Los Alamos National Laboratory R&D Engineer 1 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Use your engineering and diagnostic skills to do something truly remarkable. Los Alamos National Laboratory (the Laboratory or LANL) is looking for a skilled R&D Engineer 1 to join the Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) Engineering, Operations, and Physics (J-6) Group. Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. This is your chance to make a real difference while working on important research directly impacting national security.
The R&D Engineer 1 will be assigned to the Diagnostics Team in J-6. J-6 provides state-of-the-art accelerator, pulsed power, beam-target, and radiographic physics capabilities in support of the Laboratory's hydrodynamic test mission.
Primary responsibilities of J-6 include:
Designing, modeling, and verifying beam physics on Axis I and Axis II of DARHT;
Simulating and experimenting beam-target interactions and Warm Dense Matter physics;
Designing, modeling, and verifying relativistic electron diodes;
Designing and fielding diagnostics including pulsed power and non-invasive beam and plasma diagnostics;
Supporting system engineering for the pulsed power and associated systems for both accelerator axes;
Designing and implementing pulsed power design for existing and new accelerators and radiographic systems; and
Supporting LANL’s Scorpius project, a new multi-pulse linear induction accelerator for radiographic testing.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
2 years of electrical diagnostics experience
Interest in one or more of the following areas: (1) Accelerator Physics, (2) X-ray diagnostics, (3) Conventional accelerator & pulsed power diagnostics.
Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills as demonstrated by written technical documents, papers, or project presentations. Demonstrated experience interacting with all levels of personnel and customers. Strong teaming skills.
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-clearance.
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 2 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Experience with oscilloscopes, digitizers, and delay generators.
Experience with integrated circuits and timing systems.
Experience with accelerator, radiation, and pulsed power diagnostics.
Experience with pulsed power systems, transmission lines, pulse-forming networks, and impedance matching.
Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and vacuum systems.
Knowledge of computer operations, diagnostic control, and data acquisition.
Active DOE or DoD security clearance.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Color discrimination, Peripheral vision, Depth perception, 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, 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, both arms, both legs, and both feet. Lifting 20-30 pounds.
Work Environment: Working alone, working overtime or irregular schedule, working off-shift/rotating schedule, and operation of motor vehicles. Work in a noisy environment, work near electrical power supplies, and work near machinery with moving parts. Head protection, safety glasses or eye protection, face shield or facial protection, mask, hearing protection, gloves or hand protection, and safety shoes or protective footgear.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
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 .
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration: Submit a comprehensive resume and include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.
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 childbirth 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)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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 472.2 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: 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.
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 regard 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. Employment Status
Contact Name Ryan, Kyle Steven (Kyle)
Vacancy Name: IRC90633
Organization Name J-6/Engineering, Operations, And Physics
Minimum Salary 85400
Maximum Salary 139600
Req ID: IRC90633