Instrumentation and Controls Technician (Development & Fab. Technician 2/3) | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Instrumentation and Controls Technician (Development & Fab. Technician 2/3)

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Development and Fabrication Tec 2/3 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.

The Process Controls team supports the Engineering Technology and Design Division (E), within the Process Automation and Control Group (E-3) which is responsible for the design, development, and field support of data acquisition systems, process control systems, machine control systems, and safety systems used for Pu Sustainment Programs as well as a variety of additional programs throughout the Laboratory. Principal responsibilities will be to provide electrical technical support of control system hardware components and software controls for newly developed data acquisition and control systems, to include rack modification, component installation, wiring, installation, and troubleshooting. Systems range from standalone commercial controller-based equipment to large, distributed computer-based systems. Some work will be conducted in a radiological area.

Development and Fabrication Technician 2 ($49,600 - $76,300)

The successful candidate will:

Use standard CAD systems to display and generate drawings of simple systems and subsystem components based on information received from others.

Interpret information on drawings such as bills-of-materials, specifications, and related data to procure components and locate components in support of assembly and testing.

Modifies existing drawings per detailed instructions from an engineer or higher-level design and test technician.

Performs fabrication and troubleshooting with guidance from senior technicians or engineers.

Assists in the design of testing experiments and diagnostic equipment.

Development and Fabrication Technician 3 ($54,600 - $84,500)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Development and Fabrication Technician 2 will be required to:

Provide technical guidance in control system design techniques to junior engineers and technicians.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Electrical Technology

Knowledge in electrical systems, electronics, engineering standards, and control systems. Experience and knowledge of equipment rack design, fabrication, assembly, installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of electrical/electronic/control systems. Ability to use standard shop tools such as soldering irons, crimpers, drills, punches etc., and to provide basic mechanical assembly of equipment racks.

Schematics

Knowledge and experience reading/following mechanical and electrical schematics.

System Use and Maintenance

Experience using and maintaining electrical, pneumatic, vacuum, and/or hydraulic systems. Familiar with the use of electronic test equipment (scopes, meters, etc.) for troubleshooting control systems.

Team Dynamics

Ability to work with a diverse team of professional technicians, including the ability to leverage ingenuity, creativity, and personal independence to support multiple concurrent team tasks with changing programmatic priorities.

Communication

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

Safety

Commitment in the areas of safety, security, quality, and environment.

Additional Job Requirements for Development and Fabrication Technician 3

Electrical Technology

Advanced knowledge in electrical systems, electronics, engineering standards, and control systems. Experience and knowledge of equipment rack design, fabrication, assembly, installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of electrical/electronic/control systems. Ability to use standard shop tools such as soldering irons, crimpers, drills, punches etc., and to provide basic mechanical assembly of equipment racks.

Schematics

Knowledge and demonstrated experience reading/following mechanical and electrical schematics.

System Use and Maintenance

Demonstrated experience using and maintaining electrical, pneumatic, vacuum, and/or hydraulic systems. Familiar with the use of electronic test equipment (scopes, meters, etc.) for troubleshooting control systems.

Education/Experience at Development and Fabrication Technician 2 level:

Position requires a High School diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education/Experience at Development and Fabrication Technician 3 level:

Position requires an Associates' Degree and a minimum of 3 years relevant experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of the theory and operation of field transducers such as flowmeters, valves, thermocouples, etc.
  • Knowledgeable of National Electrical Code installation and design requirements
  • Experience with CAD design tools such as AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Experience, specialized training, and/or knowledge of working in a radiological or nuclear facility, including a demonstrated commitment to safety and security.
  • Demonstrated experience developing electrical design packages (AutoCAD Electrical)


Customer Service

E Division prides itself on providing professional, courteous, and competent customer service to all internal and external customers. We are seeking someone with superior customer service skills -who can build rapport at all levels. Have the ability to develop and nurture effective internal customer relationships, and to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.

DOE Standards and Policies

We would like to hear about your knowledge of engineering principles and procedures, safety basis interaction, design guides, standards, and administrative practices as applied to DOE non-reactor nuclear facilities.

Clearance Level

DOE Q Clearance preferred.

Essential Job Functions(can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):

Reading vision, distance vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range, sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, climbing stairs, typing or keyboarding, fine motor control, carrying 5-10 pounds.

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 a 1 year.

Note to Applicants:

Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications in bullet style and preferably with examples.
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)
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.

Clearance: Q L or Q or 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. 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. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Employment StatusFull Time