Electronics Technologist

Albuquerque, NM
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Engineering/Design
  • Travel: None
  • Clearance: Able to Obtain DOE Q
  • Req ID: 2024-11819


Job Summary:

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.

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 successful candidate will require knowledge in the following areas: Data acquisition, control systems, and documentation methodology.


Job Responsibilities:

  • 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 client ES&H procedures.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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).

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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.

Physical Demands:

  • If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sub-contractor you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

  • If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sub-contractor, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Job: Engineering/Design

Travel: None

Organization: AIS - Akima Infrastructure Services

Clearance: Able to Obtain DOE Q

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11819