Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Electrical - Principal Engineer

Posted Date 1 year ago(7/23/2019 11:13 PM)
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North Las Vegas
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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.


Independently performs complex engineering assignments demanding contributions calling for the application of specialized and or advanced engineering principles at the conceptual level and professional resourcefulness. Researches, develops, and improves methods and procedures for conducting analytical analyses. Performs special studies, research, and developmental work and recommends solutions to problems related to various phases of analyses.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide engineering and experiment support to aid in the further development and operation of high output Deuterium and Tritium based Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) systems.
  • Performance of experiments using various DPF and other pulsed power diagnostic facilities (e.g. pulsed power radiography, nuclear forensics, Stockpile stewardship science, & other).
  • Provide engineering and technical support for the experiments in the form of simulations and experimental validations of neutron flux and
  • Energies coming from these systems; computer modeling and simulations; physical support for experiment setup and operating the DPF systems, perform diagnostics, and provide analysis of detector and experimental results.
  • Design experimental setup, operation of detectors used in DPF experiments at North Las Vegas (NLV), Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and elsewhere; physical setup and actual operations support during experiments as well as operating the DPF systems; analysis of data and results; Monte-Carlo radiation transport modeling and simulations of systems as needed; results of requested studies of the two DPF systems on designated materials. Evaluates new instruments, equipment, and devices to determine possible use and application.
  • Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
  • Primary work location will be at North Las Vegas. Work at the NNSS will be required as dictated by the experimental work to be accomplished.


Due to the nature of our work, US Citizenship is required for all positions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), plus at least 9 years’ relevant experience.
  • Mastery of theoretical and experimental science and engineering practices and a significant background in research, development, testing, and evaluation.
  • Membership in discipline organizations (ACI, AISC, ASME, etc.) may be required, depending on job requirements.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of related technical areas.
  • Technical knowledge of scientific systems and calculations, the application of scientific methods and materials, and the application of computers.
  • Should be self-motivated and able to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities with emphasis on continuous improvement and team building.
  • Ideally, the applicant will have strong time-management skills. Be well organized, maintain safe work habits and have a broad range of technical interests and education.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write reports and technical documents.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

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 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, may also 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.