We have an opening for a Technologist / Senior Technologist to provide design, assembly, installation, and operational support of complex laboratory equipment and systems within the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate. The majority of work will be in facilities and with equipment that present material hazards. This position is in the Nanoscale Integration Science Group within the Materials Science Division.
This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.
In this role you will
Provide general support for the design, development, installation, and operational support for Materials Science Division research capabilities, including glove boxes, HEPA filters, and materials characterization equipment.
Collaborate with technical staff and subject matter experts to install and upgrade experimental setups and perform maintenance, operations, repairs, and upgrades of existing equipment and systems.
Work on equipment and in laboratories that routinely present chemical hazards including beryllium, radioactive material, lead, asbestos, and nanomaterials, as well as explosive hazards, biomaterial hazards, and electrical hazards.
Assist in identifying solutions to moderately complex technical problems for a diverse range of laboratory equipment.
Perform decontamination and decommissioning of legacy equipment.
Work as an integral part of a results-oriented team on an ongoing basis.
Work under general direction on well-defined small projects.
Document work in lab notebooks and informal reports.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional job responsibilities, at the 504.3 level
Work independently or with minimal direction on small projects and contribute to larger projects under general guidance.
Write and maintain safety documentation for technical work.
Routinely co-ordinate work activities with technical staff throughout the Materials Science Division and Physical and Life Sciences Directorate.
Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
AA/AS degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Experience working with hazardous materials.
Elementary understanding of electrical, high vacuum, and pressure systems.
Machining experience, including common machine and hand tools.
Computer skills, including abilities in a variety of standard software programs. (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Teams).
Basic understanding of technologies, processes, and laboratory equipment and systems for Materials Science Division research capabilities.
Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to work in a diverse team environment with scientific and technical personnel.
Additional qualifications at the 504.3 level
Experience using respiratory protection and familiarity with radioactive waste (LLW, TRU).
Experience in writing or maintaining Work Planning and Control (e.g., standard operating procedures) documents.
Basic understanding and experience with computer aided designed (CAD) software (e.g., Solidworks, AutoCAD).
Qualifications we desire
Experience in the maintenance and installation of a diverse range of laboratory equipment and systems.
Experience in the decontamination and decommissioning of laboratory equipment.
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