Engineered Systems Tech (Engineered Systems Tec 3/4) | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Engineered Systems Tech (Engineered Systems Tec 3/4)

What You Will Do

The Accelerator Operations and Technology Division (AOT) is seeking an Engineered System Tech 3 or 4 for the Instrumentation and Controls Group - Controls Hardware Team.

AOT provides leadership in the Laboratory's core capability of Accelerators and Electrodynamics, which enables charged particle acceleration through controlled utilization of electromagnetic fields. Additionally, AOT supports National Security missions involving radiographic imaging, remote measurements of electromagnetic signatures, and development of new accelerator technology. AOT operates the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) proton accelerator complex, and conducts applied research and development in accelerator-focused technologies. The Instrumentation and Controls Group (AOT-IC) within AOT designs, develops, and maintains industrial control and instrumentation for LANSCE.

The successful candidate for this position will work as a member of the AOT-IC Hardware team, which has the primary responsibility of supporting industrial control, instrumentation, and data acquisition hardware at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center.

This position will be filled at either the Engineered Systems Tec 3 or Engineered Systems Tec 4 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.

Engineered Systems Tec 3 ($54,600-$84,500)

You will work in a team environment and participate in activities that span from maintenance and upgrades of current systems, to participation in design activities that will lead to the development of future instrumentation and control systems. Your activities on any given workday will vary between troubleshooting and maintaining existing AOT-IC systems, fabricating/assembling new systems, deploying new systems, soldering, assembling cables, wiring chassis and junction box components, and working with project teams to upgrade or develop new systems.

Engineered Systems Tec 4 ($65,700-$104,400)

In addition to the responsibilities at the level 3, the Engineered Systems Tec 4 applies more extensive knowledge and skills to complete specialized tasks. They work independently with minimal oversite, prepare documentation, engage with staff on engineering designs and perform complex installations, maintenance and repairs on equipment and systems.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

• 3+ year of demonstrated proficiency with technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques relevant to the core capabilities of the Controls Hardware team.

• Demonstrated proficiency wiring cables, systems, and enclosures with accuracy and attention to detail, using good cable management and crimp/termination techniques

• 3+ years of developed knowledge and demonstrated skill with electronic instrumentation and test equipment and analysis of electronic circuits and systems to include component level diagnostics.

• Demonstrated proficiency developing and working from formal drawings/schematics.

• Availability to work flexible and extended hours as needed including the willingness to support the facility 24/7 through on-call duties on a rotating basis.

• Ability to perform physical labor (see Essential Job Functions and Work Environment sections for details).

Additional Job Requirements for Engineered Systems Tec 4:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

• Extensive knowledge and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field relevant to the core capabilities of the Controls Hardware team as well as general knowledge of other related disciplines.

• Success applying technical skills while demonstrating characteristics of being a self-starter, paying meticulous attention to details, identifying issues and suggesting corrections, and employing a great work ethic.

• Experience and demonstrated skill in investigating alternative solutions and recommending solutions on problems affecting systems and /or equipment.

• Demonstrated ability to independently troubleshoot and repair equipment at the system level in the field and at component level in the laboratory using a variety of electronics bench instrumentation, such as digital oscilloscopes, DVMs, pulse generators, etc.

• Demonstrated experience soldering and/or IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies certification.

Education/Experience at Engineered Systems Tec 3: Position require an Associates' Degree in a related field and a minimum of 3 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Completion of a training program such as US Navy Nuclear Propulsion Training Program would count towards education and experience.

Education/Experience at Engineered Systems Tec 4: Position require an Associates' Degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, additional training and/or certification is expected.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with a variety of sensors, including pressure, flow, current, voltage, strain, and temperature.
  • Experience using AutoCAD, LabVIEW, Allen Bradley ControlLogix, or other documentation and/or controls related platforms.
  • Experience in installing and basic troubleshooting of computer networks.
  • Experience using Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments (SCPI) to interface to test equipment.

Essential Job Functions(can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Lift 30+ pounds

Work Environment: Working overtime or irregular schedule, working in widely ranging ambient temperatures, operation of motor vehicles, work in a noisy environment, work near electrical power supplies, work near sources of ionizing radiation.

Location: This position will be 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: To be considered for this position applicants must submit:
  1. A cover letter which addresses each bullet point below separately, explaining how your skills and qualifications meet the "Minimum Job Requirements"
  2. Provide a detailed and complete Resume / Curriculum Vitae
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 maternity 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)
Additional Details

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.
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: 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 Policy Policy P701 for 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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Employment StatusFull Time