Description:

What You Will Do


The Nuclear Materials Science Group (MST-16) is seeking candidates for a Manufacturing Manager 3 position. The duties of a successful MM3 include, but are not limited to:

Report to the MST-16 Group Leader with regular updates and assist in the oversight of manufacturing and R&D activities for multidisciplinary production and scientific projects involving actinide materials

Enable team execution of work that supports programmatic milestones and deliverables, primarily within the TA-55 Plutonium Facility, the Radiological Laboratory/Utility/Office Building (RLUOB) and other radiological facilities in which MST-16 has operations.

Serve as the First Line Manager and Operation Responsible Supervisor to oversee the daily activities of scientists, engineers, technologists, technicians, and skilled support employees within a team

Ensure compliant execution of work according to a master production schedule within a Nuclear Facility through the support of scheduling tools such as WIPS, OPS, MRP, and P6.

Engage in work package development, budget oversight and management, resource management, and strategic objective planning in support of group deliverables and milestones

Engage with key team stakeholders and operational partners such as: Group Management, MST-16 Support Staff, Program Office personnel, Safety Basis Personnel, Facilities Personnel, Maintenance Support Staff, and external Group and Division partners or customers.

Facilitate operational stand ups and work authorizations in response to facility pauses or work stoppages.

Ensure adherence to Conduct of Operations through: worker qualification and authorization reviews; verification that administrative and operating procedures are current, understood and adhered to before releasing work; and compliance with nuclear facility requirements.

Work with Group Management and Support Staff to determine team workflow priorities, while managing time effectively to deal with changing priorities.

Demonstrate effective teamwork in accomplishing objectives, including mentoring and motivating peers.

Identifying and implementing continuous process improvement initiatives to maintain an agile and resilient workforce.

Promote and exhibit positive behavioral values through personal example, personnel conflict management, and team culture development.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Demonstrated record of successful technical leadership and proven ability in supervising, resolving conflicts, administering discipline, mentoring, motivating employees, and developing personnel.

Knowledge of materials characterization, metallography, or related aspects of materials science and engineering.

Demonstrated experience in coordinating work activities in a highly regulated environment and tracking/reporting progress on a regular cadence.

Thorough knowledge of and experience performing work in a manufacturing environment and executing work in compliance with facility requirements, conduct of operations, conduct of engineering, and conduct of maintenance standards.

Demonstrated experience working with confidential personnel information, confidential or proprietary information, classified documents or sensitive information.

Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills

Demonstrated interpersonal skills, ability to interact with all levels of personnel and customers.

Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which usually requires US citizenship.


Education/Experience: Position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution and 5 years of related experience with 4 years of Nuclear experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary team of technicians, engineers, generators and professional staff.

Demonstrated experience of work execution in compliance with PF-4 facility requirements, glovebox work, and/or experience with fissionable or hazardous material management.

Knowledgeable in Integrated Work Management (IWM) and integrated safety and security management (ISSM) procedures.

Experience with nuclear high hazard facility operating requirements, safety authorization basis and/or Conduct of Operations planning and execution.

In Depth knowledge of MST-16 and its programs, such as metallography.

Active Q Clearance and HRP


Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.


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.


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 gym and wellness programs

Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)


Nuclear Materials Science (MST-16) is an international leader in plutonium science and engineering and supports a variety of fundamental to applied programs, including Plutonium Sustainment, Pit Surveillance, the Science Program, Life Extension Programs, Advanced Certification, various global security programs, and Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) projects. MST-16 maintains a multidisciplinary expertise in actinide materials science and engages in areas important to Laboratory missions, including material characterization, phase stability, mechanical and dynamic properties, aging, electronic structure, corrosion, and surface science. Our work takes place in the Plutonium Facility (PF-4), the Radiological Laboratory/Utility/Office Building (RLUOB), the Target Fabrication Facility (TFF), and numerous other facilities at LANL and across the country.


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.


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.


Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.


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 call1-505-665-4444option 1.


Appointment Type

Contact Details

Contact Name Masterson, Clinton Thomas (Clint)

Email ctmasterson@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-396-0294

Vacancy Name: IRC85301

Organization Name MST-16/Nuclear Materials Science

Minimum Salary 125200

Maximum Salary 210600

Req ID: IRC85301

Category: Other

About Los Alamos National Laboratory:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is the premier laboratory within the Department of Energy. With the mission focus of National Security to the United States of America, Los Alamos has been at the forefront of science, technology, and engineering and has charged new paths of discovery. The Lab has contributed to everything from exploring new worlds to providing solutions to everyday life. Los Alamos has been the answer for generations and will continue to be for generations come.

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