Los Alamos National Laboratory Electrical Technician (Development and Fabrication Tec 4/5) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Development and Fabrication Tec 4 or 5 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.
We are seeking a Electrical Development and Fabrication Technician to assist in the test and development of custom instrumentation for various space-based detection systems. The ideal candidate will be highly-motivated, results-oriented, and a proficient multi-tasker. The Space Instrument Realization Group (ISR-5) provides engineering and technical expertise to develop and deploy high-quality, innovative measurement systems to space for national security applications and NASA missions. ISR-5 is composed of electrical and mechanical engineers, systems engineers, technicians, and project control specialists, all of whom engage on high performance project teams that span conceptual development to deployment. The Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been designing, building, and operating highly innovative ground, air and space-based measurement and detection systems for nearly 60 years. Including space-based measurement systems for verification of international nuclear treaties, basic scientific missions, nuclear nonproliferation, space situational awareness and remote sensing. In addition, we lead experiments on NASA missions, including the Curiosity and Perseverance Mars Rovers, Van Allen Probes, and IBEX.
The development, production, and delivery of national security payloads as well as one-of-a-kind NASA instruments requires a high degree of expertise and creativity. This position is responsible for applying advanced/expert knowledge of a wide-range prototypical electrical components, assemblies and systems for space-borne payloads. Fabrication and testing activities require participation as a critical member of a highly functioning team environment with technicians, engineers, scientists, and project controls staff within Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) as well as with Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) and other organizations. Demonstrated experience working on complex high-reliability electrical systems, especially those operating in harsh environments, is required.
Development and Fabrication Tec 4 ($64,400 - $102,300)
Adhere to safety and security policies, programs, procedures and practices. Make safety and security an integral part of every task, including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.
Develop and execute test and integration procedures for high reliability space instruments.
Design, test, and troubleshoot electronic circuits, including complex measurements on sub-assemblies or fully integrated custom systems.
Test and characterize performance of custom diodes, amplifiers, and sensors.
Design and assemble ground support equipment, cables, and test fixtures.
Perform review of drawings to ensure drafting/design accuracy, completeness, and format suitability.
Experience with LabView or other software to develop test scripts, data reporting, and graphical analysis to analyze data from laboratory equipment or custom instruments.
Provide input for diagnosis of anomalies, failures or malfunctions, replace defective components, and perform basic troubleshooting using detailed drawings, manuals, and written instructions.
Promote a mutually respectful work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.
Development and Fabrication Tec 5 ($77,300 - $126,000)
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level the candidate will:
Use CAD systems to design complex circuits utilizing schematic capture and simulation tools (e.g., analog SPICE, digital timing, VHDL, Mentor Graphics, or signal integrity tools).
Specify, review, and approve electrical designs, schematics, and bill-of-materials prior to release for prototype and engineering model fabrication .
Develop detailed instructions, schematics or assembly procedures to specify components for advanced, high-reliability assemblies.
Direct and assist lower level technicians with basic and moderately complex measurements; review data sets for adequacy and accuracy .
Assume a leadership role within the team and projects to ensure completion of certain tasks.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Communication & Teaming:
Demonstrated ability to accomplish technical tasks while working independently as well as in a team environment with engineers and scientists.
Demonstrated experience interfacing directly with engineers and other staff to develop and implement instrumentation projects.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills.
Electrical Test & Fabrication
Demonstrated experience troubleshooting basic electronics AC/DC (Use of voltmeter/digitizer, oscilloscopes and multichannel analyzers).
Experience in the set up and operation of specialized or standard test equipment to test and characterize the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems.
Experience in the assembly of circuitry for electronic systems following engineering instructions, production specifications, and/or technical manuals.
Ability to perform basic soldering and wiring jobs.
Demonstrated ability to follow documented electrical test and system integration procedures.
Knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD) software tools for schematic capture and/or circuit board layout.
Experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting electronic or mechanical systems and/or equipment.
Experience working and delivering product on schedule, while being involved in multiple projects having various and sometimes changing priorities.
Additional Job Requirements for Development and Fabrication Tec 5:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Experience troubleshooting complex or high-reliability electronic systems down to the component level.
Advanced knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD) software tools and experience in independent circuit design of test fixtures and test support infrastructure.
Knowledge of relevant techniques and advanced components (e.g., analog semi-custom ASICs, microprocessors, field programmable gate arrays, etc.) including how to specify and procure high-reliability components.
Expert knowledge of industry, regulatory, or DOE/NNSA Complex codes, standards, and criteria pertinent to the particular operations performed within the assigned scope of work.
Education/Experience at lower level :Position requires a minimum of an Associates’ Degree and 5 years relevant experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Education/Experience at higher level :Position requires a minimum of an Associates’ Degree and 7 years relevant experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Demonstrated experience working with space flight hardware.
Demonstrated experience working with and handling classiﬁed information.
Experience with configuration management tools/processes and configuration controlled assemblies.
Experience with formal verification & validation methods.
Active Q clearance.
Note to Applicants:
This position will be physically 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). 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. SeeDOE 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 PolicyPolicy P701for 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Vacancy Name: IRC88111
Organization Name ISR-5/ Space Instrument Realization
Req ID: IRC88111
Category: Science/Eng Tech Support