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Job Information

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.

Desired Qualifications:

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 Environment:

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)

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.

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.

For general program information refer to the StudentPrograms web page.

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Instructions on How to Activate/Create a LANL Jobs Account:

Follow the instructions below if you have ever had an employee Z number, been a contractor, or received Los Alamos Lab insurance coverage to activate your account:

  • Select the Click Here button if you have been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage .

  • Please enter only your first and last name and current email address (an email withyour validation code will be sent to you) to activate the account currently in our system.

  • Enter your validation code as described in the email you receive and complete the 3-page registration form. Your account is now active and you can apply for jobs or save to your basket. Important : Enter the validation code within 15 days to activate your account or your account will be deactivated.

Follow the instructions below if you have never been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage to create an account:

  • Select the Register button if you have never been employed with the Lab or received insurance coverage to Create an Account.

  • From here, you will establish an account with username and password.

How to Apply: Login to Your Account to Complete the Application Process

  • Click the Vacancy Name number (in blue) to view any job’s details.

  • Click Apply or Add to Basket to apply later. Tip : To apply for a job or save your basket, you must have a LANL jobs account.

If you experience any technical issues, please email applyhelp@lanl.gov for assistance.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Hamilton, Junior Victor Edward (Junior)
Email jhamilton@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC84208
Organization Name RP-PROG/Radiation Protection - Programs
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC84208
Category: Student - Undergraduate