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TV transmitter experience desired for change of field

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At Los Alamos National Laboratory, there is a large proton linear accelerator with lots of RF systems. Help is needed to maintain and operate it, and television TX operators would seem to have the right skills to apply. Want a change of venue from broadcasting? Live in mountainous northern New Mexico where the air is clean and roads aren't congested (much). I pulled this over from the website, ignore the title as it should say RF Technician. If you are interested, please go to this website and apply: ... /index.php
Hit the APPLY arrow on the right and enter this into the job Vacancy Name: IRC52020

Magnet and Pulse Power Technician (Engineered Systems Tec 5)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name AOT-RFE RF Engineering

What You Will Do
The Radio Frequency Engineering (AOT-RFE) group maintains RF, pulsed-power, and magnet-power supply systems for accelerators and other related applications for the Laboratory.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
As a member of the AOT-RFE high power radio frequency team, the successful candidate will work with RF engineers and technicians in all phases of the development, design, construction, troubleshooting, maintenance and operation of high-power RF amplifier systems for linear accelerators. This includes high-power klystron and gridded-tube amplifiers, protection and control circuitry, high-voltage gridded-tube modulators, high-voltage power supplies and capacitor banks, interlock and fault protection systems, and waveguide/coax components. The successful candidate will perform technical installation and/or maintenance functions supporting engineering activities, including installs, tests, repairs, and maintenance of systems and equipment. Specific duties may include testing, inspecting, and monitoring system and equipment for safety and efficiency, providing routine and specialized maintenance and/or repair, troubleshooting malfunctions, and coordinating any system or equipment shutdown, upgrade, or installation. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the 'on-call' team. The 'on call' assignment will typically be for one week per month while the accelerator is in operation - approximately 7- 9 months per year.

What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience with the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, test and repair of one or more of the following systems: high power klystron systems, gridded tube RF systems, high voltage power supplies, pulsed power systems, or solid state RF systems.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated skills in electronic circuit analysis and extensive experience using electronic and RF test equipment.
Demonstrated RF related work experience.
Demonstrated capability to read schematics and to work from documentation, written or verbal instructions, schematics, rough sketches, diagrams, layouts, and plans.
Demonstrated experience working with high-voltage systems (>5 kV).
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member on large projects, as well as to function independently on individual assignments.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills are required.

Desired Skills:
Demonstrated experience performing complex installation, maintenance, and repairs on equipment and systems. Applies a variety of methods, procedures, and techniques to lay out, install, align, repair, overhaul, and maintain various types of machinery, equipment and/or systems.
Demonstrated ability to perform independent diagnosis of failures or malfunctions that occur from complex interrelationships among components, replaces defective components, and performs troubleshooting on complex problems using a variety of equipment, detailed drawings, diagrams, sketches, specifications, prints, manuals, and verbal and/or written instructions.
Demonstrated experience with the fabrication and test of klystron modulators.

Education: Position requires an associate's degree in engineering, engineering technology and at least 5 years of relevant experience.

Additional Details:
No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to a regular status only with approval of the cognizant Principal Associate Director.

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 regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, 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.

Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Minimum Salary 69500
Maximum Salary 113300
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