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Master Technologist, 2023-6630, Albuquerque NM


Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS) manages and operates the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  Our MISSION is to help ensure the security of the United States and its allies by providing high-hazard experimentation and incident response capabilities through operations, engineering, education, field, and integration services and by acting as environmental stewards to the Site’s Cold War legacy.  Our VISION is to be the user site of choice for large-scale, high-hazard, national security experimentation, with premier facilities and capabilities below ground, on the ground, and in the air. (See for our unique capabilities.) Our 2,750+ professional, craft, and support employees are called upon to innovate, collaborate, and deliver on some of the more difficult nuclear security challenges facing the world today.  In this environment, the best ideas need to be voiced and every opinion matters.  As such, MSTS places great value on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is committed to a diverse and equitable workforce, with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, and perspectives.

  • MSTS offers our full-time employees highly competitive salaries and benefits packages including medical, dental, and vision; both a pension and a 401k; paid time off and 96 hours of paid holidays; relocation (if located more than 75 miles from work location); tuition assistance and reimbursement; and more.  
  • MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.

NNSS COVID-19 attestation requirements:


Key Responsibilities:

  • Will work as a member of a small team supporting scientists, engineers, technicians, and National Laboratory (SNL, LANL) customers in building, testing, and fielding complex diagnostic systems that utilize the following skills: designing, fabricating, testing, characterizing, and fielding unique and innovative diagnostic systems involving state-of-the-art digital imaging systems, multi-frame imaging systems, visible and stereo imaging systems, IR imaging systems; optical velocimetry systems such as PDV, MPDV, and BLR; complex fiber-optic assemblies, custom fiber-optic sensors and arrays, custom fiber-optic probes; optical lens and relay systems; and radiometry and pyrometry systems. Candidate requires extensive experience with the use blackbody source operation for calibration/testing of pyrometry diagnostics. Familiarity with the use of MATLAB for diagnostic equipment control and data processing is required.
  • Will be required to generate detailed documentation for designs, fabrication and assembly, field support one-lines and checklists, and submission of work order requests and work instructions as part of the execution of work. Must be able to work under pressure in support of deliverables that have agreed upon delivery dates; must be able to efficiently plan and organize work, must possess strong communication skills and be compatible with working in a small team environment; and must be able to develop strong effective relationships with team members, managers, and customers.
  • Use of electronics, instrumentation and tools such as: powered hand tools, digital storage oscilloscopes, digital delay generators, high-bandwidth fiber links, and other electronics.
  • May mentor/train less experienced personnel.
  • Plan and conduct work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application, adaptation, and modification of standard techniques, guidelines, procedures, and criteria. Devises new approaches to maintenance, operations, or testing.
  • Plan and conduct independent work requiring judgment and experience in the application and substantial adaptation of operations techniques. Devises new approaches to operations problems.
  • May provide maintenance, operations, or testing direction to subordinate engineers, technicians, crafts, or others as assigned for specific projects or tasks.
  • Perform work that involves conventional practices but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting requirements, unsuitability of conventional methods, or difficult coordination requirements.
  • Assist with the preparation of operations manuals.
  • Plan, guide, or prepare administrative and technical documents as required for maintenance, operations, or testing.
  • Coordinate project assignments among engineering, construction, specialty staff groups, clients, and vendors.

Perform other duties assigned by Management.


  • Associate degree in field related to the position plus at least 12 years’ progressive related experience or High School diploma plus 14 years’ progressive related experience.
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of electronics, instrumentation chassis assembly and construction, soldering techniques, and knowledge of DOE and industry workmanship standards, hands-on use of basic and powered hand tools, and a thorough knowledge of laboratory instrumentation such as digital storage oscilloscopes, digital delay generators, high-bandwidth fiber links, and other electronic test and measurement instrumentation; a strong working knowledge of computer programming is desirable.
  • Must be willing and able to mentor/train less experienced personnel.
  • Must be able to work with minimum or no supervision.  
  • The primary work location will be at the Sandia Operations (SO) located in Albuquerque, NM.
  • 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.

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 DOE Order 472.2, “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 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, 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 10 CFR Part 709, “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.


Annual salary range for this position is $89,366.60 - $134,014.40.


Starting salary is determined based on the position market value, the individual candidate education and experience and internal equity.