Los Alamos National Laboratory Radiation Control Technician Undergraduate Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Our team is seeking applicants for our Radiation Control Technician (RCT) Student Pipeline Program. If you have a knack for math and are looking for a radiation protection career, the LANL RCT Student Pipeline Program may be the place for you. The successful candidate will learn the necessary skills to implement radiation protection procedures and provide routine radiation protection support to Laboratory operations as a member of a deployed team.
RCTs make decisions that protect worker and public safety, national security, and the environment while ensuring the success of mission-critical work. RCTs perform workplace surveillance of radiological conditions by monitoring, surveying, sampling, and reporting data. Work involves moderate physical demands, such as lifting and carrying radiation protection instruments and wearing personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection.
This position provides students with relevant work experience while pursuing a degree in a relevant technical field. Student training will include field experience in basic radiation protection concepts, procedures, and practices with RCT subject matter mentoring/supervision. While in the Student Program, the successful applicant may be assigned to various LANL facilities to learn RCT specific processes and procedures.
The program does not imply or guarantee that students hired into the RCT Student program will be selected to fill an advertised, permanent, or limited-term position. The program's overall goal is for the student to gain valuable experience and knowledge of LANL's radiation protection processes and procedures.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Enrolled in and successfully complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours per semester(or full-time equivalent). Note : Students must provide the program coordinator with current, official transcripts annually to remain eligible. Have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Ability to work with other technicians to become familiar with the process. Ability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Demonstrated ability to positively take direction, read and follow written and verbal instructions, procedures, plans, emergency, safeguards, and security procedures. Excellent communication skills promoting positive, professional, and ethical work behavior with peers.
Attention to Detail
Ability to follow instructions to produce quality work by applying attention to detail. Work ethic, including reliability as an independent worker and as a team member.Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “Q” clearance which typically requires US citizenship. Pass a new employment drug test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new employment drug test andmaintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Above-average math skills to include college Algebra, including the ability to perform simple calculations.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):
Peripheral vision, reaching horizontally, gripping with the hands, sitting, standing, lifting 2.2 – 4.5kilograms.
Work within an office and field environment that may require safety glasses, hard hat protection, and laboratory PPE.
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants MUST submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position. (HS+1 Undergrad) =Will need to provide proof of enrollment.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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 (Positionwill 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.
Eligibilityrequirements: 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.
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.
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Contact Name Hamilton, Junior Victor Edward (Junior)
Vacancy Name: IRC84208
Organization Name RP-PROG/Radiation Protection - Programs
Req ID: IRC84208
Category: Student - Undergraduate