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Los Alamos National Laboratory Proton Radiography pRad Research Technician (Research Tec 1/2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC76451


Job Title Proton Radiography pRad Research Technician (Research Tec 1/2)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name P-25 / Subatomic Physics

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Research Tec 1/2 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.

The Subatomic Physics Group (P-25) is seeking a Research Technician 1 or 2. The successful candidate will support operations at the LANL Proton Radiography Facility (pRad), assisting with the design, development, fabrication, and operation of experimental apparatus for pRad operations, development, and research.

The Subatomic Physics Group (P‐25) leads many projects in the field of fundamental neutron physics, heavy ion physics, neutrino physics, proton radiography, and muon radiography. pRad is a novel imaging technique utilizing charged particles as a radiographic diagnostic to study dynamic materials science. Our team performs exciting basic research studying, for example, the performance of explosively‐driven shocked materials, high explosives, and bio‐imaging. pRad is training the next generation of national security scientists, attracting new talent to research in shock physics, weapons physics, dynamic materials, and stockpile stewardship. Both classified and unclassified research at pRad answers questions crucial to Stockpile Stewardship, and also investigates questions in fundamental and applied science. The job will offer opportunities to collaborate with other teams in P‐25 and Physics Division.

Research Tec 1 ($42,000-$64,800)

The successful candidate will support diverse team projects and for the experimental infrastructure at pRad by providing at least one of the following:

  • Fabrication and installation support

  • Electrical design and assembly for small projects

  • Assist with the pRad beam line tear down, reconfiguration, and setup for various experiments, which involves forkliftand crane operations, positioning and alignment with a transit theodolite, and reconfiguration of vacuum components

  • Support experimental setup and the infrastructure needed to maintain experimental equipment

Research Tec 2 ($46,400-$71,400)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Research Tec 2 will be required to,take the lead on various jobs associated with at least one of the following:

  • Mechanical design, fabrication and installation support

  • Electrical design and assembly for small projects

  • Assisting with diagnostics setup on experiments and accurately archiving

  • Ability to perform quality work and make original contributions

  • A record of frequently self‐initiating tasks

  • Ability to work productively on multiple tasks with minimal supervision

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of mechanical systems, mechanical operations, and fabrication

  • Entry level experience in mechanical design

  • Ability to perform quality work under supervision

  • Demonstrated strong work ethic

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills and the ability to contribute effectively in a team environment

  • Willingness to work to meet critical deadlines, requiring flexible work hours and a positive attitude

  • A strong desire and the ability to learn new skills and expand into new areas of expertise

  • Ability to work productively on multiple tasks

Additional Job Requirements for Research Tec 2:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Research Tec 2 level requ i res:

  • Performs work at a semi-skilled technician level

  • Works in a team environment and exhibits collaborative behavior

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with vacuum systems

  • DOE Q clearance

Essential Job Functions: Reading vision; depth perception, color discrimination, walking, climbing stairs; climbing ladders; crawling, twisting the trunk or back, balancing, applying torque with hands or arms, working alone, ability to lift 50 pounds, ability to hear and relay spoken instructions and alarms.

Research Tec 1 Education Required: Position typically requires a high school diploma and a minimum one-to-two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Research Tec 2 Education Required: Position typically requires a high school diploma and a minimum three-to-five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants: Each applicant must submit a cover letter describing his/her experience and skills in terms of the job requirements. In addition, each applicant should supply three letters of recommendation. For further technical information, please contact Amy Tainter at (505) 665-4537, atainter@lanl.gov .

Additional Details:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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: IRC76451