Los Alamos National Laboratory Electrical Calibration Technician (Process and Sampling Tec 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Process & Sampling Technician 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
Are you interested in supporting the National Security Mission at Los Alamos National Laboratory? The Metrology Program and Calibration Laboratory (MP&CL) has an opening in our electrical calibration laboratory where we provide high quality NIST traceable electrical calibrations for LANL organizations executing the National Security Mission. The MP&CL currently maintains National Voluntary Laboratory Program (NVLAP) accreditation in Frequency Dissemination and Stop Watches/Timers and continues to expand the scope of accreditation. We are looking for an enthusiastic employee who is inquisitive, has a passion for the field of metrology, and the commitment to support simultaneous excellence across LANL. Apply to become a valued member of our team!
Calibration technicians are responsible for performing and documenting calibrations in one or more assigned calibration areas (e.g. dimensional, electrical, and physical). This position is with the MP&CL electrical calibration lab, however; there are opportunities to provide calibration support in the dimensional and/or physical labs. The electrical calibration lab has capabilities in AC and DC voltage, current, frequency, resistance, current among other areas.
Process & Sampling Technician 2 ($48,600 - $74,700)
Perform simple to moderately complex measurement and test equipment calibrations in limited assigned area/s using established procedures. Responsible for accurately documenting calibration results. Must adhere to quality and technical procedures to ensure quality results. This position requires entry-level calibration experience.
Process & Sampling Technician 3 ($52,200 - $80,800)
The Process & Sampling Technician 3 performs a broader range of calibration (either within the area or in multiple areas) or more complex calibrations in limited areas. Provides support of accreditation, bench operability, and/or quality control efforts. Applies calibration experience to collaboratively solve calibration issues and equipment troubleshooting. This position requires advanced calibration experience.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience performing electrical calibrations in a government calibration laboratory, commercial calibration laboratory, or a company that calibrates M&TE that it owns.
Demonstrated familiarity of calibration concepts, requirements, and processes.
Experience in following administrative, quality, and technical procedures.
Ability to work independently and as part of a collective team.
Additional Job Requirements for Process & Sampling Technician (3):
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, the Process & Sampling Technician 3 position requires:
Advanced experience performing electrical calibrations in a laboratory environment with an ability to adjust of M&TE.
Advanced understanding of the major elements of a calibration.
Familiarity in monitoring calibration equipment/system trends to identify equipment performance issues.
Familiarity with measurement uncertainties, Test Uncertainty Ratios, and guard banding principles.
Advanced demonstrated knowledge of ISO17025 quality and technical requirements necessary to support National Voluntary Laboratory Program (NVLAP) accreditation activities.
Education/Experience at lower level: Position typically requires a recognized degree in an engineering or scientific discipline related to metrology, or specialized courses in related engineering discipline, or American Society for Quality Certified Calibration Technician; or one year of satisfactory performance as a calibration technician, or an equivalent combination education and experience.
Education/Experience at higher level: Position typically requires a recognized degree in an engineering or scientific discipline related to metrology, or specialized courses in related engineering discipline, or American Society for Quality Certified Calibration Technician; or six years of satisfactory performance as a calibration technician, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience using MetCal
Ability to obtain a DOE "Q" Clearance, which normally requires U.S. Citizenship
Knowledge of IndySoft or other calibration-related Laboratory Information Management Systems
Certified Calibration Technician certification
Ability to occasionally travel
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):
Lifting, pushing, pulling up to 25 lbs
Applying torque with hands or arms
Gripping with the hands
Pressing with hands or arms
Pushing with hands or arms
Pulling with hands or arms
Typing or keyboarding
Fine motor control
Operation of motor vehicles
Work in a noisy environment
Work under unusual lighting conditions
Work near electrical power supplies
Safety glasses or eye protection
Gloves or hand protection
Safety shoes or protective footgear
Note to Applicants:
Refer to LA-UR-21,23644, “Hiring Process Guidance for External Candidates” (https://www.lanl.gov/careers/_assets/docs/application-and-hire-guidance.pdf) for application guidance
Ability to relocate within a 2-hour commuting distance from LANL
Q-cleared or ability to obtain a Q-clearance
Location: This position will be physically located In Los Alamos, NM.
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.
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 childbirth 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)
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.
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Contact Name Hamilton, Junior Victor Edward (Junior)
Vacancy Name: IRC90572
Organization Name IQPA-MPCL/METROLOGY PROGRAM AND CALIBRATION LABORATORY
Req ID: IRC90572
Category: Science/Eng Tech Support