORI) provides the necessary business process and support functions to ensure Los Alamos National Laboratory, through the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Production (ALDWP), successfully executes its mission assignments involving nuclear and explosive materials, science, technology, and weapons components. ORI partners with the ADPSM Engineering, Operations, and Program Management Divisions and with the ADNHHO Facility Operations Directors at TA-55 and TA-22 to achieve mission success.

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. SeeDOE 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.

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 PolicyPolicy P701for 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 Status

Full Time

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Contact Name Robinson, Loren
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Vacancy Name: IRC111289
Organization Name ORI-3/Supply Chain Management
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Req ID: IRC111289
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