Los Alamos National Laboratory Metrologist (Process & Sampling Technician 4/5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Process & Sampling Technician 4 or 5 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
Join the Standards and Calibration Laboratory (S&CL;) and support the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s mission to solve national security challenges through measurement science excellence. The S&CL; provides National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) traceable calibrations for LANL programs, operations, and research organizations that use measurement and test equipment (M&TE;) to take high impact and high consequence measurements. The S&CL; performs dimensional, electrical, and physical calibrations. We strive to provide the highest quality calibrations and exceptional customer service to ensure high impact measurements at LANL are reliable and accurate whether the measurement is taken in a test tube on a laboratory bench top or on a firing mound during an explosives experiment. Providing this service requires a dedicated and committed team with a common goal – to safely support LANL’s mission by providing superior calibration services to our customers.
Process & Sampling Technician 4 ($60,400 – $95,900)
The successful candidate will:
Calibrate customer M&TE;
Maintain S&CL; measurement standards
Develop/revise calibration procedures
Calculate defensible measurement uncertainties
Accurately document calibration results
Occasionally perform calibration work in radiologically controlled and/or high explosives areas
Process & Sampling Technician 5 ($72,500-$118,200)
In addition to the above, the successful candidate will:
Develop and revise complex automated and manual calibration procedures
Calculate complex and defensible measurement uncertainties
Support calibration instrumentation control charting
Perform proficiency tests and inter-laboratory comparison tests in support of accreditation
Provide measurement consultation to S&CL; customers.
Support the engineering team to maintain existing calibration instrumentation and recommending opportunities for improvement
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience performing the set-up, calibration, measurement uncertainty calculation, and reporting results for Physical measurement equipment
Demonstrated experience in developing calibration or measurement techniques for new or one-of-a-kind instruments, equipment, or systems
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience applying fundamental math, physics, and problem solving principals to technical problems
Demonstrated experience adhering to technical and administrative procedures
Experience with the use of databases and spreadsheets to manage data and perform measurement uncertainty calculations.
Experience maintaining Physical primary and/or secondary standards or instrumentation
Proven ability to perform work independently with routine oversight and meet tight schedules through time management skills and to organize and prioritize tasks for effective accomplishment of project goals
Proven ability to work in a tight-knit team environment, interface with onsite customers at all job levels, and interface with instrumentation vendors and manufacturers.
Demonstrated effective verbal presentation and written communication skills
Additional Job Requirements for Process and Sampling Tech 5In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Process & Sampling Technician 5 requires:
Advanced ability to understand and interpret physical documents, blueprints, drawings, and schematics
Demonstrated experience in monitoring and interpreting measurement standards and instrumentation trends as well as providing recommendations based interpretation of the observed trends
Demonstrated ability to develop complex calibration and/or measurement techniques for new or one-of-a-kind instruments, equipment, and/or systems based on research and using engineering principles
Demonstrated experience developing defensible measurement uncertainties using scientific principles to incorporate all contributing factors
Ability to determine Test Uncertainty Ratios (TURs) and apply guard banding as appropriate
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal oversight
Ability to train less experienced personnel in a wide variety of calibration areas
Ability to obtain a DOE "Q" Clearance, which normally requires U.S. Citizenship
Proven use and programming experience of calibration automation software such as LabView, Compass, MetTeam, etc.
Ability to occasionally travel
Process and Sampling Technician 4
- Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in an engineering, science, or mathematics-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Process and Sampling Technician 5
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering, science, or mathematics-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
Notes to Applicants (If needed)
In addition to a resume, please provide a detailed cover letter addressing how you meet both the required and desired skills for this position.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):
Lifting, pushing, pulling up to 25 lbs
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
Operation of motor vehicles
Work in a noisy environment
Work under unusual lighting conditions
Work near electrical power supplies
Safety glasses or eye protection
Gloves or hand protection
Safety shoes or protective footgear
Additional Science/Engineering area: mechanical engineering, metrology
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 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.
Our employees are our greatest asset, which is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package that offers health coverage for you and your eligible family members today and retirement plans for a brighter tomorrow. A healthy workforce is paramount to a successful organization. We offer an incentivized wellness plan and preventive care to encourage and reward good basic health choices. Also, for your financial wellness, we provide a tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan, with a company match and service based contribution.
Location: Los Alamos, NM, US
Work Telephone: 505-665-1683
Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)
Organization Name: ASM-SCL/ASM-Standards & Calibration Laboratory
Job Title: Metrologist (Process & Sampling Technician 4/5)
Appointment Type: Regular
Req ID: IRC66078