Designer/Drafter 4
Los Alamos National Laboratory - Los Alamos, NM

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The Weapons Component Manufacturing Process Science & Technology group provides versatile design and technical support capability primarily for Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Pit Manufacturing program activities and is responsible for conducting process development and improvement operations to ensure manufacturing production capability exists to maintain the US Nuclear Enduring Stockpile.

As part of the WCM-2 design team reporting directly to the First Line Manufacturing Manager, the successful candidate will provide Pro-Engineering/Solidworks/AutoCad models and drawings (by working with numerous process, design and quality engineers and operators) that will be used to evaluate, improve and integrate prototype-tooling, equipment, advanced technology, glove boxes and facility activities.

Key Position Requirements

Advanced knowledge of Pro-Engineer, SolidWorks, AutoCad, Engineering Standards, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Proven ability to effectively and efficiently provide high quality models and drawings with adherence to the associated standards and collaborate with Integrated Project Team members. Demonstrated experience in successfully producing mechanical/electrical assemblies, components and sub-component models and drawings related to tooling fixtures, equipment, advanced technology concepts and glove box design. Experience and/or knowledge working with classified systems and components, configuration management systems (e.g. PDM Link), Microsoft applications, inspection tools, facility design as-builts, installation plans within nuclear facilities.

Job Description
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Uses computer-aided design (CAD) equipment to produce unique drawings/layouts of non-standard components, facilities and/or systems. Generates complete design packages for complex components, facilities and/or systems and resolves design package issues. Independently defines design requirements and obtains customer approval. Reviews group standards and proposes improvements. Defines modeling structure for large, complex design projects. Applies engineering design principles to design and fabricate complex and/or non-standard components and assemblies. Performs complex calculations in support of unique technical problems. Determines budget and schedule information. Determines fabrication, construction, operation, and maintenance requirements for project. Works independently and as part of a team. Leads projects and supervises work. Leads process improvement activities. Job Duties

Safety and security are primary responsibilities for all Laboratory employees. Maintains required safety and security training and assures compliance; makes safety and security an integral part of every task. Takes steps to stop work if unsafe conditions exist or security is compromised.

Knowledgeable of engineering policies, programs, procedures and practices.

Applies advanced knowledge and skills to complete specialized tasks; has full knowledge of other related disciplines.

Works directly with customer to define requirements for the design solution. Makes significant contribution to the development and design of large projects.

Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments, which may be completed without established procedures.

May provide project lead and estimating functions.

Acts as site expert in one or more disciplines.

Applies cross-functional knowledge to resolve design issues.

Applies advanced technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques in the completion of complex work assignments.

Uses high-level, three-dimensional parametric CAD systems. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of second CAD system.

Adheres to modeling standards optimizing CAD best practices for efficiency and achievability.

Coordinates design drawings and models with other disciplines and with client, and clarifies and/or resolves issues.

Develops design solutions for unique and non-standard design challenges in either static or dynamic applications. Understands and applies design limits in non- routine environments.

Applies advanced knowledge of engineering materials and their suitability for complex component fabrication. Makes materials decisions of design packages.

Works with engineers to create dimensioning strategies.

Mentors lower-level designers in American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Y14.5 or Laboratory drafting manual, as appropriate for job duties.

Performs off-project design reviews.

Participates in the selection of automation tools for design.

Utilizes working knowledge of three-dimensional (3D) model report generation.

May perform drawing checks.

Work is performed without significant direction. Completed work is reviewed from the perspective of desired results.

Provides technical solutions to complex and/or unique problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity, creativity and independence. Solutions are frequently original and impact the outcome of the entire project. Usually includes some responsibility for coordination and participation in developing the final product.

Approves non-conformance reports and evaluates potential design changes to eliminate future problems.

Promotes a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Job Knowledge

Advanced knowledge of computer-aided drafting techniques, CAD modeling and design and high-level 3-D parametric CAD systems. Proficient knowledge of second CAD system.

Advanced knowledge of complex mathematical formulas and computations.

Advanced knowledge of engineering work planning and control methods.

Advanced knowledge of engineering principles and basic technical responsibilities within designated discipline.

Advanced knowledge of relevant Laboratory procedures, standards and guides.

Advanced knowledge of industry, regulatory, or Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) complex codes, standards, and criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline. Education

Position typically requires a recognized associate's degree in an engineering or technical subject, or equivalent, with four-to-six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Direction
A. Supervision Received

Receives operational supervision from designated supervisor and technical direction from engineers and supervising designers.

B. Supervision Exercised

Provides some supervision. May assign tasks to and monitor work of employees in the group when assigned lead responsibility.

C. Contacts

Regular contact with Laboratory personnel, management, engineers and other designers and drafters.
This description is not intended to be a complete statement of every aspect of the position, but rather to act as a guide to the essential functions to be performed. Assigned functions of this job may vary, and other duties and responsibilities may be assigned or changed at the discretion of management.

Notes To Applicants

Associates degree in related field or job-related experience may be substituted. Applicants must have the ability to obtain a Q clearance and are subject to the requirements of the Human Reliability Program (HRP). For full consideration, interviewees shall provide sample work credentials directly related to the key requirements of the position at the time of the interview.

Physical Job Requirements: Color discrimination, reading vision, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), standing, walking, typing or keyboarding, lifting and carrying 1 - 5 pounds, working alone, working overtime or irregular schedule, working off-shift/rotating schedule, domestic/foreign travel, work near sources of ionizing radiation, work near sources of non-ionizing radiation, work with weapons or explosives, work near machinery with moving parts, dusts or powders, sprays, mists, or vapors, safety glasses or eye protection, mask or respirator, hearing protection, gloves or hand protection, safety shoes or protective foot gear.

This position is subject to DOE Order 5480.20A, 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. All candidates invited for an interview must meet those requirements.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a pre-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Human Reliability Program (HRP)

This position is subject to the requirements of the Human Reliability Program (HRP). All candidates invited for an interview must consent to be in the HRP at the time of the interview. Only the selected candidate will be subject to the requirements of HRP, which includes a pre-employment background check, a counterintelligence-scope polygraph, medical examination including psychological evaluations, and drug/alcohol testing.

Government Conflict of Interest

To ensure that you and LANL avoid any potential conflicts of interest, all current/former Government Officials must read and respond, if applicable, to the LANL Applicant Disclosure Form .


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