Los Alamos National Laboratory Pulsed Power Focus Engineering Technologist (Engineered Systems Tec 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The DARHT Physics, Pulsed Power, and Diagnostics Group (J-5) provides state-of-the-art analytical accelerator, pulsed power, beam-target, and radiographic physics capabilities in support of the Laboratory's hydrodynamic test mission. Core responsibilities of the group include: (1) designing, modeling, and verification of beam physics in both machines, (2) simulation and experiments of beam-target interactions and Warm Dense Matter physics, (3) designing, modeling, and verification of relativistic electron diodes, (4) design and fielding of diagnostics including: pulsed power and non-invasive beam and plasma diagnostics, and (5) system engineering support for the pulsed power and associated systems for both accelerator axes. The Group is seeking an Engineered Systems Tec 3.

The Engineered Systems Tec 3 (pulsed power focus) will be assigned to the Pulsed Power Team in the DARHT Physics, Pulsed Power and Diagnostics Group (J-5). The successful applicant will work on pulsed power systems at DARHT and associated test stands. Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Perform electrical and mechanical maintenance of pulsed power systems of the DARHT accelerators.

  • Perform installation and testing of upgrades for the pulsed power systems of the DARHT accelerators.

  • Perform electrical and mechanical assembly, installation, and maintenance of pulsed power systems and components in test stands associated with DARHT.

  • Maintain documentation of procedures, processes, and equipment.

  • Operate cranes and forklifts.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical circuits.

  • Demonstrated ability in fabricating and maintaining electrical equipment and components (e.g. soldering and wiring).

  • Demonstrated experience working on mechanical systems with hand and/or power tools.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated experience interacting with all levels of personnel and customers. Strong teaming skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of basic pulsed power systems such as capacitor banks, charging circuits and components, triggering circuits and components, spark gaps, pulse forming lines, pulse forming networks, or Marx generators.

  • Demonstrated experience working on pulsed power or high voltage systems.

  • Demonstrated experience with electrical circuit and system testing and troubleshooting using electronic testing and measurement instruments (e.g. oscilloscopes and meters).

  • Demonstrated experience working in environments with a high level of operational formality.

Education:Position typically requires a high school diploma and two-to-four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be desirable.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):Color discrimination, Peripheral vision, Depth perception, Reading vision, Ability to speak, Ability to discriminate speech, Ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), Standing, Walking, Climbing stairs, Climbing Ladders, Bending, Stooping, Crouching, Kneeling, Twisting the trunk or back, Balancing, 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 30+ pounds.

Work Environment:Outdoors, In confined space, At heights, In a cold environment, Working alone, Working overtime or irregular schedule, Operation of specialized heavy equipment, In a widely ranging ambient temperatures, Operation of motor vehicles, Work in a noisy environment, Work under unusual lighting conditions, Work near electrical power supplies, Work near sources of ionizing radiation, Work near sources of non-ionizing radiation, Work with vibrating equipment/machinery, Work near machinery with moving parts, Irritant chemicals, Dusts or powders, Sprays, mists, or vapors, Headgear or head protection, Safety glasses or eye protection, Hearing protection, Gloves or hand protection, Safety shoes or protective footgear.

Notes to Applicants:

Please submit a detailed cover letter with your resume addressing all required and desired skills. (Please save cover letter with job number and name).

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.

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 is primarily responsible for monitoring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and conducting research into new defense programs. It is a center for research in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including space exploration, geophysics, renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine, and nanotechnology.

The LANL Integrated Weapons Experiments (J) Division addresses national security challenges by executing mission-driven, large-scale, integrated experiments, emphasizing sub-critical experiments, hydrodynamic tests, focused experiments, and tests of engineered systems. The Division develops the workforce, facilities, technologies, and systems necessary to generate, analyze, and disseminate unique, high-quality data with integrity and scientific excellence. J Division utilizes professional engineering management, and Formality of Operations and Conduct of Engineering processes, to effectively integrate high-fidelity test objects, multiple diagnostic technologies, sophisticated experiment design, and multi-disciplinary teams assembled across organizational boundaries. The Division executes its responsibilities in a sustainable, safe, secure, reliable, and environmentally responsible manner. J Division operates the Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) facility, and also operates or utilizes other LANL firing sites and facilities. The Division collaborates to execute sub-critical and other integrated experiments at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and NNSA, DOE, and partner organization facilities as needed.

Maximum Salary: 77600

Minimum Salary: 50200

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Budge, Trevor L.

Organization Name: J-5/DARHT Physics & Pulse Power

Email: tbudge@lanl.gov

Job Title: Pulsed Power Focus Engineering Technologist (Engineered Systems Tec 3)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC63777