Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Engineer II - Electrical

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(2/21/2018 9:11 AM)
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New Mexico


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 Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (SN3).



  • Bachelor’s degree in an Electrical Engineering Program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) plus at least 2 years’ relevant experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience with setting up and operating R&D instrumentation in a laboratory setting.
  • Demonstrated desire to learn and innovate.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and procedures.
  • Hands on knowledge of electronic instrumentation including high-speed digitizers, digital oscilloscopes, digital delay/pulse generators, high voltage instrumentation and other R&D laboratory instrumetation is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with vacuum technology is a plus.
  • Other required skills include: exposure to NI LabVIEW and other programming platforms, good technical writing and communication skills>
  • A desire and ability to develop solutions to moderately complex engineering problems independently and with minimal management oversight, and familiarity with PCs and PC application software such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Must be willing and able to perform work during non-standard hours, take on-call duty, and travel.

  • A large amount of walking is required.

  • Fielding of diagnostics is physically demanding: must be able to lift and carry equipment weighing approximately 30 lbs. for short distances.

Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level) and Human Reliability Program (reference 10 CFR Part 712, “Human Reliability Program”) certification. Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and 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, will be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.”


Eligibility Requirements - To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, "Personnel Security."


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.




  • Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS) is seeking a full-time engineer to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide diagnostic fielding and development support in a national laboratory environment.
  • Will work supporting diagnostics on the Z pulsed power facility, located at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM. The focus is on fielding, characterizing, maintenance, and development of fast time-gated microchannel plate (MCP) based x-ray detectors. This includes image processing of data recorded on experiments performed at the Z pulsed power facility.
  • Work closely with Sandia National Laboratories scientists and technical staff to field a variety of x-ray imaging and spectroscopic diagnostics.
  • Contribute to developing a rigorous characterization and calibration program for these diagnostics, utilizing various pulsed and cw x-ray sources. In addition, will perform other duties related to measuring and characterizing the performance of flash radiographic pulsed power driven x-ray sources. 
  • The working environment will include high voltage systems, visible and UV lasers, large scale pulsed power machines, and radiation generating devices.
  • Additional duties will be assigned by the supervisor and the operations manager.
  • Performance of job duties may require skills from a variety of engineering disciplines including electrical, mechanical, and software engineering. 
  • The duties include providing regular status updates on project progress. 
  • Must possess strong technical writing skills to prepare and keep timely records to document activities associated with the development and fielding of diagnostic systems.
  • Must interact well with existing team members made up of colleagues, national laboratory staff members, and other contractor personnel to accomplish a variety of tasks on assigned projects.
  • Primary work scope will consist of fielding diagnostics on Z.  This will require flexibility with regards to schedule and an understanding that work schedule will be driven by fielding demands.
  • All work will be done within an Integrated Project Management System (IPMS) that utilizes an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) to track success.
  • Some travel will be required.