Planned Systems International

Research Specialist

Location US-NM-Los Alamos
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/30/2024 9:11 AM)
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Advanced Technologies and Laboratories (ATL), a Planned Systems International company (PSI), referred to as ATL is seeking a Research Specialist to suport our team at the Los Alamos National Laboratory by traveling and deploying to various locations around the world! 

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities

  • Support long-term research campaigns.
  • Travel and deploy to various locations around the world, beginning with the current deployment in Baltimore.
  • Build and foster relationships with technical and project management staff from national labs and research institutions across the country.
  • Support daily operations at the ARM Mobile Facility campaign site in Baltimore; this includes routine checks, inventory management, instrument maintenance and repair, and weather balloon launches.
  • Receive and document shipments, and assist with outbound shipments.
  • Engage the public by leading site tours and hosting visitors to the campaign site.
  • Follow all site safety and code of conduct procedures.

Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related STEM field from an accredited institution, and 2+ years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.
  • Communication: Demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Collaboration: 1 year of experience collaborating with a team to achieve shared goals
  • Organization: 2 years of experience organizing and tracking inventory, and maintaining accurate records
  • Technical Problem Solving: 2 years of experience troubleshooting electronics, networking protocols, and low-voltage circuits; familiarity with the use of hand tools and digital multimeters
  • Time Management: Ability to work independently within a team, including the ability to take initiative, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Essential job functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): sitting and standing; climbing stairs and ladders; lifting 20-30 pounds to waist height; carrying 30-50 pounds and loading into/out of shipping containers; kneeling; squatting; twisting; and bending. Job functions will be performed both indoors and outdoors, in a variety of environmental conditions; all personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided.

Desired Qualifications

  • 2 years of leadership and/or mentorship experience
  • 2 years of experience operating, installing, testing, repairing, and maintaining meteorological instrumentation

Company Benefits

PSI offers full-time, benefits eligible employees a competitive total compensation package that includes paid leave, and options for employer sponsored group medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, AD&D coverage, legal services, identity theft, and accident insurance. Flexible spending account and health saving account options offer pre-tax savings for qualified medical, dental, and vision expenses. The company sponsored 401(k) retirement plan has an employer contribution match that is immediately vested. We invest in the professional growth of our employees through professional courses, certifications, and tuition reimbursement programs.

EEO Commitment

It is company policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, and termination, are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities will be provided. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources by emailing, or by dialing 703-575-8400.


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