Engineering Technologist 1


Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking an Engineering Technologist 1.

The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting the technical planning, problem-solving and technical oversight of operations for a group of atmospheric research observatories. These observatories consist of complex scientific instruments and equipment that are deployed to field locations across the globe where they generally spend about 1 year making observations of the earth’s atmosphere.

The candidate will have a good understanding of the technical requirements for deploying and operating an observatory, experience with installing, operating, and problem-solving sophisticated atmospheric instruments (radars, lidars, aerosol instruments), and the leadership and communication skills needed for supporting major field measurement campaigns of these observatories. The candidate should have a strong engineering background, experience with meteorological science, and strong technical skills in order to support the technical operations of the observatory with the goal of maintaining high-quality measurements for the duration of each field campaign.

The candidate will need sufficient expertise with the instrumentation to guide observatory-site staff in instrument trouble-shooting. The candidate will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of all the instruments and equipment associated with these mobile observatories.

This position is the Laboratory’s Earth & Environmental Sciences (EES) Division and supports the US DOE’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) national user facility. Our mission is to provide the highest-quality data from each ARM observatory’s field campaign.

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