Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Technician 4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Isotope Program (IP) in C-IIAC produces and purifies radionuclides for medical and industrial applications as well as for fundamental research. We are looking for a Research Technician to be part of the team supporting operations and program maintenance activities in the Hot Cell (HC) Facility as part of the IP. The IP Hot Cell Facility is a laboratory designed to handle high dose rate radiological materials. It has hot cells equipped with telemanipulators to remotely handle high dose rate materials along with general laboratory space with specialized equipment to support isotope processing activities.
The Mechanical Research Technician is responsible for upkeep and programmatic maintenance of the hot cells and associated facility equipment. The work includes mechanical and electrical work for maintenance of the analytical and programmatic equipment within the general hot cell facility, maintenance of the hot cell train and telemanipulators, and interface with the facility personnel for building-wide systems. The successful candidate will develop and update technical and safety procedures, and support technical work for isotope production operations. The successful candidate must be able to work with radioactive materials and in radiologically contaminated areas, become respirator fit, and perform work with remote manipulators as part of a high performing team to meet deliverables for the IP.
The successful candidate will be required to…
Have a strong mechanical and/or electrical background
Serve as an IP mechanical technician to maintain and repair HC telemanipulators and other equipment associated with the program mission.
With consideration of ALARA, work in radiation areas with contaminated and activated items, including work requiring respiratory protection.
Develop and update technical procedures and documents.
Assist in fabricating, installing, maintaining, and repairing systems critical to the operation of the Isotope Production Facility.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment
Ability to learn to repair and maintain telemanipulators
Ability to learn safe and responsible handling of highly radioactive and hazardous materials including the use of manipulators for remote handling of materials in hot cells and wearing a respirator
Demonstrated ability to develop, update, and adhere to detailed technical and safety procedures, including producing and verifying records of work.
Ability to work as part of a team in the maintenance and upkeep of the facility.
Proven ability to meet deliverables in a fast paced and dynamic team environment.
Ability to work under a quality assurance program including current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).
Ability to obtain a CDL license with HazMat endorsement, which requires passing a physical
Ability to operate cranes and forklifts.
Physically fit and able to handle a strenuous work environment (respirator work, heat stress, lifting/moving heavy equipment (up to 50 lbs.), up and down stairs, etc.).
Ability to obtain a Q clearance which usually requires U.S. Citizenship.
Education/Experience: Position requires a minimum of an Associates’ Degree in a related field and 5 years of related experience or relevant Military experience, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience
Experience performing radiological work in PPE (respirator etc.).
Experience with tele-manipulators.
Prior experience/education with basic radiochemical principles.
Experience operating cranes and forklifts
CDL Driver’s license with HAZMAT endorsement.
Active Q clearance
Experience with executing work within the LANL safety envelope
Note to Applicants: Please provide a cover letter of interest in the position and a resume detailing specific experience as it applies to the required and desired criteria of this job ad.
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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- 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.
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 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. Appointment Type
Contact Name Duran, Andria M
Vacancy Name: IRC89594
Organization Name C-IIAC/Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chem
Minimum Salary 64400
Maximum Salary 102300
Req ID: IRC89594
Category: Science/Eng Tech Support