Los Alamos National Laboratory Pulsed Power Engineered Systems Tec 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Engineered Systems Tec 2/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 DARHT Engineering, Operations, and Physics Group (J-6) is seeking two (2) Engineered Systems Tecs to join the Pulsed Power Team. J-6 provides state-of-the-art accelerator, pulsed power, beam-target, and radiographic physics capabilities in support of LANL's hydrodynamic test mission. Core responsibilities of the Pulsed Power Team include: (a) troubleshooting, maintaining, and upgrading of the Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) accelerator pulsed power systems, and (b) designing, modeling, developing, and implementing new pulsed power sources and systems related to accelerator applications.
Pulsed Power Engineered Systems Tec 2 ($51,200 - $78,700)
As a pulsed power Eng Sys Tec 2, you will assist in the maintenance of pulsed power systems and subsystems at DARHT and associated test stands, to include testing and troubleshooting. This will require:
The ability to execute basic maintenance or new equipment installations with verbal and/or written instructions
Working on electrical circuits and high-voltage components
Being able to read and understand electrical schematics
Experience using tools to work on mechanical systems
Experience with power supplies, oscilloscopes, and digitizers
The capability to work in a team environment
A willingness to acquire new skills and step out of your comfort zone
Being a fast learner
Pulsed Power Engineered Systems Tec 3 ($56,300 - $87,200)
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, this level requires
An application of pulsed power knowledge, LANL policies and principles, and a thorough understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts related to pulsed power.
A demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and repair problems on electro-mechanical systems of moderate complexity using standard diagnostic equipment, while referencing to OEM provided drawings, diagrams, specifications, schematics, and manuals.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience with mechanical, electro-mechanical and/or vacuum systems and processes.
Experience working to a set of defined requirements and regulations.
Experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting systems and/or equipment.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team under both general and/or specific instruction.
Additional Job Requirements for Engineered Systems Tec 3:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Demonstrated apprentice type skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting systems and/or equipment.
Proficiency with mechanical, electro-mechanical and/or vacuum systems and processes.
Proven experience working to a set of defined requirements and regulations.
Education/Experience for Tec 2: 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 for Tec 3: Position require an Associate 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 position.
Experience with high voltage equipment.
Experience working on pulsed power systems.
Experience in reading electrical and mechanical drawings.
Strong computer skills, including word-processing, spreadsheets, and data acquisition and plotting.
DOE Q clearance
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):
Peripheral vision, depth perception, reading vision, distance vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 hz), standing, walking, bending, crouching, twisting the trunk or back, balancing, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, applying torque with hands or arms, gripping with the hands, pressing with hands or arms, pushing with hands or arms, pulling with hands or arms, typing or keyboarding, fine motor control, use of both hands, use of both arms, use of both legs, use of both feet, lifting 30+ pounds
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.
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)
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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.
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