The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
12 days old
2018-07-102018-08-10

Laser/Optical Technologist (Experienced)

Livermore, CA
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The Engine Combustion Research Department has an opening for a laser/optics technologist to join our world\-class research team\. Are you passionate about the work you do? Do you want to be a member of a high performing team? Are you self\-motivated and enjoy taking considerable individual responsibility and initiative? We are a diverse, interdisciplinary team of scientists and professionals\. Consider joining this team\. The expectation is that you will not have all of the skills identified below, but will value and seek the opportunities to learn the skills required to become a valued member of the team\.

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

+ Setting\-up, operating, and maintaining commercial and custom\-built scientific laser systems, including high\-power pulsed Nd:YAG lasers, optical parametric oscillators \(OPOs\) and non\-linear frequency conversion optics, pulsed dye lasers, CW ion lasers, and solid\-state lasers;
+ Develop enhancements and modifications to commercial laser systems to improve their ability to meet stringent optical characteristics;
+ Service and further develop custom, high\-powered pulsed LED assemblies capable of 10 ns pulses at MHz repetition rates;
+ Design, setup, and assembly of complex laboratory experimental apparatus involving optically accessible engines and high\-pressure devices instrumented with laser/optical imaging capabilities as well as conventional transducers \(thermocouples, pressure transducers, etc\.\);
+ Design, component procurement, and assembly of custom electronic devices in compliance with standards employed by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories \(NRTL\); development of electronic interfaces to synchronize lasers and other imaging or measurement devices with each other and with the engine;
+ Design and assembly of electronic circuits and programming of desktop and embedded applications using common tools and languages \(e\.g\. SPICE, EAGLE, Matlab, Labview, Python, C\+\+, VHDL, Verilog\);
+ Use electronic and/or optical test instruments;
+ Use CAD software for panel layout, electronic circuit and printed circuit\-board design, or mechanical component design;
+ Support resident and visiting researchers and oversee research support activities with peers, facilities and maintenance personnel, and external suppliers;
+ Assist with laboratory operations, including tracking department property, complying with all environmental and safety requirements, and developing required documentation\.

**Selected applicant will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accomations\.**

Required:

+ Bachelor's degree in Engineering or the Physical Sciences; or an Associate's degree with a minimum of two years additional relevant work experience;
+ Demonstrated understanding of laser physics, optics, and basic electronics;Demonstrated hands\-on skills in the servicing/repair/development of laser systems, electronic equipment, or other laboratory equipment;
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L\-level security clearance\.

Desired:

+ Bachelors degree in Engineering or the Physical Sciences;
+ Skills supporting any of the potential job responsibilities identified above;
+ Experience with machine tools \(e\.g\., mills, lathes, drill presses, etc\.\)\.

Department Description:

The mission of the Engine Combustion Research Department at Sandias Combustion Research Facility is to develop the scientific understanding required to build high\-efficiency, clean internal combustion engines \(ICEs\) and to optimize these engines for fuels from conventional and diverse future sources\. Our research is primarily funded by the Department of Energy and is conducted in collaboration with leading universities and industries in the field\. The department has a 40 year track record of providing technical information used by the US and international vehicle and engine manufacturers to develop new engines, and directly addresses problems of global and local importance related to the reduction of petroleum consumption and protection of the environment\. The CRFs challenging and stimulating work environment addresses today's most critical energy and environmental issues, offering opportunity for personal, professional and technical growth\.

To accomplish our mission, we use state\-of\-the\-art optical and laser\-based diagnostic capabilities to investigate the complex, reacting in\-cylinder flows in ICEs\. The research involves identifying and understanding the controlling physical and chemical processes in new high\-efficiency, low\-emission engine technologies; advancing diagnostic techniques for investigating these processes; and using the fundamental understanding gained to create models and predictive tools for engine and fuel behavior\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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\.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted L\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations\.

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