Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Radar Technician in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308737

Directorate: Earth and Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change

Group: Atmospheric Measurements and Data Science

Job Description

The staff member will assist in the maintenance and operations of a global radar network in support of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program ( at ). The ARM Program operates and maintains of a network of fixed and mobile sites providing data to the climate research community. ARM sites include a broad array of instrumentation including radars, lidars, radiometers, and meteorological sensors.

The successful candidate will perform installations, calibrations, implement design modifications, repairs, and assess the operational status of radars in the ARM radar network. The position involves periodic travel to ARM sites. The position will require interaction on a routine basis with engineers, scientists, and technicians. The incumbent will travel up to 30% of the time to offsite locations in the US and around the world.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma and 6+ years of relevant work experience or Technical Institute Graduate/relevant Associate‚Äôs degree and 4+ years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have experience/background in:

  • Minimal knowledge of radar theory

  • Working knowledge of RF systems or radar systems

  • Use of RF test equipment for calibration

  • Troubleshooting electronic systems

  • Electronic system integration

  • Working knowledge in Linux

A successful candidate will have:

  • Computer hardware/software integration

  • Control systems

  • Basic programming in Matlab or Python

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Other Information

  • The staff member will work in research laboratories, which are inherently hazardous working environments. Exposure to hazards (high temperatures, chemicals, electrical hazards, etc.) are kept to a minimum and mitigated through the use of controls and the maintenance of a safety-conscious work environment.

  • This position will include laboratory and field work, which requires travel to off-site locations, and may include physical hazards such as inclement weather.

  • The successful candidate must be able manually handle material (equipment, subsystems, etc.) that weigh 50 lbs. or less.

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Administration/Specialist/Support

Group: Atmospheric Measur & Data Sci

Opening Date: 2018-12-20

Closing Date: 2019-02-01