What You Will Do
The National Criticality Experiments Research Center (NCERC) is located at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and operated by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). NCERC maintains a substantial special nuclear material (SNM) inventory and expertise to support a variety of nuclear security missions, including nuclear criticality safety research and training, nuclear emergency response, nuclear nonproliferation, and support for other government agencies requiring hands-on access to significant quantities of nuclear material in numerous configurations. Operations conducted at the NCERC include both subcritical and critical experiments with the ability to measure a wide variety of nuclear properties to meet sponsor needs. This includes establishing and maintaining all required nuclear facility processes, plans, and procedures to remain compliant with the facility authorization basis. NCERC is located in the Device Assembly Facility (DAF) at the NNSS. This position is a permanent duty station at the NNSS which is located just north of Las Vegas, Nevada. The successful candidate will be expected to perform with limited oversight the following duties of this position in the areas of electrical, instrumentation and control, and mechanical systems:
Supporting configuration management.
Defining and controlling system modification.
Implementing the authorization basis.
Maintaining the technical baseline.
Monitoring, tracking, and trending of major systems.
Defining maintenance requirements.
Participating in root cause analyses.
Preparing corrective maintenance instructions for complex or critical operations.
Performing engineered equivalency analysis.
Providing field implementation of the LANL Conduct of Engineering (COE) Program.
Performing Fissionable Material Handling (FMH) operations in support of the above listed duties.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated technical experience in design engineering or system engineering for nuclear or industrial facility operations.
Demonstrated knowledge of engineering systems and calculations, applications of engineering methods, and application of technology aided engineering tools to conventional and non-conventional facility and operations-based engineering problems.
Knowledge of engineering work planning and control methods.
Demonstrated knowledge of engineering maintenance techniques and construction methodologies.
Demonstrated experience in engineering including design, commissioning, troubleshooting, and technical baseline maintenance.
Demonstrated experience working with industry codes and standards.
Demonstrated experience and skill in identifying problem areas, investigating alternative solutions, and determining appropriate path forward.
Strong oral and written communication skills with experience preparing clear and concise technical reports.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an accredited university/college and a minimum of 4 years of related work experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of DOE orders and standards applicable to facility design, operation, and maintenance.
Demonstrated experience working on the development, testing, and maintenance of safety control systems.
One year of experience in a nuclear facility.
Knowledge of Engineering principles and procedures, safety basis interaction, design guides, appropriate standards, and administrative practices as applied to DOE nuclear and high hazard facilities.
Active Q clearance and HRP.
Experience in Instrumentation and controls desired.
This position will be physically located in Mercury, Nevada outside of Las Vegas, Nevada .
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
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 1 year .
Note to Applicants:
This position will be physically located in NCERC the Device Assembly Facility (DAF) at the NNSS.
Where You Will Work
This Position is permanently located in Mercury, Nevada, the National Criticality Experiments Research Center (NCERC). 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 maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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.
Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
- 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.
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.
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.
Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
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.
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Appointment Type Regular