Los Alamos National Laboratory Development and Fabrication Tec 4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Use your electrical skills to do something truly remarkable. Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for a senior-level, skilled Electrical Technician to join our Fabrication and Assembly Team. Our members often work in multiple disciplines and have the opportunity to learn new methods, as well as develop new techniques. This is truly a great opportunity to further your career in unique ways while contributing directly to national security.
The Automaton and Process Controls Group (E-3) is responsible for the design, development, and field support of data acquisition systems, process control systems, machine control systems, and safety systems used for the Plutonium Sustainment and The Advanced Recovery and Integrated Extraction System programs as well as a variety of additional programs throughout the Laboratory. This is an expert-level technician position. Principal responsibilities will be to design, develop, assemble and install electrical/electronic systems and control systems while following appropriate engineering standards. You will have the opportunity to mentor junior technicians. Some of these activities will be performed in the plutonium facility.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Senior level expertise in electrical systems, electronics, engineering standards, and control systems. Extensive experience and knowledge of equipment rack design, fabrication, assembly, installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of electrical/electronic/control systems. Knowledgeable of National Electrical Code installation and design requirements.
Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience reading/modifying/following mechanical and electrical schematics
System Use and Maintenance
Demonstrated experience using and maintaining electrical, pneumatic, vacuum, and/or hydraulic systems, including the ability to develop technical solutions to complex problems related to equipment/system usage and/or maintenance. Familiar with the use of electronic test equipment (scopes, meters, etc.) for troubleshooting control systems.
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse team of professional technicians, including the ability to leverage ingenuity, creativity, and personal independence to support multiple concurrent team tasks with changing programmatic priorities.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
Requires an Associate’s degree in a related field and five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Additional Technical Skills
Knowledgeable in the areas of programmable logic controller (PLC) design and installation, Human Machine Interface (HMI) operation, and communications protocols. Knowledge of the theory and operation of field transducers such as flowmeters, valves, thermocouples, etc.
Demonstrated experience developing electrical design packages (AutoCAD Electrical)
Experience, specialized training, and/or knowledge of working in a radiological or nuclear facility, including a demonstrated commitment to safety and security.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year .
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 in bullet style and preferably with examples.
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 childbirth 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)
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.
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. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
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.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
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 PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Greathouse, Khalid T (Khi)
Vacancy Name: IRC90914
Organization Name E-3/Process Automation & Control
Minimum Salary 64400
Maximum Salary 102300
Req ID: IRC90914
Category: Science/Eng Tech Support