Process and Sampling Tech 2/3 (Instrument Electronic Repair and Calibration Technician)

What You Will Do

Work as part of the Radiation Instrumentation and Calibration Team in the Radiation Protection Services Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. This team supports the Radiation Protection Program by maintaining, calibrating, troubleshooting and developing radiation protection instrumentation. Duties will include supporting the test, evaluation, maintenance, and calibration processes for fixed and portable alpha, beta, neutron, photon, and tritium radiation protection instruments. As a member of the team, you will maintain accurate computerized and written calibration records and other pertinent documentation. You will interact with team staff members, health physicists, and radiological control technicians.

Process and Sampling Technician 2 Level, Salary Range: $52,400 - $80,600
The Radiation Protection Instrument Repair and Calibration Electronic Technician (Process and Sampling TEC-2) will be responsible to repair RP instruments and calibrate RP instrumentation with radioactive sources with some troubleshooting issues or concerns. This level might work 1st, swing, or 2nd shift

Process and Sampling Technician 3 Level, Salary Range: $57,800 - $89,500
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, the Technician 3 position will perform a higher level of electronic component troubleshooting, performing evaluation of newly purchased instrumentation and working with the RP instrumentation manufacturers.
What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Experience in the maintenance and repair of instrumentation.
  • Experience with analog and digital electronic troubleshooting and repair at the board and component level.
  • Perform circuit-board-level diagnosis and repair using standard equipment such as voltmeters, oscilloscopes, and soldering irons.
  • Utilize computers, high voltage/low-current power supplies, pulse generators, other test equipment and radioactive sources to test and/or calibrate electronic equipment.
  • Responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating processes, procedures, and applications
  • An excellent record of dependability, availability, attendance, and punctuality is essential.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with personal computers (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Applicant must have the ability to obtain a Q, which normally requires U.S. citizenship.

Additional Job Requirements for Technician 3:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

  • Assist in development, implementation, and evaluation of the overall team's quality assurance program.
  • Ensures implementation of required corrective actions, initiates and assist in the closeout of non-conformance issues.
  • Develops, evaluates and implements new assembly processes and procedures.

Education/Experience at lower level:
This TEC-2 position requires a High School Diploma in Electronics or related field and 3 years of experience; or, an equilvalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Education/Experience at higher level
This TEC-3 position requires an Associate's Degree in Electronics or related field and 3 years of experience; or, an equilvalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Both positions may be subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities. This DOE Order establishes entry-level requirements to ensure employees in the positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in performing alpha- and beta-radiation repair and calibration of radiation protection instrumentation (portable survey instruments, personnel contamination monitors, and continuous air monitors)
  • Experience with handling and using radioactive sources (sealed, electroplated, and thin-window).
  • Familiarity with radiation principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow technical procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, security, quality, and excellent customer service.

Work Environment:

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. All work locations are at the discretion of management.

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: The TEC-2 position could work 1st shift, swing shift or 2nd shift depending on customer needs. The TEC-3 position will likely work 1st shift in the main RIC Team Repair and Calibration Shop.
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 (PTO 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 (Position will be cleared to this level). Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Federal Government, and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance. and obtaining such clearance requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon the position, additional authorization to access classified information may be required, which may or may not be available to dual citizens. Receipt of a Q clearance and additional access authorization ultimately is a decision of the Federal Government and not of Triad.
*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.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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, 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.