Los Alamos National Laboratory Non-Destructive Assay Engineer 2 (R&D Engineer 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Employ your engineering talents by joining our world class team! Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated, self-driven Non-Destructive Assay (NDA) Engineer to join our Nuclear Materials Support Service (NPI-9) group. NPI-9 provides NDA and other measurement support functions in support of operations at the LANL Plutonium Facility. This is your chance to make a real difference while working on and supporting important research directly impacting national security.
The NDA Engineer 2 (R&D Engineer 2) will report to the Technical Support Team First Line Manager in the NPI-9 group within the Nuclear Process Infrastructure Division. The NPI-9 Technical Support Team is responsible for a large variety of NDA processes and operates within multiple locations in the Plutonium Facility.
Primary responsibilities include:
Working with other engineers/researchers and technicians to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot NDA equipment used for measuring of special nuclear materials (SNM).
Manage and coordinate NDA equipment usage and maintenance at the LANL Plutonium Facility.
Develop and implement new NDA processes to provide solutions for future NDA measurement needs.
Keep current on the status of the NDA processes and technologies and help solve engineering problems while coordinating equipment operations.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Engineering: Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following engineering disciplines: electrical, mechanical, nuclear or another R&D engineering field.
Measurement Technologies and Systems: Demonstrated knowledge of underlying principles used in nuclear materials measurement technologies and systems; such as radioactive decay processes, interaction of radiation and matter, and radiation detection.
Statistical Methods: Demonstrated knowledge of statistical methods used for non-destructive assay data analysis methods.
Interpersonal Skills: Strong skills and initiative in organization, planning, teamwork, customer interactions, and interpersonal communications.
Job Performance: Demonstrated ability to work productively on multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
Documentation of Work: Demonstrated ability to develop technical products such as journal papers and reports.
Compliance: Demonstrated experience in conducting scientific/engineering work while complying with ES&H requirements and using appropriate administrative controls, engineering controls, and personal protective equipment.
DOE: DOE 426.2 Education Requirement: This position requires a Bachelor of Science degree and two (2) years of job related experience, and one (1) year of experience working in a Nuclear Facility.
Education/Experience: Educational requirement is a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degree in an Engineering discipline such as electrical, mechanical, nuclear or another R&D engineering field, from an ABET accredited engineering college or university.
Desired Qu alifications:
Radiation Monitoring Systems: Demonstrated experience with radiation detectors and data collection software.
Non-Destructive Assay (NDA): Demonstrated experience performing NDA measurements on special nuclear materials.
Tools and Systems: Demonstrated work experience performing maintenance, calibrations and qualification of NDA measurement systems.
Engineering Software: Demonstrated experience with a programming environment with hardware control and data acquisition functionality, such as LabVIEW.
Engineering Design: Experience with computer-aided design (CAD) software and production of detailed mechanical drawings.
Education/Experience: Advanced degree in an Engineering discipline from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program.
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above.
Position may require 24/7 coverage and therefore may require working a shift schedule.
This vacancy will close on October 4, 2020, midnight Mountain Standard Time. Note, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date, the position may close as early as September 14, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to Laboratory Policy P701 for 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Mondragon, Kimberly (Kim)
Vacancy Name: IRC81981
Organization Name NPI-9/Nuclear Material Support
Minimum Salary 91800
Maximum Salary 151400
Req ID: IRC81981