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R&D Electronics Technologist

Job Title
R&D Electronics Technologist
Job ID
Albuquerque,  NM 87047
Other Location
Longenecker & Associates (L&A) seeks a motivated R&D Electronics Technologist to contribute to our mission supporting our work at a premier national laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

L&A is a woman-owned small business and trusted partner enabling critical missions across  the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex for more than 30 years. We contribute to DOE’s nuclear security and environmental remediation enterprise  by providing the highest-caliber staff and experts.

L&A is unconditionally committed to mission success and the well-being of employees, the nation and the environment. Our team members are passionate about building a healthier environment for generations to come. We are a community that interfaces and effectively communicates with all levels of management and government. If you have a passion for excellence, seek opportunities to engage in mission critical work, and consistently exceed expectations, apply now to join our professional family.

An opening exists for a control systems/data acquisitions technologist to join our team. The selected candidate will be part of an engineering/operations team that operates X-ray generating sources at three pulse power facilities located in TA-IV. The data acquisitions technologist will provide support and operation of control/data acquisition systems and will provide support to the accelerator customers    The person selected will require knowledge in the following areas: Data acquisition, control systems, and documentation methodology.
Job duties will include:
  • Characterization, setup, and testing of data acquisition instrumentation on the AGT facilities.  This includes characterization, maintenance, and inspection of digital oscilloscopes, attenuators, and data cables. 
  • The CM/DAS tech will also be responsible for running control programs to acquire data during an AGT facilities shot, uploading shot data to a specific location, and keeping track of changes using the AGT database. 
  • Will coordinate job functions with other machine related activities through CM/DAS MTS.
  • Will become familiar with and train in facility operations and provide support to operations as needed.
  • Will follow step by step procedures for job duties and strictly adhere to Sandia National Laboratories ES&H procedures.   

  • High School Diploma

  • Position requires the ability to lift objects up to 35 lbs.
  • Position requires repetitive motion activities such as: Kneeling, crouching, hand motions (turning objects), and pulling.
  • Demonstrated ability in electronic based technologies and basic computer networking skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of digital oscilloscopes.
  • Ability to learn custom software applications.
  • Familiar with MS Office products such as:  Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • The applicant must be capable of taking direction from members of technical staff.
  • The positions require work at government facilities and the applicant must be a U.S. Citizen capable of acquiring a government security clearance (Q).
  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment.
  • Satisfactory results of a pre-employment screening, which includes a background check and drug screening.
  • Ability to fulfill and promote L&A core values.

  • Previous experience on DOE sites and programs,
  • RF systems experience (troubleshooting/maintenance),
  • Familiarity with IDL programming language,
  • Demonstrated ability to produce technical documentation,
  • Three years or more of computer programming in National Instruments Lab View,
  • Five years or more experience in computer networking,
  • Five years or more in a technical position related to data acquisition/control systems,
  • Five years or more experience in operating/supporting data acquisition systems,
  • Five years or more experience in operating/supporting control systems.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

2-3 years with possibility of extension

The Accelerator Operations Department (1332) is responsible for the operation and continual development of the Saturn, HERMES III, and SPHINX pulsed power accelerators. The primary objective of the department is to provide an applied research environment for radiation effects and weapon physics experiments. The machines generate electrical pulses of up to 20 million Volts and up to 12 million Amperes with nanosecond durations to create very intense radiation environments. These hostile environments present very challenging research and development opportunities in areas such as: current, voltage, X-ray and Gamma-ray diagnostics, data acquisition, control and automation systems. Department 1332 also conducts pulsed power research and development to improve radiation source fidelity, increase the machines’ output and fluence, as well as to improve the overall reliability and reproducibility of the accelerators. These unique, world class facilities are an essential part of the NNSA's Stockpile Stewardship Program.

Successful candidates will be able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation. This job posting reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and the descriptions listed do not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

This positions requires bending, twisting, climbing, crawling or crouching/squatting while performing work.

As an L&A employee, you will be eligible for a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare (medical and dental), 401K plan, and paid time off. We believe in investing in our employees beyond compensation and as an L&A employee, you will have access to in-house training, career pathing, mentoring, award programs, tuition reimbursement and much more.
L&A is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.

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