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SMC Manufacturing Technician

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: January 12, 2023
Reference Code: 19008
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Exhibit the skills and knowledge for correct, efficient, and safe operations of complex and sophisticated manufacturing equipment and/or instrumentation.
  • Position requires a skilled level as assignments may be broad or narrowly focused, and require contributions of original work.
  • Mastery of knowledge base and skill associated with sophisticated manufacturing equipment.
  • Monitor work of more junior staff and report progress to line management.
  • Ensure equipment is operated in accordance with approved procedures, maintained correctly, and safely locked and tagged out when required.
  • Work in radiological and non-radiological areas wearing the proper personal protective equipment (i.e. respirators, RAD clothing, eyewear, shoes, etc.).
  • Solve problems, troubleshoot, and perform diagnostics using computers or CNC machine controllers.
  • Operate a variety of lift trucks to move materials, boxes, pallets, product containers, etc.
  • Weld product related materials; Prepare unit components; Prepare units for proper shipping.
  • Prepare and maintain proper documentation of work.
  • Identifies and leads efforts to develop new procedures and methods for complex and non-routine processes.
  • Critically analyzes design requirements, experimental plans, standard processes, etc., and proposes appropriate alternatives.
  • Maintain qualification for operations; support committee assignments, and training.
  • Operate the facility in such a manner that the certification and creditability of the facility is performed safely and sufficiently.
  • Handle Project classified and unclassified sensitive data/materials properly while maintaining vigilance against security infractions/violations.
  • Provide expertise and creative solutions to broad and/or complex technical problems.
  • Work independently under general supervision and independently interacts with customers and other INL organizations; may provide some supervision to junior staff.
Minimum Requirements:
  • TS0300: High School diploma and 4 years proven experience or Vocational Certificate and 2 years relevant experience.
  • TS0400: High School diploma and 6 years proven experience or Vocational Certificate and 4 years relevant experience.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Preferred Requirements:
  • CNC Laser and/or Waterjet Cutter experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in preparation and validation of Laboratory Instructions and associated technical documentation, using LWP-21220 or equivalent process.
Job Information:
  • Salary Grade 170 ($55,656 - $89,112)/180 ($62,640 - $100,224)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview


About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.