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Engineered Systems Tec 3 with Security Clearance at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Engineered Systems Tec 3 with Security Clearance

Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM (Onsite) Full-Time
What You Will Do The Accelerator Operations and Technology Division (AOT), Radio Frequency Engineering (RFE) group is seeking an Engineered Systems Technician 3. The AOT division maintains, operates, and upgrades all accelerator systems used at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) complex. These consist of two 750-keV Cockcroft-Walton-based injector systems (H+ and H- systems), a 201.25-MHz drift tube linear accelerator utilizing high-power Diacrode tubes, an 805-MHz coupled cavity linac utilizing klystrons as the primary power source, a proton storage ring, and roughly a kilometer of beam transport lines that feed beam to the five independent research programs. The RFE group is principally responsible for all RF systems, pulsed power systems, and high-power DC power supplies used to operate magnets on the beam transport lines. Low-level RF (LLRF) control and monitoring of the various RF sources used to drive the beam is critical to the high performance and successful operation of the accelerator. As a member of the AOT-RFE High Power Engineering team you will support operation, maintenance, and upgrades of high-power Radio Frequency amplifier systems around the accelerator as well as collaborate in the design of new equipment for future upgrades. What You Need Minimum Job Requirements: * Experience using basic electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes and voltmeters.
* Experience and ability to read and understand basic electrical wiring diagrams or schematics, work from documentation, diagrams, rough sketches, layouts, and verbal instructions.
* Experience performing installation, maintenance, commissioning, and repairs on electrical/electronic equipment and/or systems.
* Ability to work individually and as part of a team environment.
* Experience producing clear written documents and communications.
* Experience troubleshooting circuits containing multiple integrated or discrete components.
* Ability to use AutoCAD or a similar CAD program to open and view schematics or drawings.
* Ability to complete Forklift training and obtain certification.
* Ability to complete and obtain incidental crane certification
* Ability to provide after-hours primary "on-call" support approximately one week out of four weeks. Education/Experience: Position requires an Associate's Degree in a related field and a minimum of three (3) years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Desired Qualifications: * Familiarity and/or experience with particle accelerator operations, maintenance, or operations and maintenance at a similar complex facility.
* Familiarity and/or experience with Conduct of Operations and Conduct of Research principles and procedures.
* Experience with two or more of the following: 1) installation and testing of high-power RF devices and/or systems; 2) installation and testing of high-voltage and pulsed-power devices and/or systems; 3) installation and testing of RF power amplifiers, DC and pulsed-power systems; or 4) installation and testing of RF transport systems such as cables, coaxial lines or waveguides.
* Experience relating to installation of high-power RF vacuum tube-based amplifier systems and high-voltage systems.
* Experience with the maintenance, operation, and troubleshooting of high-power RF systems. Essential Job Functions(can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):
Ability to speak, Ability to discriminate speech, Ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 Hz), Sitting, Standing, Walking, Climbing Ladders, Bending, Stooping, Crouching, Kneeling, Twisting the trunk or back, lifting 30+ pounds, Carrying 30+ pounds, Use of both hands, Use of both arms, Reaching overhead, Reaching horizontally, Reaching down, Applying torque with hands or arms. Work Environment:
Work near sources of ionizing radiation, Work near sources of non-ionizing radiation. Use of safety glasses or eye protection, gloves or hand protection, safety shoes or protective footgear. 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 a 1 year. Note to Applicants: Consideration for the position will be strictly limited to applicants that submit a comprehensive cover letter addressing, bullet by bullet: each of the Minimum Job Requirements; all the applicable Desired Qualifications.
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: U (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.
No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks. 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
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