Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Tec 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC76653
Job Title Research Tec 2
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name MST-16/Nuclear Materials Science
Minimum Salary 46400
Maximum Salary 71400
What You Will Do
MST-16 is seeking Research Technicians to support actinide materials science research. The successful candidates will provide technician support in one or more of the following areas: metallography, materials characterization, materials synthesis and processing, materials properties measurements, and dynamic testing. Technicians will work under supervision and within established procedures, processes, requirements or specifications to perform work on a variety of tasks and projects. Technicians will conduct technical work in the laboratory space or work area with responsibilities that may include preparing small scale samples for analysis, operating and maintaining equipment, executing experiments, and various other activities supporting MST-16 programs. These activities will typically require working in a gloveboxes in a radiological environment, and, in some cases, the use of a respirator.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Basic knowledge of computer systems and applications.
Basic knowledge of and experience with hand and power tools.
Ability to interact effectively with peers and management as required to complete work.
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, procedures, plans and Laboratory requirements.
Ability to pass and maintain required training.
Ability to follow safeguards and security procedures in accordance with the Laboratory.
Ability to perform routine tasks in a related technical specialty and exercise independent judgment.
High school diploma and three to five years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to obtain a Q clearance.
Ability to obtain HRP Certification.
Experience working with basic measurement equipment (multimeters, micrometers, balances, transducers, thermometers, etc.).
Experience working with vacuum, gas, and pressure systems in a research environment.
Experience in performing or supporting scientific experiments using analytical or research equipment (spectrometers, microscopes, etc.).
Experience in preparation and analysis of small samples for materials science analysis.
Experience working in glove boxes.
Specialized training and knowledge for working in hazardous environments such as those involving radiological or fissile materials, lasers, etc.
Experience in the safe handling of toxic/radioactive/reactive materials such as beryllium, uranium or plutonium.
Essential Job Functions: Peripheral vision, depth perception, reading vision, distance vision, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 Hertz), standing, walking, lifting 20‐30 pounds.
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. Nuclear Materials Science (MST-16) is an international leader in plutonium science and engineering and supports a variety of fundamental to applied programs, including Plutonium Sustainment, Pit Surveillance, the Science Program, Life Extension Programs, Advanced Certification, various global security programs, and Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) projects. MST-16 maintains a multidisciplinary expertise in actinide materials science and engages in areas important to Laboratory missions, including material characterization, phase stability, mechanical and dynamic properties, aging, electronic structure, corrosion, and surface science. Our work takes place in the Plutonium Facility (PF-4), the Radiological Laboratory/Utility/Office Building (RLUOB), the Target Fabrication Facility (TFF), and numerous other facilities at LANL and across the country.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Ditsworth, Samantha Aileen
Req ID: IRC76653