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R&D Laboratory Support Technologist (5621967)

Job Title
R&D Laboratory Support Technologist (5621967)
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Albuquerque,  NM 87047
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Longenecker & Associates (L&A) seeks a motivated R&D Laboratory 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.

We are seeking a Research and Development Laboratory Support Technologist to join a diverse team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nation’s security! Our team conducts maintenance and operations of the Z-Machine facility and carries the overall responsibility of delivering high quality pulsed power to experiments in the center of the machine. You’ll be supporting the Z Pulsed Power Facility Energy Storage Section (ESS) and the Pulse Forming Section (PFS). 

On any given day, you may be called on to:
  • Clean and rebuild components for pulsed power systems.
  • Troubleshoot existing components for faults.
  • Develop new processes to improve efficiency and safety.
  • Maintenance and repair of pulsed power systems within oil/water tank.
  • Maintain and operate pulsed power component testers.
  • Work within a beryllium contaminated area.
  • Use safe practices for all processes.
  • Represent the ESS/PFS team during Z shot processes.
  • Reach out across the division to support and build relationships.
  • Assisting with Laser Trigger System (LTS) in ESS tank.
  • High School Diploma

  • High school diploma and 2-5 years experience maintaining and troubleshooting electrical or mechanical systems,
  • Experience with mechanical tools (wrenches, pliers, torque wrench, calipers, screwdrivers) ,
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q 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,
  • A desire to serve the nation in this advanced research project and the overall mission of the National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM,
  • Ability to model behaviors that reflect the National Laboratories' core values.

Fully onsite in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Z Pulsed Power Systems Department (01672-1) is part of the Z Machine Infrastructure & Ops Department (01672) and is responsible for ensuring that the Laboratories’ Z Machine is ready and configured to support the nation’s High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) stockpile stewardship and other national security missions as the world’s most powerful pulsed power driver. This team works together to prepare the machine for daily operation according to the requested experiment specifications and ensure that all the pulsed power and supporting systems are maintained. Once an experiment is loaded, the team readies and fires the machine and ensures that all the requested waveforms are captured and processed for further scientific analyses. This team is highly adaptable and dynamic because of the developmental nature of many of the experiments, and the fact that Z supports Materials Science, Radiation Physics, and Fusion experiments which all have unique needs and requirements.  This team is part of the Radiation, Electrical and High Energy Density Science (REHEDS) Research Foundation.

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.

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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