Feb 11, 2008

Applications wanted for Machinist Apprenticeship Program

February 11, 2008

Applications are being accepted for the Machinist Apprenticeship Program sponsored by the Laboratory and Northern New Mexico College.

The Machinist Apprenticeship Program provides apprentices with classroom instruction and on-the-job experience in machine tool operations. Apprentices work under a professional machinist and receive the education and experience required for certification from the New Mexico State Apprenticeship Council as journeyman machinists. Apprentices also receive a salary during their tenure, according to the MAP salary structure and budget.

The Lab restored a Machinist Apprenticeship Program to relieve the need for certified machinists at the Lab. Apprentices are regularly hired as full-time machinists at the Lab after the completion of the program.

The Machinist Apprenticeship Program is open to all Laboratory and non-Laboratory U.S. citizens over 18 years old. Applicants must be able to obtain a Department of Energy Q clearance, should have a high-school diploma and an aptitude in mechanics/machining.

The deadline to apply for the program is April 25.

For information on application requirements and processes, contact Melanie Martinez of Deployed Shops (PF-DS) at 7-0360, or write to map_@lanl.gov by electronic mail.

Application information can be submitted to Martinez at Mail Stop D471.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I study plutonium machining
I love my classes
I got a crazy teacher, he wears a respirator
Things are going great, and they're only getting better
I'm doing all right, getting good grades
The future's so bright, I got lead underwear

I've got a job waiting for my graduation
Fifty thou a year -- buys a lot of beer
Things are going great, and they're only getting better
I'm doing all right, getting good grades
The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades

Well I'm heavenly blessed and worldly wise
I'm a peeping-tom techie with x-ray eyes
Things are going great, and they're only getting better
I'm doing all right, getting good grades
The future's so bright, I gotta wear a glovebox!

I study plutonium machining
I love my classes
I got a crazy teacher, he wears a respirator
Things are going great, and they're only getting better
I'm doing all right, getting good grades
The future's so bright, I gotta wear a glovebox

I gotta wear a glovebox, I gotta wear a glovebox!

Anonymous said...

I thought there was a hiring freeze. Oh wait a minute; the hiring freeze was for scientific work.

Anonymous said...

7:04 PM - the hiring freeze only applies to people they don't want to hire. Chemistry has been hiring fast and furious since June 1, 2006 and it has not stopped. We even have numerous unfunded mandates that have been thrust upon us from above ...

Anonymous said...

It comes as no surprise a program that actually WORKS and gives people a chance to learn a skilled trade would be attacked by the moron known as 1:26 PM.
The only thing he's learned to do well is be an ignorant asshole.

Anonymous said...

That's an attack? Watch a Timbuk3 video and get a sense of humor.

Anonymous said...

Maybe some of those PhD scientists who lost their WFO funding could join the program and be of use to the laboratory.