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Metrologist - Radiation Protection (Early\Mid-Career) Onsite

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 693092

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About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

  • Extraordinary co-workers

  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

The Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Radiation Protection (RP) Organization is seeking a Metrologist to support the Radiation Protection Instrumentation organization.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Evaluate radiation monitoring instrumentation and associated systems ensuring multiple requirements are met.

  • Select appropriate instrumentation for a given radiological measurement.

  • Monitor trends of instrument performance. Investigate root causes of instrument failures.

  • Develop and update technical procedures and documents used for the calibration and maintenance of radiation monitoring instrumentation and related measurement systems.

  • Provide statistical analysis and modeling to support calibration method and procedure development.

  • Maintain calibration standards and associated quality documentation.

  • Support customers to ensure radiological instruments meet operational needs.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.Some travel may be required.

Salary Range:

$66,900 - $128,900

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Health Physics, or related field.

  • Knowledge of measurement uncertainty analysis and counting statistics.

  • Ability to write concise, implementable procedures.

  • Ability to occasionally work a modified schedule to meet customer needs.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy L-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Health Physics, or related field.

  • Experience with measurement and test equipment setup and experimentation.

  • Experience with LabVIEW or other automated data acquisition and control software.

  • Familiarity with common radiation protection instruments and their applications such as handheld ion chambers, friskers, and air samplers.

  • Understanding of radiation interactions with matter and other fundamental radiation detection principles.

  • Experience working in a DOE calibration lab.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills and flexibility.

  • Ability to effectively work independently and in teamed/matrixed situations.

  • Ability to make decisions requiring scientific, engineering, and programmatic judgment.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

  • Familiarity with industry standards and best practices involving calibration.

  • Current computer skills, including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

  • Active DOE L-level or Q-level security clearance or DOD Secret or Top Secret security clearance.

About Our Team:

The Radiation Protection Organization provides radiation protection support services to Sandia line organizations and is the steward of the Corporate Radiation Protection Program. Services provided include: translation of DOE directives and Federal rules into Sandia specific requirements and guidance; development of tools to assist in the identification and control of hazards associated with the use of radioactive materials and radiation-generating devices; providing trained and qualified personnel to support radiological activities and operations throughout the Laboratories; radiation protection instrumentation calibration and maintenance; and workplace sampling and monitoring services to ensure effectiveness of radiological controls. The Organization works with the Corporate Radiation Protection Safety Committee to establish goals, measure performance, and perform assessments to collect data to support continuous improvement in the safe performance of radiological operations.

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

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 Sandia National Laboratories 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 Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Position Information:

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

Job ID: 693092

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Benefits

  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

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