Los Alamos National Laboratory Inspection Technologist 1/2 (Research Technologist 1/2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Detailed Description This position will be filled at either the Research Technologist 1 or 2 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.

Sigma Divisionis seekinghighlymotivatedtechnologiststoworkwithexistingEngineers/Scientists on the Machining Team. The work will require the individual(s) to utilize their knowledge in mechanical inspection technology areas.

Machining Team:The Machining team employs several different manufacturing disciplines including Manufacturing and Process Engineers, Machinists, and Inspectors. The successful candidate will be responsible for reestablishing the inspection capability at Sigma to meet the production requirements for graphite molds and experimental component inspection requirements. Tasks will include getting equipment updated and calibrated, developing inspection processes and programs to meet the quality requirements for both production and experimental components, working with manufacturing process engineers to develop acceptance criteria of components from on-machine gaging data, performing GR&R; studies to verify processes are meeting acceptance criteria and implementing statistical process control on production process.

Research Technologist 2 ($72,500-$118,200)

Performs work requiring advanced knowledge, customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction in science or engineering, to creatively and independently address research needs. In contrast to technicians, the work is predominantly intellectual in nature, and includes work requiring consistent exercise of discretion and judgment, as distinguished from performance of routine mental, manual, mechanical or physical work. Duties include:

  • Develop and implement ideas with minimal supervision to optimize ensure capability maintenance and growth in inspection technology areas.

  • Communicate results through internal reports, technical publications and/or progress reports.

  • Assist in developing and maintain authorizing documents to perform work safely.

  • Work with vendors to maintain, troubleshoot and repair inspection equipment in the facility.

  • Maintain supplies for the equipment in these areas.

  • Ensure that the work areas remain tidy.

  • Complete hands-on work with radioactive and hazardous materials

  • Supportinstallation,testing,andoperationofnewequipment.

  • Supportremovaloflegacyequipment.

Research Technologist 2 ($80,100-$131,000)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Research Technologist 2:

  • Uses ability as a subject matter expert to develop techniques, and completes work in innovative and effective ways.

  • Develops new principles and concepts.

  • Performs gage repeatability and repeatability studies and evaluates statistical results on processes.

  • Assignments are usually a significant portion of a total design or research project and require substantially more technical depth to provide solutions that are highly innovative and ingenious.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in mechanical inspection areas acquired by experience, certification and/or formal education.

  • Demonstrated experience in operating, programming, andmaintaininginspection equipment.

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with use of equipment typically found in an inspection laboratory.

  • Demonstrated experience in CMM calibrations.

  • Demonstrated strongwrittenandoralcommunicationskills.

  • Demonstrated abilitytointeracteffectivelywithtechnicalandoperationspersonnel.

  • Demonstrated ability in working independently as well as within a team environment.

  • Demonstrated experience in meeting scheduled deliverables or milestones.

  • Fluent in common software packages including Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

  • Experience with Quindows, Calypso, and PCDMIS inspection software.

  • Understanding of Test Uncertainty Ratios and Guard Banding and how it applies to the acceptance of components.

  • Experience with drafting/CAD software such as Pro/Engineer and Solidworks.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. Citizenship.

Additional Job Requirements for Research Technologist 2:In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the 2 level requires:

  • Expert-level and demonstrated depth and breadth of knowledge in statistics obtained throughformal education.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of scientific principles, mathematical formulas, computations and data gathering methods.

Desired Skills:

  • Prior experience with WR processes.

  • Familiarity with user performed calibration process

  • Demonstrated experience in operating,maintainingandcalibration of Hexagon metrology equipment.

  • Experience preparing reports, papers and other scientific publications.

  • Experience developing novel ideas written into proposals or presented to both internal and external customers.

  • Experienceinhandlingradioactiveand/orhazardousmaterials.

  • Experienceworkinginaradiologicalornuclearfacility.

  • Active or recentQ‐clearance.

Research Technologist 1 Education Required: Relevant bachelor’s degree (BS in Engineering Technology or BS Engineering) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Research Technologist 2Education Required: Relevant bachelor’s degree (BS in Engineering Technology or BS Engineering) and a minimum of five years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants:For full consideration, a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and desired skills and a current C.V./resume must be included with the application.

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: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

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.

Sigma Division focuses on materials science and engineering, emphasizing metallurgical processes and research in support of the experimental testing program at Los Alamos. The Division is a service oriented capability that supports a broad customer base, both internal and external to LANL, with high quality one of a kind prototype components. The work ranges from unclassified to TS/SCI level security and covers all materials from hydrogen to uranium on the periodic chart.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Budge, Trevor L.

Organization Name: Sigma-2/ Finishing Manufacturing Science

Email: tbudge@lanl.gov

Job Title: Inspection Technologist 1/2 (Research Technologist 1/2)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC65159