Los Alamos National Laboratory pRad Research Tec 2/3 (Research Tec 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Research Tec 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
The Subatomic Physics Group (P-25) is seeking a Research Tec 2 or 3. The successful candidate will support operations at the LANL Proton Radiography Facility (pRad), assisting with the design, development, fabrication, and operation of experimental apparatus for pRad operations, development, and research.
The Subatomic Physics Group (P‐25) leads many projects in the field of fundamental neutron physics, heavy ion physics, neutrino physics, proton radiography, and muon radiography. pRad is a novel imaging technique utilizing charged particles as a radiographic diagnostic to study dynamic materials science. Our team performs exciting basic research studying, for example, the performance of explosively‐driven shocked materials, high explosives, and bio‐imaging. pRad is training the next generation of national security scientists, attracting new talent to research in shock physics, weapons physics, dynamic materials, and stockpile stewardship. Both classified and unclassified research at pRad answers questions crucial to Stockpile Stewardship, and also investigates questions in fundamental and applied science. The job will offer opportunities to collaborate with other teams in P‐25 and Physics Division.
Research Tec 2 ($45,500-$70,000)
Support diverse team projects and for the experimental infrastructure at pRad by providing at least one of the following:
Mechanical design and fabrication support
Electrical design and assembly for small projects
Assistance fielding diagnostics by providing fiber optic care, configuration, and maintenance
Assist with the pRad beam line tear down, reconfiguration, and setup for various experiments, which involves forklift and crane operations, positioning and alignment with a transit theodolite, and reconfiguration of vacuum components
Help maintain and develop infrastructure for diagnostics, the operations center, and other components of pRad
Help to archive the diagnostics setups for each experiment
Assist in purchasing from external suppliers
Work with scientists, students, and other technicians
Serve as Safety Watch for some experimental operations
Research Tec 3 ($50,200-$77,600)
In addition to the above duties, the Research Tec 3 will be expected to take the lead on various jobs associated with at least one of the following:
Mechanical design and fabrication
Electrical design and assembly for small projects
Fiber optic care, configuration, and maintenance
Fielding diagnostics on experiments
Accurately and comprehensively archive the diagnostics setups for each experiment
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Knowledge of at least one of the following:
mechanical systems, mechanical operations, and fabrication
electrical systems and electrical diagnostics
Entry level knowledge of mechanical design
Ability to perform quality work under supervision
Capable of learning and participating in forklift and crane operations, positioning and alignment with a transit theodolite and laser alignment tools, and reconfiguration of vacuum components
Demonstrated strong work ethic
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to contribute effectively in a team environment
Willingness to work to meet critical deadlines, requiring flexible work hours and a positive attitude
A history demonstrating a strong desire and the ability to learn new skills and expand into new areas of expertise
Ability to work productively on multiple tasks
High School diploma and three to five years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Ability to obtain a Q Clearance, which normally requires U.S. Citizenship
Additional job requirements for Research Tec 3:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, appointment at the Research Tec 3 level will meet the following minimum requirements:
Experience with at least one of the following:
Mechanical systems, mechanical operations, and fabrication
Electrical systems and electrical diagnostics
Ability to perform quality work independently and make original contributions
A record of frequently self‐initiating tasks
Ability to work productively on multiple tasks with minimal supervision
An Associate’s degree in a related field and three to five years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):Reading vision; depth perception, color discrimination, walking, climbing stairs; climbing ladders; crawling, twisting the trunk or back, balancing, applying torque with hands or arms, working alone, ability to lift 50 pounds, ability to hear and relay spoken instructions and alarms.
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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.
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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.
Location: Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name: P-25/ Subatomic Physics
Job Title: pRad Research Tec 2/3 (Research Tec 2/3)
Appointment Type: Regular
Req ID: IRC60148