Protective Systems Engineered Systems Tec 2/3

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Engineered Systems Tec 2 or Engineered Systems Tec 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 Accelerator Operations and Technology Division is seeking an Engineered Systems Tec 2 / 3 for the Accelerator Operations Group.

The successful candidate will work on the Protective Systems Team, which is primarily responsible for personnel access, machine protection, and radiation safety systems on site.

You will work in a team environment and participate in activities that span from maintenance and upgrades of current systems, to installation of future protective systems. Your activities on any given workday will vary between troubleshooting and maintaining existing systems, fabricating/assembling new systems, soldering, assembling cables, generating/modifying electrical schematics, assisting with procedural checks, and working with other team members.

Engineered Systems Tec 2 $52,400 - $80,600

  • Provide maintenance support for major personnel and equipment protection systems and alarms at the LANSCE Accelerator Facility.
  • Work closely with technicians and engineers from our own and other maintenance support teams across the facility.
  • Complete a formal training certification program and participate in rotating on-call schedule, which will involve after hours and weekend call-ins when required.
  • Interact and collaborate effectively with internal and external colleagues at the team, group, division, and laboratory levels.
  • Participate in team system installation activities, which can include working outdoors and ladder climbing. Occasionally work in high radiation/contamination areas.

Engineered Systems Tec 3 $57,800 - $89,500
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level

  • Produce materials for technical reports, documents (including drawings and schematics), and presentations.
  • Be involved in the planning, construction, installation, testing, and documenting of electrical equipment/systems.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Basic working understanding of electronic circuits and ability to read component level schematics.
  • Experience assembling and/or reworking Printed Circuit Boards (soldering, desoldering, assembly, disassembly, etc.). Experience with surface mount component rework a plus.
  • Familiarity with common lab test equipment: digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, etc).
  • Experience with equipment installation, to include reading wiring diagrams, cable assembly, cable routing, crimping connectors, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, as well as functioning independently on individual assignments.
  • Ability to use standard shop tools such as soldering irons, drills, saws, punches, etc.

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

  • Experience as an electronics technician, or similar trade.
  • Experience performing troubleshooting on complex problems using a variety of equipment, detailed drawings, wiring diagrams, and schematics.
  • Familiarity with a major CAD or ECAD Program (AutoCad, Mentor Graphics, Altium Designer, etc.).
  • Some experience working independently in electronic system design.

Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a high school diploma and a minimum of 3 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education/Experience at higher level: 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.

Desired Qualifications:
  • PLC programming experience, including formal training in Allen-Bradley networks, ladder logic, and PanelView interface control.
  • Demonstrated experience translating electronic design projects to drawings and system/circuit description documents.
  • Knowledge of particle accelerator interlock systems.
  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

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: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses each of the key requirements of the position.
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.

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 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 1-505-664-6947 option 2.