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Employment Type:
Volunteer
Posted:
10/11/2018
Job Category:
Engineering
Industry:
Government
R& D Laboratory Support Technologist (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description

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**Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state\-of\-the\-art concepts to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security?**

We are seeking a Technologist and invite you to apply for consideration in multiple research and development activities supporting the Nuclear Forensics and Nuclear Non\-Proliferation missions\. You will support science and engineering research, development, and engineering \(RD&E\) activities which are characterized primarily by their nonroutine, prototypical nature\. You will help RD&E technical staff realize their ideas and designs and accomplish project goals\. Working in a laboratory or facility, you operate and maintain experimental equipment, perform experiments, maintain a safe environment, and make, record, and document observations\. Additionally, the individual performs a variety of technical procedures with minimal direction\.

On any given day, you may be asked to:

+ Conduct chemical, radiological, or physical experiments to assist scientists and engineers in the performance of RD&E, and performs qualitative and quantitative analyses for work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical applications of science or technology
+ Develop new experimental processes, utilizes novel analytical techniques, establishes new characterization methods, optimizes existing laboratory and characterization techniques, and performs experiments
+ Develop, build, modify, repair, or maintain a wide variety of laboratory apparatus and equipment, and interfaces this equipment for data acquisition
+ Develop and maintain material and process specifications to support engineering and scientific processes and works with key suppliers
+ Perform data analysis and interpretation, statistical error analysis, materials characterization, and information extraction, and formally document results for the customer
+ Support documentation and publication efforts, including the preparation of information for scientific and engineering publications
+ Perform work in a safe and compliant manner, seeks out domain expert advice as needed, and maintains the necessary documentation

Required:

+ You have an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, nuclear engineering, optical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a STEM discipline
+ Your background includes lab experience, such as experiment design, detector setup, noise reduction, testing, monitoring/troubleshooting, debugging analogue electronics and detector calibrations, and data analysis
+ You possess an understanding of the scientific method and experimental procedures
+ You can obtain a DOE Q clearance

Desired:

Ideally, your background will also include:

+ Active L or Q security clearance
+ Skill and knowledge in one or more areas of physics, chemistry, computer science, materials science, lasers, optics, engineering, radiation
+ Willingness to participate in field tests and experiments
+ Ability to apply analytical and computer skills
+ Experience designing, building and working with high precision optical setups
+ Ability to interface equipment to data acquisition systems
+ Knowledge of utilization of instrumentation to measure and observe physical phenomena and effects
+ Ability to develop expert knowledge of laboratory equipment and processes to enable adjusting when necessary and to recognize when equipment malfunctions
+ Ability to conceptualize and communicate major elements of experimental design and results and to represent to other staff, management, and visitors, the scientific and engineering principles being investigated or developed
+ Experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating anomalies and alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems
+ Ability to work independently with minimal guidance, as well as collaboratively as part of a team
+ Ability to write operating procedures, methods of analysis, and laboratory procedures
+ Some interest or experience in mentoring student interns
+ Excellent communications skills
+ Demonstrated ability to constructively work with teams to successfully execute complex projects

Department Description:

We are responsible for program management and cutting\-edge research, design, and analysis in the development of novel detection and measurement systems that advance the nation’s technical nuclear forensics and non\-proliferation capabilities\. Specifically, the department focuses on developing expertise, modeling tools, and technologies for characterizing nuclear weapons outputs, detecting nuclear activities and radiation detection and measurement\. The group is a key contributor to the national security mission, and regularly interacts with collaborators in academia, as well as at other national labs and international partners\.

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:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.

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Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations\.

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.