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Los Alamos National Laboratory Engineered Systems Tec 4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC70901


Job Title Engineered Systems Tec 4

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name AOT-AE/Accelerators And Electrodynamics

What You Will Do

Become a part of the team that provides leadership in the Laboratory’s core capability of Accelerators and Electrodynamics. The AOT-AE group is looking for an Engineered Systems Tec 4 to join our team. The AOT-AE Group supports National Security missions involving radiographic imaging, remote measurements of electromagnetic signatures, and development of new capabilities.

This position plays a supporting role in the beam delivery program which will require interacting with engineers, physicists, operators and technicians and others. The work will be of mechanical and electronic nature. In addition, the successful applicant will participate in activities that span from maintenance and upgrades of current systems to participation in design activities that will lead to the development of future injector systems.

This position will perform technical installation and/or maintenance functions supporting engineering activities for ion source operations and development. The incumbent will also be responsible for installing, testing, repairing, and maintaining ion source associated systems and equipment for the LANSCE Accelerator. Specific duties may include testing, inspecting, and monitoring system and equipment for safety and efficiency, providing routine and specialized maintenance and/or repair, troubleshooting malfunctions, and coordinating any system or equipment shutdown, upgrade, or installation. Finally, this position provides “on-call” support for the ion sources after hours approximately one week out of four weeks.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrate experience in ion source operations and maintenance

  • Demonstrate experience performing installation, maintenance, and repairs on complex equipment and systems.

  • Demonstrate experience to safely troubleshoot, repair, and maintain ion source operations on a 24/7 basis.

  • Demonstrate the experience in vacuum systems, including turbo and ion pumps.

  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting and maintaining electrical equipment powered by 208VAC facility power.

  • Demonstrate experience designing, fabricating, assembling, and testing mechanical and electronic systems, including wiring, grounding and shielding, transient protection, noise reduction and power distribution.

  • Demonstrate experience using DC current transformers, oscilloscopes, grounding sticks, and voltmeters.

  • Demonstrate experience or willingness to learn programming and troubleshooting micro programmable logic controllers.

  • Demonstrate the ability to read and create technical drawings with Solidworks, AutoCAD or similar program including 3D modelling.

  • Ability to collaborate with facility representatives and other groups and teams to support safety/reliability of equipment and systems

  • Ability to perform some physical labor (i.e. ability to lift 30+ pounds).

  • Ability to obtain a “Q” Clearance which typically requires U.S. Citizenship

Desired Skills: Experience with technical support for activities including research, analysis, development, design, assembly, modification, oversight, repair, and maintenance of a wide variety of equipment used in experimental work (e.g. electro/mechanical apparatus, analytical instrumentation, gloveboxes, high vacuum and pressure systems, and experimental diagnostics).

Essential Job Functions: Lifting 30+ pounds, Carrying 30+ pounds with both hands, Use of both arms, Reaching overhead, Reaching horizontally, Reaching down, Applying torque with hands or arms.

Work Environment : Work near sources of ionizing radiation, Work near sources of non-ionizing radiation, Safety glasses or eye protection, Gloves or hand protection, Safety shoes or protective footgear,Working overtime or on an irregular schedule is possibility. Occasionally working in widely ranging ambient temperatures, and Work in a noisy environment, Work near electrical power supplies, and Work near sources of ionizing radiation.

Education: Position typically requires a high school diploma and four-to-six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An associate's degree or a graduation from a technical institution is preferred.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses key job requirements of the position.

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.

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

Where You Will Work

The Accelerator Operations and Technology – Accelerators and Electrodynamics (AOT‐AE) Group provides expertise, support, and technical leadership in ion source technology and maintains a vigorous and robust technical base for addressing DOE and DoD needs by balancing its project portfolio between exploratory research, infrastructure development, and programmatic deliverables for sponsors.

AOT-AE is the Laboratory’s main vehicle for applying accelerator-based technologies to directed-energy mission needs. The group recognizes that many directed-energy missions are enabled by compact high-brightness electron accelerators and mm-wave and THz technologies. Along these lines, AOT‐AE has worked on R&D 100 award-winning projects utilizing its knowledge base while incorporating innovative technology. In addition, the group fosters and participates in worldwide collaborations, workshops, and conferences in the interest of exploring and pushing the frontiers in accelerator and ion-source technology.

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

Appointment Type Regular


Minimum Salary 61500

Maximum Salary 97700

Contact Details

Contact Name Nelsen, Ashley Nicole

Email anelsen@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-667-8509

Req ID: IRC70901