Electromechanical Technologist - Accelerator Operator (Experienced) - Onsite

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7216617 (Ref:Sa692822)

Posted: February 12, 2024

Job Description

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home) + Generous vacations, strong medical 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. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking an electromechanical technician for an exciting opportunity to help stand up an accelerator facility and operate electron accelerators. The selected candidate will prepare the High Radiation Examination Facility (B6530) for operations, assist with procedure development and implementation, and operate the accelerators. In this role, you will help to train others and collaborate with the team at the facility. This team includes a lead technologist operating the facility and several team members who oversee experiments. The overall work will include experimental setup and radiation diagnostics. We have roles in nuclear emergency response missions and participate with Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Join our team for the opportunity to work on a high-performing team, grow your fabrication and experimental setup skills, learn about accelerator design, maintenance, operation, and diagnostics! On any given day, you may be called on to: + Operate an accelerator following the necessary controls. + Collaborate on efforts at the facility to ensure safety during activity level work. + Operate a forklift and overhead crane. + Set up experiments, including associated electrical and mechanical work. + Assist in the maintenance of the facility. This role will require a valid driver’s license, capability of operating a government vehicle and access to a private vehicle for travel to and from work locations. Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite. Qualifications We Require: + At least three (3) years of accelerator operation experience (particle beam or x-ray) or equivalent. + Basic electrical and mechanical skills. + Basic computer skills (MS Office). + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance. Qualifications We Desire: + Experience developing or implementing Sandia work controls for interlocked systems. + Demonstrated as having a high attention to detail. + Experience working at a remote site (like Tech Area III). + Experience as a radiological worker in the DOE complex. + Associate of Science degree or Bachelor of Science degree in Radiological Science (or STEM). + Current DOE Q-level security clearance. + Crane, forklift, rigging experience. + Radiography (x-ray) experience. About Our Team: The WMD Detection and Threat Analysis department, 6634, performs applied research and development for WMD detectors and associated assessment algorithm and software tool development, conducts field testing and data collection, and provides leadership and support for real world responses to nuclear/radiological incidents. Some department personnel lead and support key aspects of Sandia’s Nuclear Incident Response Program (NIRP) that are led out of 6630. The department has a solid core customer base through NNSA NA20 and NA80 and also supports several key SPP customers including DoD, FBI, and DHS. In particular, the department has an established reputation with government agencies and commercial industry in the field of radiation detection and assessment and trace explosives detection. In collaboration with other departments in 6630, the department has growth opportunities in the development of advanced R&D capability development to support the NIRP and related missions. Posting Duration: This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time. Security Clearance: Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. 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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs: If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs. If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date. Job ID: 692822


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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