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Pulsed Power Engineer (R&D Engineer 1) with Security Clearance at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Pulsed Power Engineer (R&D Engineer 1) with Security Clearance

Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM (On Site) Full-Time
What You Will Do The Accelerator Operations and Technology Division (AOT), Radio Frequency Engineering (RFE) group is seeking a pulsed-power engineer. 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, DC & Pulsed Power Engineering team, the successful candidate, working closely with other engineers, technologists and technicians, will be contribute to the operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of the LANSCE Injector, DC magnet power supplies, and pulsed power systems, including high-voltage power supplies and associated electronics, high-voltage/high-current power supplies and associated electronics, and fast rise-time beam-kicker systems. The position will also involve working under the direction of senior engineers to plan and implement pulsed power systems, DC magnet power supplies, and injector systems upgrades, e.g., Blumlein modulators, power electronic systems, and associated high-voltage pulsed power systems, Cockcroft Walton-based injector systems, analysis and control systems, and high-current DC power supplies. The successful candidate will also provide on-call support for the LANSCE DC & Pulsed Power team after hours and on weekends. The on-call assignment will typically be one week per month during accelerator operations, which spans about seven months per year. What You Need Minimum Job Requirements: * Demonstrated ability to read and understand schematics.
* Demonstrated undergraduate training in electrical or mechanical engineering fields that support competency in electrical or mechanical engineering such as high-voltage and pulsed-power engineering, DC magnet power supplies, drafting electric or mechanical schematics.
* Demonstrated experience in effectively producing written documents and successful oral communication skills.
Education/Experience: Position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution related to the occupation. Up to 2 years of related experience may be desired. Desired Qualifications: * Experience with high-voltage DC and pulsed-power systems.
* Experience with computer-based circuit layout simulation (PSpice, Multisim, LTSPice, etc.)
* Experience with NI LabView and LabView/FPGA programming.
* Experience with matrix algebra and block diagram simulation software (Matlab/Simulink, Scilab/Xcos, etc.).
* Experience with CAD drawing software.
* Desire to further education in Electrical Engineering (specifically pulsed power)
* Operations experience at an accelerator facility.
* Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship.
Essential Job Functions(can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):Ability to speak, ability to hear in a normal range, standing, walking, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, gripping with hands, typing or keyboarding. 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: Consideration for the position will be strictly limited to applicants that submit a comprehensive cover letter addressing, bullet by bullet, each of the required and desired skills.
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.
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
1-505-665-4444
option 1.Employment StatusFull Time

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