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Los Alamos National Laboratory Metalography Research Technologist 1 (Research Technologist 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC74814


Job Title Metalography Research Technologist 1 (Research Technologist 1)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name Sigma-2/Finishing Manufacturing Science

Minimum Salary 73800

Maximum Salary 120400

What You Will Do

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Technologist to join the Characterization and Special Projects Team of Sigma Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). 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. Performance of job responsibilities will involve exposure to hazards that include radiation generating devices, radioactive materials, acids/bases, organic solvents and other hazardous materials. This position requires excellent work ethic and team building skills, high level of initiative, and commitment to safety, quality, and documentation.

The successful candidate will provide research technologist support in the field of metallography/materials science. The research technologist will work under supervision within established procedures, processes, requirements or specifications to perform work on a variety of tasks and projects.

  • Demonstrated advanced-level experience in the characterization of samples by electron microprobe and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), including energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS).

  • Experience in preparing samples for SEM and microprobe analysis.

  • Conduct optical microscopy characterization of metals and alloys for metallurgical characterization purposes.

  • Ability to work independently with initiative.

  • Assist laboratory users in sample preparation methods, i.e. polishing or etching, microscopic or macroscopic examination using optical microscopy, electron microscopy, and hardness measurements.

  • Possess knowledge and demonstrate advanced skills in sample preparation of metallographic samples.

  • Conduct standard optical and low magnification electron microscopy characterization of metals and alloys for metallurgical characterization purposes.

  • Manage chemical waste profiles for disposal according to environmental regulations. Interact with facility personnel for new equipment installation and/or maintenance. Assist with the development of safety documents for activities performed in the metallography lab, waste disposal, safety, and user training.

  • Analyze data, provide preliminary interpretation of results with charts, graphs and/or drawings for inclusion in reports for reference or instruction purposes

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience with computer systems and applications including PC software, and Microsoft Office Suite including data manipulation, and use of databases.

  • Ability to interact effectively with colleagues and external collaborators. Demonstrate superior verbal communication and teamwork.

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, procedures, plans and Laboratory requirements.

  • Ability to pass and maintain required training such as Rad worker II and Nuclear Material Handler

  • Ability to follow safeguards and security procedures in accordance with the Laboratory policy.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires US citizenship.

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience with hardness testing and/or image analysis software.

  • Experience in handling uranium and/or beryllium alloys.

Education: B.S. degree in a related field and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s degree in a related discipline is preferred.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception, binocular vision, reading vision, ability to smell, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, twisting the trunk or back, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, gripping with the hands, applying torque with hands or arms, 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, and lifting 10-20 pounds.

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.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Klein, Mandy Marie

Email mmoore@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-665-6405

Req ID: IRC74814