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Los Alamos National Laboratory Explosives Research Technologist 1 (Research Technologist 1) in Las Vegas, Nevada

What You Will Do

This position will be located at the Nevada National Security Site and requires living in the

Las Vegas, Nevada area.

Join our world-class team! Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for an exceptional Explosives Research Technologist to join our Integrated Weapons Experiments Nevada Operations Group. Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. This is your chance to make a real difference while working on important research directly impacting national security.

The Explosives Research Technologist 1 will report to the Nevada Operations Group Leader within the Integrated Weapons Experiments Division. The Group is the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) on-site organization responsible for preparation, fielding, and execution of dynamic high explosive related experiments including sub-critical dynamic experiments involving special nuclear material for the LANL Weapons program as well as other national security customers.

This position requires a skilled professional that will provide support for fielding and firing explosive experiments. Tasks may include: assembly of high explosive test articles or packages, set-up and use of various types of diagnostic and recording equipment including PDV, oscilloscopes, high-speed cameras, pin/switch circuits, and temperature control circuits. Design, Assemble, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot electronics, e.g., fire set and control systems; and design, fabricate, and align various shot and diagnostic stands. In addition, the Research Technologists will perform precision optical and/or mechanical alignment of assemblies and record precision mechanical and electrical measurements while preparing and executing experiments.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Expertise

Knowledge of basic science and engineering principles regarding experiments and high explosives.

Tools and Systems

Experience usingdiagnostic instruments, including lasers, oscilloscopes, digitizers, delay generators, pressure sensors, and microcontrollers. Proficiency with basic Microsoft computer programs.


Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel and customers, as well as experience providing technical direction, mentoring and coordinating/monitoring the work of others.

Education Requirement for Research Technologist 1

Requires a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in a related field and a minimum of two years related experience, or anequivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Additional Sytems and Tools

Software experience using AutoCad, Solidworks, Pspice, MatLab, Labview, Mathematica, etc.

High Explosives Knowledge

Familiarity with safe handling methods for experimentation with high explosives and/or working with high-voltage systems. Knowledge of DOE Standard 1212 (formerly the DOE Explosives Safety Manual).


Experience working with government funding agencies and/or Federal program managers.

Note to Applicants: Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.

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.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

This position will be located at the Nevada National Security Site and requires living in the

Las Vegas, Nevada area.

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)

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Ferguson, Leslie Nichole
Email leslief@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC80076
Organization Name J-NV/Joint Division Nevada Operations
Minimum Salary 75400
Maximum Salary 122900
Req ID: IRC80076
Category: Science/Eng Tech Support