Special Materials Machinist 4/5

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Masterson, Clinton Thomas (Clint)

Type of Job

Physical - Onsite

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About the job

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Special Materials Machinist 4 or 5 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.

Sigma Division is looking for a highly motivated machinist to work with existing staff to support component manufacturing in Sigma. The successful applicant will join the Sigma staff to perform manufacturing operations, primarily machining, on a wide range of materials, including some unique special materials with specific hazards (radiation, toxicity, etc.), to produce high quality components and subassemblies in support of production/experimental programs as well as special projects.

Special Materials Machinist 4 ($77,300 - $126,000)
The successful candidate will:
Perform precision measurements using hand tools to ensure quality requirements are met
Use of hand tools and supporting shop equipment with no supervision
Setup and operate manual equipment (lathes, mills, grinders, etc.) with no supervision
Setup and operate CNC equipment (lathes, mills, EDMs, waterjets, etc.) with no supervision
Create CAD/CAM files (such as Camworks, MasterCam, etc.) and G&M code
Manufacture complex parts made from difficult materials with exacting tolerances, from drawings, sketches, and verbal instructions
Performing machining of materials in gloveboxes on small CNC machines
Review designs and advise on part manufacturability, cost, and schedule
Documentation of work performed. Reporting of results to supervisor or customers orally or in writing
Training and mentoring of others
Use of classified computing for programming of machine tools
Operation of crane and forklifts

Special Materials Machinist 5 ($85,400 - $139,600)
In addition to what was outlined above, the Special Materials Machinist 5 will :
Advise on methods and processes
Develop new principles, techniques, or manufacturing methods (SME for process and/or equipment)
Support installation, testing, and operation of new equipment as well as support removal of legacy equipment
Independently check part requirements related to product quality
Planning "next stages" of technical work and presenting viable alternatives

Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of applied shop mathematics

  • Comprehensive understanding of machining processes, tools, and operations to obtain various tolerances

  • Comprehensive knowledge of applied material properties

  • Comprehensive knowledge and ability to read and interpret engineering drawings

  • Expert ability performing precision measurements

  • Expert ability to use hand tools and supporting shop equipment

  • Expert ability to setup operate manual equipment

  • Expert ability to setup and operate CNC equipment

  • Expert ability to create CAD/CAM files or G&M code

  • Expert ability to manufacture complex parts made from difficult materials with exacting tolerances

  • Experience with 5-axis CNC machining

  • Ability to read and understand new procedures and protocols toward long-range goals

  • Ability to review designs and advise on part manufacturability, cost and schedule

  • Ability to train and mentor others

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires US citizenship

Additional Job Requirements for Special Materials Machinist 5:

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

  • Advanced level; has demonstrated knowledge and skills in their technical specialty. Uses ability as a skilled specialist to lead the development of techniques and completes work in innovative and effective ways. Apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts. Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts

  • Advanced knowledge of applied shop mathematics

  • Advanced understanding of machining processes, tools, and operations to obtain various tolerances

  • Advanced knowledge of applied material properties

  • Advanced knowledge and ability to read and interpret engineering drawings

  • Master ability performing precision measurements

  • Master ability to use hand tools and supporting shop equipment

  • Master ability to setup operate manual equipment

  • Master ability to setup and operate CNC equipment

  • Master ability to create CAD/CAM files or G&M code

  • Master ability to manufacture complex parts made from difficult materials with exacting tolerances

  • Ability to develop new principles, techniques, or manufacturing methods and willingness to lead in their implementation

Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires an Associate's Degree (AAS) in Machining Technologies or equivalent precision metalworking program AND 6 years of experience; OR 8 years prototype experience OR Journeyperson qualification program AND 6 years of experience.

Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires an Associate's Degree (AAS) in Machining Technologies or equivalent precision metalworking program AND 10 years of experience; OR 12 years prototype experience OR Journeyperson qualification program AND 10 years of experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in machining hazardous materials and handling classified matter

  • Crane and forklift operator

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Fine motor control, Carry 30+ pounds, Lifting 30+ pounds

Benefits

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)

Sigma Division focuses on materials science and engineering, emphasizing metallurgical processes and research in support of the experimental testing program at Los Alamos. The Division is a service oriented capability that supports a broad customer base, both internal and external to LANL, with high quality one of a kind prototype components. The work ranges from unclassified to TS/SCI level security and covers all materials from hydrogen to uranium on the periodic chart.
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.

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