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Principal Technologist

Company: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC
Location: North Las Vegas
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Overview: If you're looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you've come to the right place!At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we're a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We're dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc. Responsibilities: MSTS has an opening for a highly qualified calibration technician supporting projects at the Nevada National Security Site. This position is located at the North Las Vegas facility.Key Responsibilities Performs calibrations in multiple disciplines, calculates and records critical parameters in the certification of measuring and test equipment (M&TE). This position also maintains the accuracy and proper functioning of the M&TE. Performs sequence of testing by following calibration procedures for M&TE. Maintain equipment data base files for measuring and test equipment requiring calibration including the collection, completion and filing of data and information related to routine and specific procedures and tests performed. Maintains and updates the calibration system database using approved policies and procedures. Follows procedures for set up of standards and specialized laboratory equipment to test, evaluate and calibrate other measuring and test equipment. Disassembles measuring and test equipment to inspect components for defect. Aligns, repairs and replaces component parts and circuitry. Devises and uses formulas to solve problems in measurement and calibration. Works under general supervision with limited technical direction provided as necessary. Executes work in a disciplined manner according to company policies and procedures, performing calibrations across various disciplines such as Electronic, RF, Physical, Dimensional, Pressure, Force, Mass, using nationally recognized methods, ensuring measurements are traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), or other nationally acceptable methods and practices. Able to use working, transfer, and reference standards to calibrate M&TE. Performs work of moderate complexity independently and makes recommendations on issues and problem solutions. Ensures calibrations are performed using national consensus standards that provided documentation of calibration traceability to NIST. Identifies areas needing improvement and provides recommended solutions. Develops calibration techniques, approaches, set-ups, calibration methodologies. Independent work is reviewed for technical judgment, accuracy and completeness. Participates in the development of calibration specifications and automated calibration procedures, obtains calibration supplier bids for award of purchases of M&TE and calibration services. Frequently coordinates work with peers, colleagues, customers, and vendors to plan and complete calibration tasks. Provides direction to lesser experienced calibration laboratory personnel and monitors their work performance. Understand the principles associated with the company safety concept. Qualifications: Associate degree in field related to the position plus at least 13 years' progressive related experience or High School diploma plus 15 years' progressive related experience. American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Calibration Technician (CCT), or equivalent, credentials is highly desirable. Experience with implementation of ISO 17025, "General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories," is also desirable. The primary work location will be at the Losee Road facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Work schedule for this position will be 4/10's, Monday - Thursday (subject to change). Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Must possess a valid driver's license. Compliance to Executive Order 14042 (regarding COVID-19 vaccination) applies to Federal Contractors and is a condition of employment with MSTS. Click for details and the latest communications.MSTS is required by DOE directive 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 offered employment with MSTS are also 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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. In addition, Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship, at least 18 years of age. Reference , "Personnel Security". 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.Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in , "Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites," will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, required to participate in subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference , "Counterintelligence Evaluation Program."MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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