Los Alamos National Laboratory Explosives Technician 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Explosives Technician 3 or Explosives Technician 4 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 High Explosives (HE) Fabrication and Disposition Group (M-8) in the Dynamic Experiments (M) Division is seeking a qualified HE Technician that will train to become a critical 2 nd person in multiple HE operations supporting all HE operations within the group. Becoming qualified as a HE presser, HE transporter, HE inventory custodian, a HE waste disposal operator and/or a maintenance technician will be critical to your success. You will be able to contribute in various ways as you move to where you are needed the most. You will never find yourself bored as this role will keep you actively involved in multiple operations supporting the group’s mission. Detailed record keeping is essential and job specific training will be provided. You will have an opportunity to develop a diverse skillset and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on a daily basis.
Explosives Technician 3 | $53,500 - $82,800
Now is an excellent time to join the group as major investments are being made in acquiring additional equipment supporting HE operations. The successful candidate will work under the direction of a senior HE technician supporting various HE fabrication and disposition activities. As the only HE pressing, machining and inspection facility at LANL, this technician will support multiple HE operations to enable the group’s mission.
Explosives Technician 4 | $64,400 - $102,300
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level the explosives technician 4 will be a subject matter expert in at least two of the HE technician roles outlined above and work with minimal supervision to perform the tasks.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience with detailed record keeping and organization, e.g. inventory, procurement, orderliness, cleanliness, inspection records, and material logs.
Demonstrated experience working independently and in a team environment to complete tasks, meet deadlines, and perform work to defined procedures.
Demonstrated experience performing hands-on mechanical tasks in a R&D fabrication environment.
Demonstrated record of dependability, reliability, and commitment to long-term needs of the job duties and programmatic goals of the organization.
In addition to the Job Requirements outline above, qualification at the Explosives Technician 4 level requires
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills with a strong ability to interact with all levels of staff and management.
Demonstrated experience working with hazardous materials, including appropriate qualifications (ex: LANL HE Handler)
Demonstrated mechanical aptitude in support of equipment operation and maintenance
Demonstrated experience training co-workers and leading group initiatives
A working knowledge of DOE Standard 1212 ( formerly the DOE explosives safety manual)
LANL HE Handler training/certificate and LANL HE Transporter training/certificate
Fork Lift training/certificate
Crane Operator training/certificate
Demonstrated experience performing basic equipment troubleshooting and repair
Explosive Tec 3 Education Required: Requires an Associate’s Degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 3 years of experience in the common mechanical, electronic, and optical techniques used in explosive testing; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Explosive Tec 4 Education Required: Requires an Associate’s Degree in a relevant field and a minimum 5 years of experience in the common mechanical, electronic, and optical techniques used in explosive testing; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, additional training and/or certification may be expected.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Peripheral vision, depth perception, reading vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to smell, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), 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, carrying 30+ pounds.
Note to Applicants: For Full Consideration :This position requires limited travel, typically just for obtaining custom training through external suppliers. Please include a resume and cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and desired qualifications of the position.
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)
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status
Contact Name Gonzales, Jesse J
Vacancy Name: IRC89531
Organization Name M-8/HE Fabrication & Disposition
Req ID: IRC89531
Category: Operations Support