Los Alamos National Laboratory Engineered Systems Tec 1/2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

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The Institutional Technician Pipeline Program Internship program is seeking Engineered Systems Technician Levels 1 or 2, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Engineered Systems Technician 1 ($41,300 - $63,600)

Duties for Engineered Systems Technician 1

  • Safety and security are a primary responsibility for all Laboratory employees. Maintains required safety and security training, assures safety and security compliance, and makes safety and security an integral part of every task, including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.

  • Develop solutions to routine technical problems of limited scope and complexity.

  • Follows directions that are very specific and detailed. Follows established procedures for routine work.

  • Performs simple installation, maintenance, and repairs on working-level equipment and systems.

  • Applies established work methods and procedures to perform limited diagnostic checks; and to disassemble, repair, reassemble, and test equipment and components.

  • Uses a variety of typical bench top equipment.

  • Following prescribed procedures, locates and diagnoses failures or malfunctions, replaces defective components, and performs working-level troubleshooting using standard equipment, detailed drawings, diagrams, sketches, specifications, prints, manuals, and verbal and/or written instructions.

  • Uses working-level test equipment and measuring devices to conduct testing in a development mode and determines methods or actions to correct malfunctions or design problems.

  • Contributes to modifications to engineering designs as necessary.

  • May assist in the design, construction, test and checkout of test equipment.

  • Collaborates with other facility representatives as required to support the safety/reliability of equipment/systems.

  • Responsible for monitoring equipment efficiencies, including the determination of functional problems with test equipment and diagnostic tools.

  • Inspects, disassembles, repairs, replaces and installs various electrical and structural components. Coordinates equipment shutdown, upgrade, or installation requirements for these electrical and structural components.

  • Prepares required installation and/or repair documentation and maintains appropriate maintenance and repair logs.

  • Understands and adheres to all Laboratory and industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to installation, repair, and maintenance.

  • Ensures all work, materials, processes and final product meet quality specifications and are completed according to established requirements.

  • Fosters a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment

Engineered Systems Technician 2 ($45,500 - $70,000)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Engineered Systems Technician 2 will:

  • Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.

  • Performs installation, maintenance, and repairs on equipment and systems.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Job requirements for Engineered Systems Technician 1:

  • Demonstrate entry-level understanding of simple maintenance, and repairs on working-level equipment and systems.

  • Demonstrate entry-level understanding to dissemble and reassemble equipment and components.

  • Demonstrate entry-level understanding to disassemble, repair, replace and install various electrical and structural components.

  • Demonstrate entry-level understanding of the monitoring of equipment efficiencies, including the determination of functional problems with test equipment and diagnostic tools.

  • Demonstrate entry-level knowledge in test equipment and measuring devices to conduct testing in a development mode and determine methods or action to correct malfunction or design problems.

  • Demonstrate entry-level knowledge to use a variety of typical bench equipment.

  • Demonstrate entry-level knowledge of simple troubleshooting. Using standard electronic equipment, detailed drawings, diagrams, sketches. Review print specifications, prints, manuals and verbal and/or writing instructions.

  • Demonstrates ability to work well with others in a mentor/protégé environment. Displays willingness and eagerness to learn and displays a positive attitude while in training.

Job Requirements for Engineered Systems Technician 2: In addition to the requirements listed above:

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of simple maintenance, and repairs on working-level equipment and systems.

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the monitoring of equipment efficiencies, including the determination of functional problems with test equipment and diagnostic tools.

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of simple troubleshooting. Using standard electronic equipment, detailed drawings, diagrams, sketches. Review print specifications, prints, manuals and verbal and/or writing instructions.

  • Demonstrate basic ability to enter working-level work documents required for installation and/or repair documentation.

Education: Position typically requires a high school diploma and a minimum one-to-two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Note to Applicants: For consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses the minimum requirements of the position and the following questions, 1) What are your immediate career goals?, 2)Where do you see your career in the next 3-5 years?, and 3) How do you see this position as a Engineered Systems Technician assisting with your career goals? along with your resume.

Essential Functions:Vision, speech, and hearing, reading vision, walking, climbing stairs, crawling, twisting the trunk or back, balancing, applying torque with hands or arms, lifting 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 Employee Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a pre-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Term position: Regular-status Laboratory employees applying for term-status positions may retain regular status with approval of the cognizant Principle Associate Director.

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 1-505-665-5627.

Where You Will Work

Join LANL's best and brightest and become part of the diverse team that provides the environment to deliver system solutions for our country's national security, now and in the future. In an effort to enhance our talent, we are promoting the R&D; Engineering Institutional Technician Pipeline Program Internship program. WANTED: talented and extraordinary technicians… Will you be the one we choose? The internship program is as follows:

  • Participants will be term employees with no guarantee of regular employment.

  • The internship program is approximately 2 years.

  • The salary range for Engineered Systems Level 1, $41,300 - $63,600 and Level 2, $45,500 - $70,000.

This internship program is an early career program to build a pipeline and will focus on Engineered Systems, Development and Fabrication and Designer/Drafters Technicians at LANL and will provide training and development, as well as, career progression. Participating Divisions are as follows:

  • Applied Engineering and Technology Division

  • Intelligence and Space Research Division

  • Accelerator Operations and Technology Division

  • Materials Science and Technology Division

  • Weapons Systems Engineering Division

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Leyba, Deborah Lee (Debbie)

Organization Name: ADE/Engineering & Engineering Sciences

Email: dleyba@lanl.gov

Job Title: Engineered Systems Tec 1/2

Appointment Type: Term Appointment

Req ID: IRC62043