Mechanical Engineering Post Master Student

Updated: about 2 months ago

What You Will Do

The selected applicants will use their knowledge of mechanical engineering principles to solve problems and execute an interesting, diverse and complex array of projects to meet the needs of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and our external customers. Applicants will be expected to have earned their Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering (or a closely related field) within the past three years.

Successful applicants will perform the following duties in this position:

  • Participate as a team member, on component or sub-system hardware design and/or testing

  • Author engineering documents such as test plans, test procedures, test reports and engineering requirements

  • Solve straightforward mechanical engineering problems in support of hardware design and/or testing : o Design test hardware, fixturing and tooling o Complete engineering analysis for test hardware design and test planning o Determine and implement instrumentation and data acquisition solutions o Complete uncertainty analyses

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of CAD modeling and drawing creation

  • Basic understanding of the scientific method and how to utilize it for mechanical hardware testing

  • Basic understanding of mechanical engineering design principles

  • Successful experience working in an integrated team environment

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Education/Experience : Position requires a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (or a closely related field) from an ABET accredited institution within the last three years.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience using SolidWorks or Creo

  • Experience using ANSYS or Abaqus

  • Experience with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) of mechanical hardware

  • Formal project management training

  • System and subsystem qualification testing or analysis experience

  • Active DOE or DOD security clearance

Note to Applicants:

Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.

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

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 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.

  • 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.

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.

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.

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.

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.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Greathouse, Khalid T (Khi)
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC85832
Organization Name E-1/Engineering Technology and Design-Mechanical and Thermal Engineering
Minimum Salary
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Req ID: IRC85832
Category: Student - Post Master

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