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  • Kick off a lasting career at Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Enabling credible and sustainable strategic deterrence for the nation

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is the place for early- and mid-career professionals to join our crucial mission in support of national security. Whether you're coming from a government facility, another national laboratory, the private sector or have just finished your degree, at Los Alamos you will find a diverse workplace with roles of all kinds and endless upward momentum for a long-lasting and ever-changing career. We have an exceptional safety and compliance culture working under government security clearance standards and a highly skilled workforce who specialize in everything from engineering, material handling, facility maintenance, equipment operating, and a full suite of non-technical roles.


    Continue your career at Los Alamos

    Our missions include plutonium pit production, plutonium processing and disposition, detonator production, manufacturing for NASA deep space missions, surveillance, materials management, and waste operations. Learn more in this video.

    The nation’s only full capability plutonium facility

    At Los Alamos, the Plutonium Facility, known as PF-4, is the nation’s premiere plutonium science and manufacturing facility. Organized under the associate laboratory directorate of Weapons Production (ALDWP), PF-4 missions enable credible and sustainable strategic deterrence for the Nation through our research, development and production programs. Many other facilities within ALDWP also support non-nuclear production, including detonators and weapons components.

    ALDWP is a growing organization with more than 1,500 employees and ample opportunities for mid-career technicians, operators, chemists, administrators, engineers and more coming from Colorado or across the nation.

    A place to prosper

    • A Unique Setting

      LANL’s Plutonium Facility, known as PF-4, is the nation’s most modern plutonium science and manufacturing facility and is the only fully operational plutonium facility with complete process and analysis capabilities in the nation. You’ll be inspired by our mission, our people and the scope of our facilities.

    • Big benefits

      LANL not only offers highly competitive compensation, but also great health insurance options, a best-in-class 401(k) with up to 6% matching and an additional 3.5% non-elective employer contribution, plus tuition assistance. Time off benefits include instantly accruing Paid Time Off, Compassionate Care leave, paid holidays and more.

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    • Relocation costs covered

      Our generous relocation package will help make your move easy. Relocation reimbursement covers one house-hunting trip, packing and shipping of your household items, mileage, rental car or flight costs, pet transport, vehicle shipment, and more. With a job at LANL, your move to New Mexico will be covered.

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    Life in Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Enjoy a great life in the healthiest county in the U.S. Los Alamos and its neighboring residential community White Rock are surrounded by national forest lands, parks and endless adventure for hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, bird watchers, skiers and more.

    You can be on the trail within a few minutes of getting off shift, and enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine throughout the year. Many employees also live in nearby communities such as Española, Santa Fe and Rio Rancho, where both the activities and housing offer a different set of options and awe-inspiring views.

    Featured Positions

    • R&D Engineer

      Research and Development (R&D) Engineers are responsible for providing integrated R&D to address engineering challenges in LANL’s Plutonium Facility. Applying engineering principles, theories, concepts, and practices to contribute to solutions for a broad range of technical challenges of national importance, members of this team assist in the research, design, testing, analysis, verification and validation of engineering and technology solutions in support of R&D and Operations initiatives.

    • Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Tech

      Nuclear & Hazardous Materials Techs play an integral role in our operations by ensuring safe, efficient, and compliant waste management across a variety of our facilities. From handling drums or forklifts to documenting hazardous or radiological materials to managing storage areas, members of this team play a key role in the Laboratory’s nuclear material handling in direct support of the nuclear deterrence mission.

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    • Technical Project Manager

      Technical Project Managers are responsible for collecting, managing, and converting raw data into useful information that can be interpreted and consumed by engineers and managers for process improvement and decision making. With demonstrated knowledge of data management and experience in planning and data systems, you’ll be responsible for aligning that data with multiple production management requirements in our Plutonium Facility’s day-to-day operations.

    • Program Manager

      As a program manager at Los Alamos, you will provide leadership, vision, strategic and tactical planning, and overall direction for execution of a given national security portfolio. We rely on you to serve as a liaison across agencies throughout the national security enterprise, negotiating and authorizing resources, planning progress against milestones and creating an environment for cross-agency collaboration and teamwork.

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    • Engineering Technologist

      Engineering Technologists execute and use the principles of mechanical and electrical engineering to solve technical problems in support of engineering for plutonium pit manufacturing and surveillance in the nuclear stockpile work at Los Alamos. We rely on this position to support engineering and the development of tooling and equipment for various projects. Engineering Technologists have technical knowledge of CNC machines and programming and are committed to continuous improvement.

    • Research Tech

      As a research technician, you will work in a team environment within LANL's nuclear facility to manufacture product, support material movement and support glove box operations. The majority of the daily work is "hands-on" glovebox work in support of plutonium processing. You will be responsible to have a depth of understanding of Conduct of Operations, nuclear criticality safety, material control and accountability, radiological safety, and environment compliance requirements and your work will play a key role in national strategic deterrence.

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    Not sure where you fit?

    Fill out this form with your resume and our team will help point you in the right direction. If you have problems with the link or submission of your resume, please email us at aldwp-questions@lanl.gov