Los Alamos National Laboratory Entry Level Analytical Chemist (R&D Engineer 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
As a member of the TA-55 Radiological Liquid Waste Operations Team, you will be responsible to provide analytical chemistry analyses in support of the treatment of radiological wastewater at the LANL radiological wastewater treatment facility located at TA-50-0001. You will report to the TA55-RLWF Operations Manager.
You will assist senior chemists in the performance of radiological and non-radiological analyses of aqueous, and occasionally sludge, samples. The performance of these analyses will include the performance of quality assurance practices including calibration of instruments and database entry of analytical results.
Non-radiological analyses include (but are not limited to) the following:
- pH, density, total dissolved solids, total suspended solids, moisture content, mass spectroscopy, ion chromatography, alkalinity, hardness, acidity, etc.
Radiological analyses include (but are not limited to) the following:
- gross alpha, gross beta, gross gamma, tritium, isotopic determination of Pu-238, Pu-239, Am-241, etc.
Safety and security are primary responsibilities for all Laboratory employees. Maintains required safety and security training and assures compliance; makes safety and security an integral part of every task. Takes steps to stop work if unsafe conditions exist or security is compromised.
Adheres to engineering policies, programs, procedures and practices.
Assists in the development of new methods, techniques or approaches to address technical problems.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Engineering Field: Knowledge of and experience in chemistry, chemical analyses or chemical engineering field.
Research and Development: Knowledge of and/or experience in designing, planning, and executing research and development projects.
Scientific Methods: Knowledge of and/or experience with application of the scientific method and with discipline-relevant standards for the ethical conduct of research.
Communication: Strong interpersonal skills in both verbal and written communications and the ability to effectively communicate to all levels of staff.
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree from an ABET accredited college or university program.
Conduct of Operations: Familiarity with the concept of Conduct of Operations in the performance of essential work.
Note to Applicants: For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum requirements and the desired qualifications noted above.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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.
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.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
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)
Vacancy Name: IRC82759
Organization Name TA55-RLWF/TA55 RAD Liquid Waste Facilities Operations
Minimum Salary 83300
Maximum Salary 136200
Req ID: IRC82759