Los Alamos National Laboratory Electrical Engineering (Engineering Technologist 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC66847
Job Title Electrical Engineering (Engineering Technologist 3)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name E-3/Process Automation & Control
What You Will Do
The Engineering Technologist 3 will, in a leadership capacity, provide Induction Heating Design and Technology support to other groups and LANL personnel who use induction heating equipment for metals processing. The successful candidate will be responsible for defining deliverables and leading IH projects for the group. Work will also involve installation and use of induction systems in gloveboxes and use of modeling to design components and system architectures for induction heating.
The successful candidate will possess expert knowledge of induction heating, foundry and casting processes, as well as understanding instrumentation interfaces, including valves, thermocouples, pumps, power supplies, and heating elements.
The candidate is expected to help develop and grow the group’s IH customer base, funding, and staff. This work will support customers in the plutonium sustainment and plutonium science programs at LANL and will require periodic work in radiological areas.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Extensive experience designing, testing, and maintaining IH RF Power supplies in the 60Hz to 600KHz range (with most in the 10KHz range), powering coils 50KW to 400KW.
Expert understanding and experience of the design, specification, and operation of custom Induction coils.
Demonstrated track record coordinating engineering designs and fabrication with multidiscipline engineering groups and external vendors.
Expertise and knowledge of induction and resistance heating processes used in the fabrication of metal components.
Understanding of characteristics of magnetic fields created in IH environments.
Leading the development of new (state of the art) IH projects.
Ability to provide project and technical leadership and work effectively with technicians and junior engineers.
Programming commercial IH systems.
Commitment in the areas of safety, security, quality, and environment.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to work with coworkers with different technical backgrounds.
Ability to express ideas clearly in oral and written presentations and reports.
Submit a cover letter addressing the required skills along with a resume for full consideration.
Experience working with Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM) furnaces.
Expert knowledge of the operation and maintenance of legacy IH equipment such as motor generators, Pilar, IEH, Inductotherm, and Westinghouse.
Experience working with current IH product lines, product lines such as EFD, Radine, Ameritherm.
Expert knowledge of zone refining processes and heat treating of materials.
Advanced knowledge of and experience in metallurgical processing of actinides or other highly reactive metals.
Experience with the casting and induction heating process metallurgy of plutonium and other low melting point metallurgical systems.
Expert knowledge of mechanical systems related to IH processes including cooling and packaging.
Advanced knowledge of the National Electrical Code NFPA70.
Active DOE Q Clearance.
Education: A minimum of an associate's degree in engineering or engineering technology, or 20 years of relevant induction heating experience in lieu of degree. Baccalaureate degree in engineering or engineering technology and at least 7 years of relevant experience preferred.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision, distance vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range, sitting, standing, walking, climbing, stairs, typing or keyboarding.
Work Environment: Work near electrical power supplies, also work near sources of non-ionizing radiation.
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.
Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Automation and Process Controls Group (AET-5) which is responsible for the design, development and field support of process control systems, data acquisition systems, machine control systems and safety systems used for Pu Sustainment Programs as well as a variety of additional programs throughout the Laboratory.
Appointment Type Regular
Minimum Salary 87800
Maximum Salary 144800
Contact Name Greathouse, Khalid T (Khi)
Req ID: IRC66847