Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Engineering & Nonproliferation (Research Tec 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
NEN-1 is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, results-oriented Research Tec 3. The group's core competencies and R&D areas include nuclear engineering, nuclear material measurement physics, custom instrumentation development, mechanical and electrical engineering design, prototype production, and training. If selected for this position, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide technical support to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity.
Follow established procedures for routine work to ensure safe, secure, and compliant work.
Perform installation, maintenance, and repairs on research and development related equipment and systems.
Provide technical support for the conduct of medium hazard experimental work using nuclear materials, lasers, chemicals, or radiation generating devices.
Perform duties associated with a primary or alternate nuclear material custodian for one or more Material Balance Areas.
Handle, use, and store radioactive sealed sources (RSSs) in a manner commensurate with the hazards associated with operations involving the RSSs.
Foster a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience accomplishing technical tasks while working independently as well as in a team environment.
Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with Microsoft Office tools (e.g., Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word).
Ability to work with hand and power tools.
Ability to follow safety and security requirements during execution of assigned tasks.
Demonstrated excellent record of dependability, availability, attendance, and punctuality.
This position requires DOE Q access authorization. The candidate must have the ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship.
Education/Experience : Position requires an Associate's Degree and 3 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Experience assisting engineers, scientists, and technologists with the development, fabrication, testing, installation, maintenance and/or deployment of nondestructive assay systems tests.
Demonstrated experience in the participation of all aspects of equipment testing including design, test preparation, and execution.
Demonstrated experience working and delivering product on schedule, while being involved in multiple projects having various and sometimes changing priorities.
Familiarity with the use of data acquisition systems.
Familiarity with the LAMCAS database.
Experience working with radiological sources and nuclear materials.
Experience writing or contributing to Integrated Work Documents, Operating Procedures, or other work planning documents.
Demonstrated experience operating mechanical equipment such as forklifts, cranes, or other types of lifting devices/machinery.
Knowledge of safety, security, and compliance concepts associated with criticality safety, material at risk, nuclear material control and accountability, and facility hazard categorization.
Ability to wear full-face respirator
Ability to obtain HRP authorization.
Active DOE Q Clearance.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):Sitting, standing, climbing stairs, climbing ladders, lifting 20-30 pounds, carrying 20-30 pounds, kneeling, bending, twisting the trunk or back.
Work Environment: Outdoors, in dry environment, in a wet or humid environment; Operation of motor vehicles; working overtime or irregular schedule, Domestic/Foreign travel; Work near sources of ionizing radiation; Safety glasses or eye protection; Mask or respirator; Gloves or hand protection
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: Occasional travel to and work in other laboratories and facilities will be required.
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 maternity 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)
NEN-1 works to safeguard nuclear materials by developing techniques and systems for nondestructive assay of nuclear and hazardous material. Applications include nuclear materials control and accountability for domestic DOE nuclear facilities, nuclear waste disposal, material stabilization efforts, and international nonproliferation efforts. NEN-1 instrumentation and analysis technology measures nuclear materials by detecting and analyzing the neutrons, gamma rays, or heat given off by nuclear material. NEN-1 instrument development begins with conceptual research and physics and proceeds through engineering to an industrial-quality, finished instrument.
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.
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. Employment Status
Contact Name Lynn, Barbara Ann
Vacancy Name: IRC90541
Organization Name NEN-1/Safeguards Science & Technology
Minimum Salary 58000
Maximum Salary 90800
Req ID: IRC90541
Category: Science/Eng Tech Support