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R&D Engineering Support Technologist

Job Title
R&D Engineering Support Technologist
Job ID
Albuquerque,  NM 87047
Other Location
Longenecker & Associates (L&A) seeks a motivated R&D Engineering Support 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.

This technologist will become a member of a cross functional team to operate a variety of electronic, electrical and mechanical systems that facilitate daily accelerator operations at the AGT Facilities with an emphasis on electrical systems. The individual could be assigned to work in various areas throughout any of the department’s three accelerators. The individual will share responsibilities for operating, maintaining, and improving electrical and/or mechanical systems associated with the accelerators. This individual will also be required to train others to operate and maintain systems for which they are qualified. Some job activities also require lifting 35 lbs. of weight without assistance.

Primary Job Duties:
  • Operating and maintaining accelerator systems to include controls and data acquisition,
  • Qualifying as an Electrical Safety Advisor and supporting the department in electrical safety NRTL inspections, electrical safety oversight and training,
  • Supporting science and engineering research, development, and engineering (RD&E) activities,
  • Working in an accelerator facility to include operating and maintaining  experimental equipment, assisting with customer experiments, maintaining a safe environment, and documenting required records,
  • Performing a wide variety of technical procedures with minimal direction,
  • Following step by step procedures for job duties strictly adhere to ES&H procedures.

  • High School Diploma

  • Experience with operation of mechanical, electronic and/or electrical equipment,
  • Position requires the ability to lift objects up to 35 lbs,
  • Experience with working in a team and/or independent environment,
  • The positions require work at government facilities and the applicant must be a U.S. Citizen capable of acquiring a government security clearance,
  • 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,
  • The applicant should be capable of multitasking and taking direction from members of technical staff,
  • Demonstrated ability to produce technical documentation,
  • Familiar with MS Office products such as: Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook,
  • Five years or more experience in electrical maintenance and operations,
  • Technical apprenticeship or journeyman training.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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.

The person selected for this position must be able to bend, twist, climb, crawl or crouch/squat.

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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