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Los Alamos National Laboratory Engineering Technologist 2 (Metrologist) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Join the Metrology Program and Calibration Laboratory and support the National science and security mission as a Senior Metrologist in our Dimensional Section. We are seeking an exceptional metrologist to provide leadership and perform NIST-traceable calibrations and provide metrology solutions in support of Los Alamos National Laboratory Programs and Operations. We maintain calibration capabilities in several areas, including but not limited to roundness/form, diameter, length, force, angles, perpendicularity/squareness, and surface finish.

This position will be filled at the Engineering Technologist 2 level.

As a Metrologist/Engineering Technologist, you will use the principles and theories of engineering, math and science to solve technical problems within his/her discipline in support of science, engineering and engineering research. The position will support engineering/projects in the performance of complex and demanding assignments requiring initiative and independent judgment. Incumbent will be responsible for assigned activities within Dimensional metrology in support of research, production, manufacturing, operation, maintenance, project and/or research-based engineering. The Engineering Technologist will provide direction to other technicians, and must be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Engineering principals and computer technology will be utilized to accomplish work. The successful candidate will continuously improve work processes to meet customer needs.

Metrologist/Engineering Technologist 2 ($92,300 - $151,000)

You will apply working-level dimensional metrology principles, theories, concepts and techniques to calibrate a wide variety of dimensional M&TE and resolve simple-to-complex calibration issues. In addition, you will also lead and support continuous improvement efforts in the dimensional lab to improve dimensional calibration technical capabilities and processes, support metrology engineers to assure technical and quality excellence, and mentor, lead, and instruct less-experienced dimensional metrology staff.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated expertise calibrating a wide variety of simple-to-complex and one-of-a-kind dimensional M&TE

  • Demonstrated expertise maintaining primary calibration standards, developing and maintaining calibration procedures

  • Demonstrated experience preparing uncertainty budgets, applying guard banding, and implementing quality control methods

  • Proven ability to interpret dimensional drawings, schematics, block diagrams, theories of operation, etc.

  • Expertise supporting engineers with the development and implementation of metrology-based engineering solutions

  • Demonstrated experience mentoring less experienced dimensional calibration technicians/metrologists

Engineering Technologist 2 Education Required: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology, Science, Math or related degree and 5 years of directly related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with IndySoft calibration management database

  • Experience with participating in ISO/IEC 17025 assessments, with the ability to demonstrate and defend calibration process and uncertainty budgets

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Sitting, Standing, Lifting 20-30 pounds, Carrying 20-30 pounds, Reaching Overhead, Pushing with hands or arms, Pulling with hands or arms, Stooping.

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 1 year.

Note to Applicants:

  • For Full Consideration: Applicants are to include a comprehensive cover letter addressing how they meet the required and desired skills to be considered for an interview.

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.

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 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 option 1.