Research Technician 4 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Research Technician 4

What You Will Do

The Complex Response Solutions Group (A-5) is seeking a highly motivated technician to support the NNSA's Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation with focus on the Nuclear Threat Science and Nuclear Incident Response missions. The Group contributes to national programs intended to counter, protect, and respond to weapons of mass destruction. The Group specializes in rapid prototyping, designing / building / evaluating and delivering tools and trainers, and the development of novel safing technologies. The Group integrates across the Laboratory and teams externally to provide world-changing solutions directly to the field for our customers and sponsors. The research is conducted at Q and SCI levels.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Demonstrated experience working in laboratory environment and conducting work in a safe and secure manner.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment to accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in both written and oral format to personnel at all levels.
  • Familiarity with the use and function of common machine equipment (mill, lathe, EDM, etc.) and hand tools.
  • Experience assembling, troubleshooting, and/or repairing mechanical and/or electrical systems.

Education/Experience: Position requires an Associate's Degree and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Active "Q" and SCI clearances.
  • Experience with Integrated Work Management principles including, hazard identification and assessment, work authorization documents, and drafting detailed operating procedures or other work planning documents
  • Experience with parametric computer aided design (CAD) software such as Solidworks or Creo.
  • Experience handling weapon components.
  • Experience operating cranes.
  • Experience with and/or current licensing for operating large trucks and heavy equipment such as forklifts, tractors, skid loaders, etc
  • Knowledge of classified material handling and protection.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Standing, use of both hands and arms, fine motor control, lifting 50 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 1 year.

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position. Foreign/Domestic travel is required to support testing and research.
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(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.

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.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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