Los Alamos National Laboratory Electrical/Mechanical Tec 4/5 (Engineered Systems Tec 4/5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Come join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world.

As a member of J-8, the Engineered Systems Tec 4/5 will provide electrical and mechanical support for the installation and upgrades to fabrication equipment to include manual and CNC machining equipment, hydraulic presses and other general shop equipment. Specifically, the Engineered Systems Tec will work in a team environment supporting the design and installation of equipment within a High Explosives (HE) fabrication environment. This will include operations, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, and upgrades to standard and custom fabrication equipment.

Roles and responsibilities include:

Engineered Systems Tec 4 ($60,400-$95,900)

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Working from electrical schematics and mechanical drawings to install custom equipment within an HE environment

  • Troubleshoot machine installations to validate proper machine operations

  • Aid in defining facility modifications necessary to support new equipment installations

  • Working on equipment used for fabrication of hazardous materials, typically high explosives.

  • Acquire and maintain pertinent certifications and qualifications to support installation and maintenance of equipment.

  • Occasional overtime may be required.

Engineered Systems Tec 5 ($72,500-$118,200)In addition to the duties outlined above, the (higher level title) will be required to:

  • Design custom electrical and mechanical systems to support HE machining operations

  • Work with group ESO to ensure electrical safety throughout entire facility

  • Support the maintenance team in the repair of existing equipment

  • Aid in developing specifications for vendor supplied custom equipment

  • Train and mentor other employees.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience working safely with electrical equipment powered by 480VAC and 208VAC facility power.

  • Demonstrated experience fabricating, assembling, and testing electronic/electrical systems.

  • Demonstrated experience fabricating, assembling, and testing mechanical systems.

  • Demonstrated experience performing installation, maintenance, and repairs on complex equipment and systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently troubleshoot and repair equipment at the system level in the field and at component level in the laboratory using a variety of electronics bench instrumentation, such as digital oscilloscopes, DVMs, pulse generators, etc.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills with a strong ability to interact with all levels of staff and management.

Additional Job Requirements for Engineered Systems Tec 5:In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Special Materials Machinist 5 level requires:

  • Demonstrated ability to read and create schematics with Autocad or similar program.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience designing electronic/electrical systems.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience designing mechanical systems.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in maintaining system and process documentation.

  • Ability to be a technical leader within the organization, including training and mentoring other employees.

Desired Skills:

  • LANL Electrical Safety Officer qualified

  • Experience operating fabrication equipment including mills, lathes, saws and grinders

  • Experience working in a facility supporting equipment that fabricates hazardous materials

  • Experience in the maintenance of manual and CNC equipment

  • Programming experience with PLCs or LabVIEW

  • Active DOE Q Clearance or DOD Top Secret Clearance.

Engineered Systems Tec 4 Education Required:Position typically requires a high school diploma and four-to-six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be expected, including associate’s degrees and graduation from technical institutions.

Engineered Systems Tec 5 Education Required:Position typically requires a high school diploma and a minimum six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be expected, including associate’s degrees and graduation from technical institutions.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): peripheral vision, depth perception, reading vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 hz), standing, walking, bending, crouching, twisting the trunk or back, balancing, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, applying torque with hands or arms, gripping with the hands, pressing with hands or arms, pushing with hands or arms, pulling with hands or arms, typing or keyboarding, fine motor control, use of both hands, use of both arms, use of both legs, use of both feet, lifting 30+ pounds, carrying 30+ pounds.

Additional Details:

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.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

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 regards 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The LANL Integrated Weapons Experiments (J) Division addresses national security challenges by executing mission-driven, large-scale, integrated experiments, emphasizing sub-critical experiments, hydrodynamic tests, focused experiments, and tests of engineered systems. The Division develops the workforce, facilities, technologies, and systems necessary to generate, analyze, and disseminate unique, high-quality data with integrity and scientific excellence. J Division utilizes professional engineering management, and Formality of Operations and Conduct of Engineering processes, to effectively integrate high-fidelity test objects, multiple diagnostic technologies, sophisticated experiment design, and multi-disciplinary teams assembled across organizational boundaries. The Division executes its responsibilities in a sustainable, safe, secure, reliable, and environmentally responsible manner. J Division operates the Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) facility, and also operates or utilizes other LANL firing sites and facilities. The Division collaborates to execute sub-critical and other integrated experiments at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and NNSA, DOE, and partner organization facilities as needed.

J-8, the High Explosives (HE) Fabrication Group, engineers and manufactures precision high explosives and mock components for a diverse R&D; customer base to meet present and future national security needs in a safe, secure and efficient manner. The group is seeking an Engineering System Tec for the HE fabrication facility.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Budge, Trevor L.

Organization Name: J-8/High Explosives Fabrication & Disposition

Email: tbudge@lanl.gov

Job Title: Electrical/Mechanical Tec 4/5 (Engineered Systems Tec 4/5)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC63357