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Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear and Hazardous Materials Tec 2/3 (Electrical) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Nuclear and Hazardous Materials Tec 2 or Tec 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Nuclear and Hazardous Materials Tec 2 $51,200 - $78,700

You will work as a member of the Associate Laboratory Directorate of Weapons Production Chief Operations Office, ALDWP-COO, Process Maintenance and Decontamination Services Group, PMDS, on the Programmatic Equipment Maintenance & Gloveboxes team. The team is responsible for performing electrical maintenance on programmatic equipment and glovebox support systems to support program deliverables. You will support electrical Maintenance activities and report to a First Line Manager for preparing, reviewing, and working to an approved integrated work document (IWD) specific to task and location. You will perform work with the organization responsible for corrective and preventive maintenance of programmatic equipment (i.e., troubleshoot, repair, and replace) used at all Weapons Production Facilities. Knowledge, skills, and abilities are further developed while in this position. At this semi-skilled level, one typically receives detailed and specific instruction and works on routine and some non-routine tasks of moderate scope and complexity where a greater than basic understanding of electrical systems and components is required.

Nuclear and Hazardous Materials Tec 3 $61,600 - $96,500

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level:

Apply established work methods and procedures to perform maintenance with less direct supervision. Work with other teams within the group to scope and schedule work. Follow prescribed procedures while completing work with limited direction from management. Prepare required maintenance documentation and maintain appropriate work history logs. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team. Possesses demonstrated knowledge and skills in technical specialty and is recognized as a specialist in one or more relevant competencies.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Maintenance: Knowledge and experience with performing electrical maintenance activities on a wide variety of equipment or systems.

Systems : Demonstrated ability and experience with multiple electrical systems . knowledge of AC and DC voltage, ohms law, and use of electrical hand tools (crimpers, wire strippers, etc.).

Interpretation of Drawings: Ability to read and understand written and verbal instructions, drawings, layouts, and other related specifications.

Hazardous Materials : Ability to work with radioactive and hazardous materials.

Work Procedures : Ability to follow directions that are very specific and detailed and can execute work to established procedures for routine work.

Additional Job Requirements for Nuclear and Hazardous Materials Tec 3:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requ i res:

Systems : Ability to interpret and apply comprehensive knowledge and practical understanding of equipment and systems theory and principles.

Equipment : Knowledge and experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting programmatic equipment and performance assurance.

Ability to obtain and maintain:

  • Glove Box Operator (GBO) qualification

  • Fissionable Material Handler (FMH) qualification

  • Q clearance and HRP certification

Education/Experience at Nuclear and Hazardous Materials Tec 2 : Position requires a High School diploma and a minimum of 3 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Education/Experience at Nuclear and Hazardous Materials Tec 3 : Position requires an Associate's Degree and 3 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

426.2 DOE Order: Requires High School Diploma.

Training/Certifications: Job specific/site specific training is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Support scope development for electrical maintenance activities.

  • Ability to accurately document work activities.

  • Determination of functional problems utilizing test equipment and diagnostic tools.

  • Experience with computer applications.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): speech, hearing, r eading, writing, vision, sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, climbing ladders, twisting the trunk or back, bending, kneeling, balancing, applying torque with hands or arms, use of both hands, use of both arms, carrying 10-20 pounds, lifting 30+ pound

Shift Differential Pay:

Nonexempt employees will receive shift differential pay when they are assigned by their manager to work a regular shift in which four or more hours are scheduled either before 8:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m.

  • Swing: normally 4:00 p.m. to 12 midnight-12.0% of the basic hourly rate or the hourly equivalent rate of pay.

  • Graveyard: normally 12 midnight to 8:00 a.m-15.0% of the basic hourly rate or the hourly equivalent rate of pay.

The rules governing the payment of shift differential are subject to change, including the amount of shift differential.

Work Environment: Working overtime or irregular schedule, working off-shift/rotating schedule, work near sources of ionizing radiation, work near machinery and moving parts, domestic/foreign travel, mask or respirator, safety glasses and eye protection, gloves or hand protection, hearing protection, safety shoes or protective footgear.

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. All work locations are at the discretion of management.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 2 years.

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum job requirements and desired qualifications noted above.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 ( . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Federal Government, and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance. and obtaining such clearance requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon the position, additional authorization to access classified information may be required, which may or may not be available to dual citizens. Receipt of a Q clearance and additional access authorization ultimately is a decision of the Federal Government and not of Triad.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 ( for additional information.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 ( for applicant eligibility requirements.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 optio