Los Alamos National Laboratory Non-Destructive Testing Engineering Technician/Radiographer(Process & Sampling Tec 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation Group (AET-6) of the Applied Engineering and Technology Division requires an energetic, customer-focused engineering technician for its operations. The selected candidate will contribute to performance of non-destructive testing, operations, and development. The work environment involves moderate hazards and classified settings, requiring demonstration of a strong commitment towards safety and security. The selected candidate will be expected to work independently and as a member of a team on challenging concurrent projects. This position requires close cooperation, adaptability, initiative and willingness to provide support wherever needed.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Contributing as a Non-Destructive Testing Inspector performing inspections including but not limited to Radiography, Computed Tomography, Ultrasound, Eddy Current, and Penetrant.

  • Supporting multiple weapon and non-weapon component production programs and weapon surveillance programs.

  • Working in moderate to high hazard facilities.

  • Handling of hazardous material including but not limited to high explosives and radioactive material.

  • Operating and performing routine surveillance and maintenance of Non-Destructive Testing equipment including but not limited to film processors, computed radiography scanners, digital detector arrays, and motion/robotic controls.

  • Actively contribute to modernization of capabilities, knowledge and infrastructure.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in operations in laboratory environments.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in an environment of teamwork, quality, production, technical excellence, innovation, and creativity.

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in ability to learn various technical skills and techniques, and applying analysis and testing, to identify suitable solutions.

  • Demonstrated experience in working with nominal supervision, as well as part of a team in a multi-disciplinary environment and interacting effectively with a variety of organizations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience in passing required training for technical certifications.

  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, security and compliance.

  • Demonstrated success in providing customer service and establishing strong customer relations.

  • Experience in participating in several concurrent projects in a challenging safety and/or security setting.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer skills.

  • Must be able to obtain DOE Q-clearance, special sigmas, and HRP.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with various Non-Destructive Testing methods and equipment.

  • Demonstrated experience with electronics, high voltage systems.

  • Demonstrated experience in successful usage of technical procedures.

  • Working knowledge and experience in one or more of the following technical areas: radiation generating device operations, machine shop fabrication operations, welding, chemical laboratory, and/or quality control.

  • Demonstrated experience in moderate to high hazard work areas (e.g. explosives handling, radiation, fissile material, electrical).

  • Demonstrated experience in reading and interpreting engineering design drawings.

  • Demonstrated experience in using integrated work documents and detailed operating procedures.

  • Active HRP assignment.

  • Active DOE Q clearance.

Education:Associate’s Degree in technology, computing, or engineering, and 1-2 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, experience, and/or military service.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):Color discrimination, Peripheral vision, Depth perception, Reaching, Gripping with the hands, & Lifting & carrying 20-30 pounds.

Work Environment:Work with weapons, explosives, radiation, and chemicals in both laboratory and experimental facility environments. Work with Safety glasses or eye protection, Safety shoes or protective footwear. Position may require domestic and foreign travel.

Notes to Applicants:A cover letter addressing qualifications and aptitude for each of the job requirements and desired skills should be submitted along with a resume.

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.

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.

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 (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.

The Applied Engineering & Technology Division (AET) develops and applies a diverse set of Research and Development (R&D;) engineering capabilities to provide solutions that enable the Laboratory's scientific and national security mission. AET Division is comprised of four technical groups, which employ over 160 engineers, scientists, professionals, and technicians. The Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation Group (AET-6) provides application, development, and research for state-of-the-art methods of inspection and non-destructive testing in support of all aspects of the Laboratory mission, including weapons components, accident forensics, materials characterization, and advanced energy systems. The group consists of R&D; engineers, scientists, technicians, and professionals that implement capabilities of radiographic, ultrasonic, dye penetrant, eddy current and other inspection modalities. Group operations are headquartered at TA-08, with activities in the nuclear facility at TA-55, HE facilities at TA-16 and TA-22, field sites, and offsite locations including NNSA sites, Tonopah Test Range, DOD bases, and field operations.

Maximum Salary: 76000

Minimum Salary: 49200

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Leyba, Deborah Lee (Debbie)

Organization Name: AET-6/Applied Engineering Technology

Email: dleyba@lanl.gov

Job Title: Non-Destructive Testing Engineering Technician/Radiographer(Process & Sampling Tec 3)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC57623