Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Technologist 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC74770
Job Title Research Technologist 2/3
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name A-3/Technology Applications
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Research Technologist 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. The job responsibilities of each level are outlined below and will be assigned according to the level assessed during candidate selection.
The Research Technologist works on a team of engineers, designers, and scientists to develop solutions to challenging problems in national security.
Work will potentially include multiple hazards, and require working under Integrated Work Documents. The successful candidate must understand and adhere to policy governing the work.
Research Technologist 2 ($81,600 – $133,400)
The successful candidate will:
Contribute to ideas for design and assembly of hardware for technical training aids in support of various mission sets, and assist with the verification of their functionality prior to delivery.
Demonstrate a willingness and ability to learn and develop skills in technical areas to include but not limited to welding, microcontroller programing, circuit design or implementation (similar to home security systems), and/or CNC machining.
Maintain and oversee the use of tools, equipment, and consumable parts stocked for use by the group.
Conduct technical work in accordance with industry, regulatory, and DOE/NNSA Complex code standards and criteria.
Work interactively with engineering staff, designers, and scientists across the lab to ensure successful and timely completion of project tasks.
Qualify for forklift and crane operations.
Be willing to travel and occasionally work extended hours.
Assist with the shipping and receiving of classified parts.
Research Technologist 3 ($89,900 - $148,300)
In addition to the duties outlined above, the Research Technologist 3 will be required to:
Mentor and train junior staff members in development of technical skills listed above.
Develop ideas for and lead the assembly of hardware training aids through direct input from customers.
Design, build, and test key aspects of hardware training aids.
Lead the shipping and receiving of classified parts.
Help to establish safety/security boundaries and ensure project staff remains within those boundaries throughout a project cycle.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Research Technologist 2
Demonstrated proficiency in one or more of the focus areas listed below through either coursework and advanced studies, or previous experience in the following:
Basic electronic circuit design or implementation
Work involving hazardous or classified parts/materials
Demonstrated experience working with powered hand tools to assemble or modify hardware.
Demonstrated knowledge of standards and criteria pertinent to area of technical expertise.
Demonstrated experience working on dynamic and time sensitive projects.
Demonstrated supervision of projects and personnel.
Demonstrated experience providing time or cost estimates for projects.
Ability to obtain a DOE Q and SCI clearances, which typically requires U.S. Citizenship
Research Technologist 3
In addition to the requirements outlined above, the Research Technologist 3 must:
Have demonstrated, applied expertise in three or more of the focus areas listed below through either coursework and advanced studies, or previous experience in the following:
Electronic circuit design or implementation
Work involving hazardous or classified parts/materials
Have a successful record of working with external customers on multiple projects.
Demonstrated success acting as quality control for project deliverables.
Active Q/SCI clearance
Experience working with quick turnaround and/or high visibility projects
Experience writing code for microcontrollers
Experience with electronic test equipment or electrical safety training
Experience with classified computing
Experience working with external vendors for parts or prototype fabrication
Knowledge of 3D CAD software (Solidworks/Creo)
Knowledge of mechanical fabrication techniques (CNC milling, 3D Printing, injection molding, etc.)
Knowledge of laboratory purchasing practices (ex. PRs, BOAs, RRBs)
Research Technologist 2: The position requires a relevant bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Research Technologist 3: The position requires a relevant bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training or education is desired.
Notes to Applicants: In addition to a resume, applicants must submit a cover letter addressing each of the minimum requirements, including detail on their knowledge and experience within technology focus areas.
Clearance: Q/SCI (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 email@example.com 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.
Located in the beautiful Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. Los Alamos provides access to activities like hiking, mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, and camping and a local public school system that is consistently ranked amongst the best in the nation every year.
The Technology Applications Group (A-3) uses a broad range of engineering and scientific expertise to support nuclear counter proliferation (NCP), nuclear counter terrorism (NCT), nuclear emergency response (ER) missions, defense, intelligence, and emerging technologies. A-3 has a very diverse customer and program base. The Group contributes to national programs intended to protect, deter, and respond to weapons of mass destruction through tailored training and by using specialized applied electromagnetic solutions, rapid prototyping, designing/building/testing/delivering tools and trainers along with novel safing technologies, RF solutions, and cyberphysical applications.
Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.
Req ID: IRC74770