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Laser & Spectroscopy Diagnostic Technologist (Experienced)
Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Job Description


We are seeking a Lab Support Technologist to join a team fielding fiber\-coupled diagnostic systems on the Z machine and other pulsed power machines \(Mykonos, Thor\)\. These systems measure optical emission from the target region and power flow surfaces to understand target and machine performance\. This role will support hundreds of experiments per year\.

Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to:

+ Perform diagnostic setup and instrumentation, timing verification, diagnostic configuration, and data archiving
+ Participate in the development of new optical and laser\-based detection capabilities for experiments on the Z machine
+ Set up and perform lab\-scale experiments to demonstrate diagnostic system performance, conduct detailed measurements to diagnose and troubleshoot, and collaborate with the team to develop and execute related plans
+ Operate existing streak and gated CCD camera systems in the visible spectrum
+ Operate laser systems
+ Design, assemble and install optical imaging systems
+ Assemble of fiber optic systems
+ Communication frequently and effectively with peers
+ Collaborate across a diverse team
+ Maintain excellent organization of data, records, and other associated documentation
+ Perform all duties in compliance with operational safety, security and quality guidelines


+ Associate’s Degree in a STEM discipline or equivalent experience
+ Experience with optical, mechanical, electrical and/or computer systems
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance


+ Communication and people skills to work in a team environment
+ Familiarity with gated MCP imagers, streak cameras, cabling, dosimetry, fiber optics, and testing/experimenting methodologies is strongly desired
+ Computer skills related to data recording, analysis and CADD
+ Experience at Z or other similar large high hazard facility
+ Machine shop experience

Department Description:

Department 1675, Z Diagnostics, develops and fields state\-of\-the\-art diagnostic systems for measuring conditions created in high\-energy\-density science experiments on the Z Machine\. The department is composed of a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and technologists that work together in a collaborative environment to develop and field time\-, space\-, and spectrally\-resolving diagnostics with an emphasis on instruments that measure x\-ray emission with nanosecond to picosecond time resolution\. The department interacts closely with scientists from around the world that work on Z to pursue research in the areas of condensed matter physics, atomic physics, shock physics, radiation transport, planetary science, and inertial confinement fusion\. Opportunities also exist to develop and field new diagnostics for the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co\-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*

_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


This Limited Term Employee \(LTE\) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years\.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance\.

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.

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