Los Alamos National Laboratory Engineering Technologist 1 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

As a member of the Controls Team in J-5, the Engineering Technologist 1will be responsible for supporting, maintaining, and upgrading the Network and Computer systems at DARHT and other J-5 laboratories. Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining the DARHT stand-alone Local Area Network (LAN).

  • Supporting controls and diagnostics systems, DARHT’s operation and the SMEs’ workstations and their specific application software.

  • Planning and implementing the improvement and upgrade of DARHT IT infrastructure, systems, and equipment.

  • Analyzing and determining capacity and performance specifications for DARHT programmatic IT infrastructure, systems, and equipment.

  • Preparing, reviewing, and documenting technical information including DARHT Plans and Technical Procedures related to Programmatic IT.

DARHT adheres to LANL’s Conduct of Engineering, Conduct of Maintenance and Conduct of Operations policies. The selected applicant will be expected to incorporate Integrated Safety Management (ISM), Integrated Safeguards and Security Management (ISSM), and environmental stewardship in all individual and team activities.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience with Windows server operating systems.

  • Experience independently troubleshooting programmatic IT systems.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of personnel and customers; strong teaming skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge of DOE and LANL information standards and criteria pertinent to stand-alone LAN security enclosures.

  • Working knowledge of “Conduct of Engineering” principles

  • Proficient with NetApp storage systems

  • Working knowledge of configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Ethernet switches.

  • Certification in Microsoft SQL Administration

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines, and their maintenance.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Clustering.

  • Demonstrated experience preparing programmatic IT procedures.

  • Working knowledge of engineering principles and basic technical responsibilities, including design and systems technology, relating to the IT field.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance.

Education:Position typically requires at least an associate’s degree in engineering, technology, science, math or related degree; or equivalent years of relevant experience in lieu of degree requirement; and at least 4 years of relevant experience is preferred.

Notes to Applicants:

Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all required and desired skills. (Please save cover letter with job number and name).

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation:Walking, Reaching horizontally, Lifting 20-30 pounds, Working overtime or irregular schedule, Domestic/foreign travel, Operation of motor vehicles

Work Environment:Work near sources of ionizing radiation, Work near electrical power supplies

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 is primarily responsible for monitoring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and conducting research into new defense programs. It is a center for research in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including space exploration, geophysics, renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine, and nanotechnology.

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.

The DARHT Physics, Pulsed Power, and Diagnostics Group (J-5) provides state-of-the-art accelerator, pulsed power, beam-target, and radiographic engineering and physics capabilities in support of the Laboratory's hydrodynamic test mission. Core responsibilities of the group include: (1) designing, modeling, and verification of beam physics in both machines, (2) electrical and pulsed power engineering, (3) simulation and experiments of beam-target interactions and Warm Dense Matter physics, (4) designing, modeling, and verification of relativistic electron diodes, (5) design and fielding of diagnostics including: pulsed power and non-invasive beam and plasma diagnostics, and (6) system engineering support for the pulsed power and associated systems for both accelerator axes. The Group is seeking an Engineering Technologist 1.

Maximum Salary: 118200

Minimum Salary: 72500

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Budge, Trevor L.

Organization Name: J-5/ Darht Physics &Pulse; Power

Email: tbudge@lanl.gov

Job Title: Engineering Technologist 1

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC61711