Los Alamos National Laboratory Laser Tech (Engineered Systems Technician 3/4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Laser Tec 3 ($53,500 - $82,800)
The successful candidate will:
Apply technical knowledge to tasks assigned by the Diagnostician / Team Leader.
Under the direction of the Diagnostician, maintain laser and optical diagnostic equipment and work spaces, e.g., orderliness, cleanliness, inventory, supply procurement, shot clean-up, and waste management.
Under the direction of the Diagnostician, deploy equipment to and perform setup at firing sites
Assist the Diagnostician in executing diagnostic work safely and securely.
Participate in preparation of hazard analyses, safety documents and work procedures.
Work with/around explosives, class 4 lasers, cryogens, chemicals, pressurized systems, energized electrical equipment, pulsed-power systems, hand operated power tools and radioactive materials.
Laser Tec 4 ($64,400 - $102,300)
In addition to the duties outlined above, anEngineered Systems Technician 4will be required to:
Take leadership in deploying equipment to, operating equipment at, and deployment from the firing sites.
Take leadership in maintenance of the group’s laser and optical instrumentation in proper working order and maintenance of equipment and consumables inventory.
Coordinate with diagnosticians in M-3 to schedule diagnostic measurements and deployment of laser/optical diagnostics.
Provide electronic and optical support for the deployment and operation of test diagnostics.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Intermediate computer skills with common applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel.
Experience with working to a set of defined requirements and regulations (e.g., high explosives safety, radiation safety), and working safely and securely in a fast-paced environment.
Basic knowledge of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and/or electronics.
Experience with equipment repair and equipment assembly/disassembly.
Experience with working from engineering drawings or electrical diagrams.
Experience in the common mechanical, electronic and/or optical techniques used in explosive testing is required.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of personnel and customers; strong teaming skills.
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Engineered Systems Technician 4 level requires:
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with laser or optical systems in a safe manner.
Demonstrated experience with electrical circuit/optical system testing and troubleshooting using electronic testing and measurement instruments (e.g. oscilloscopes/digitizers and meters).
Demonstrated ability to read and follow written and verbal technical instruction, drawings, circuit diagrams, and technical specifications.
Demonstrated ability to organize equipment and tasks; good time management skills.
Education/Experience at lower level: Position require an Associates’ Degree in a related field and a minimum of 3 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Education/Experience at higher level: Position require an Associates’ Degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, additional training and/or certification may be expected.
Experience building or using optical and laser-based diagnostic systems.
Demonstrated knowledge of AC and DC electrical circuits including knowledge of basic electrical network behavior, electronic signal characteristics, levels, noise immunity, transmission limitations, and ground loops.
Demonstrated knowledge of fiber optic telecommunications technology to include lasers, couplers, fiber connectors, optical circulators, detectors, optical switches, and laser amplifiers.
Experience with assembling and fielding diagnostics for explosives testing.
Demonstrated experience working in moderate to high hazard environments with a high level of operational formality.
Active DOE Q Clearance or equivalent.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Binocular vision, Reading vision, Distance vision, Ability to speak, Ability to discriminate speech, Ability to hear high-pitched sounds, Ability to smell, Ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), Sitting, Standing, Walking, Running, Climbing stairs, Climbing Ladders, Bending, Stooping, Crouching, Kneeling, Twisting the trunk or back, Reaching overhead, Reaching, horizontally, Reaching down, 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, Use of both hands, Use of both arms, Use of both legs, Use of both feet, Carrying 30+ pounds, Lifting 1-5 pounds, Lifting 5-10 pounds, Lifting 10-20 pounds, Lifting 20-30 pounds, Lifting 30+ pounds, Carrying 1-5 pounds, Carrying 5-10 pounds, Carrying 10-20 pounds, Carrying 20-30 pounds.
Work Environment: Outdoors, In a cold environment, Working alone, In a hot environment 90 – 100 F, In a widely ranging ambient, temperatures, Operation of motor vehicles, Work under unusual lighting conditions, Work near electrical power supplies, Work near sources of non-ionizing radiation, Work with weapons or explosives, Safety glasses or eye protection, Hearing protection, Gloves or hand protection, Safety shoes or protective footgear.
Note to Applicants:
- For full consideration: Please include a resume & cover letter detailing how you meet the core / desired qualifications of the role.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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 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)
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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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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 Ryan, Kyle Steven (Kyle)
Vacancy Name: IRC84488
Organization Name M-3/Focused Experiments
Req ID: IRC84488