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Radiography Imaging and Analysis Technologist (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking a Lab Support Technologist to perform and support experimental activities, research on phase contrast imaging with x\-rays, and laboratory operations in the Non\-Destructive Environments and Diagnostics Department\. The individual is expected to work with staff members from a variety of departments on the integration of a 3D tomography capability including hardware, communication interfaces, data acquisition, image reconstruction, data visualization and data analysis\. There will be additional hands\-on activities to acquire datasets on conventional CT machines exploring scan parameters and how these effect metrology and conducting other laboratory experiments for non\-destructive testing activities\. Our department is part of the Engineering Sciences Center, which is the steward of engineering mechanics for Sandia National Laboratories\. Our department specializes in experimental technologies related to non\-destructive evaluation and testing using x\-rays\. With our state of the art experimental technologies, technical expertise, and analytical capabilities in sister departments, we provide integrated customer solutions\. Our mission is to support fundamental research, development, model validation, qualification and acceptance for nuclear weapons, satellites, national missile defense, and other applications\.

A key responsibility of the job opening is to set\-up and collect 3D image data using conventional computed tomography and tomosynthesis techniques and develop data visualization techniques for the interpretation of 3D datasets\. The applicant preferably has experience with computed tomography, phase contrast imaging with x\-rays, Python, and data visualization\.

A key responsibility of the job opening is to set\-up and collect 3D image data using conventional computed tomography and tomosynthesis techniques and develop data visualization techniques for the interpretation of 3D datasets\. The applicant preferably has experience with computed tomography, phase contrast imaging with x\-rays, Python, and data visualization\.

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

+ Conduct a wide array of experiments in areas of nondestructive evaluation x\-ray or similar discipline to assist scientists and engineers to support current mission areas and help develop test capabilities for future needs
+ Develop new experimental processes, utilizes novel analytical techniques, establishes new characterization methods, and optimizes existing techniques\.
+ Perform qualitative and quantitative analyses for experimental, theoretical, and practical applications of science and technology
+ Support and conduct component and system level testing to support all Sandia programs as required, including nuclear weapons, non\-proliferation, and a variety of work for other customers
+ Work collaboratively with staff and other technologists on many challenging and innovative projects to perform and support quality mechanical testing for customers, identify and implement both technical and operational laboratory improvements, and contribute to research projects
+ Install, operate, and maintain laboratory equipment including instrumentation and data acquisition systems and software
+ Implement and adhere to rigorous work planning and control processes to assure safe, secure, and high\-quality operations


+ Associate’s degree in a technical field or 2 years of equivalent laboratory work experience
+ Experience with basic laboratory test equipment, including data acquisition equipment, and instrumentation
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-clearance


+ Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
+ Experience with radiography testing equipment, test setup, and data acquisition systems
+ Experience with mathematical modeling and computer simulation
+ Experience with data visualization
+ Exposure to coding in Python and Matlab
+ Experience with work instructions and laboratory operating procedures
+ Experience with work planning and controls processes
+ Experience with high consequence safety operations, including explosive and radioactive related processes
+ Ability to interpret, organize, and document experimental results
+ Ability to work effectively in a close team environment
+ Experience with computer aided drafting for test fixture design
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
+ Active DOE Q clearance
+ GPA >3\.5

Department Description:

The Non\-Destructive Environments & Diagnostics Department \(1529\) consists of radiography, nondestructive evaluation \(NDE\), climate simulation for normal, abnormal, and aging environments, and inertial environments\. Deliverables span the full Research\-Development\-Application spectrum for all of the Laboratories¿ Missions with a focus on Nuclear Weapon components throughout the stockpile lifecycle\.

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 drug testing, and 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

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.