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Mission Support and Test Services, LLC Fiber Optic Technologist in North Las Vegas, Nevada


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.


The Fiber Optic Technologist supports multiple projects and locations by providing fiber optic polishing, fusion splicing and testing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Building fiber-optic arrays and assemblies including cable breakout, fiber terminations, manual and mechanical fiber optic polishing, fusion splicing, and gas blocking.

  • Complete fiber optic cabling terminations requests like complex optical arrays, cutting-edge optical probes, and optical gas blocking for feedthroughs.

  • Develop and install intricate timing systems containing delicate optical lenses and unique optical connectors.

  • Installing Fiber optic housings, distribution panels/enclosures and routing/connecting optical cables/jumpers.

  • Provide field support for dynamic physics experiments within Test and Experimentation, working as a team member with coworkers, engineers, and scientists on the fiber optics in their diagnostic systems.

  • Use of Optical Time Domain Reflectometers, alignment lasers, optical power meters, hand tools, razor blades, small electric drills, Dremel tools, epoxies, and solvents.

  • Assist with developing alternate systems, equipment, or engineering methods.

  • On occasion walking over rough ground, lifting equipment safely up to 50 pounds in and out of vehicles and work in field temperatures between 30 and 100+ degrees F.

  • Must also organize and manage concurrent work requests from different field customers. Organize and maintain adequate supplies in a timely manner.

  • Must be able to follow Company Documents and Activity Level Work instructions while meeting customer needs.

  • Perform other duties assigned by Management.


  • Associate degree in field related to the position plus at least 3 years’ progressive related experience or High School diploma plus 5 years’ progressive related experience.

  • Demonstrated experience developing alternate systems, equipment, or engineering methods to increase efficiency or troubleshoot situations in the field.

  • Computer experience with Word, Excel, and a drawing software like Visio would be very helpful.

  • Experience in handling and organizing stock parts and supplies.

  • Demonstrated ability to safely operate hand and power tools.

  • Must have fine motor skills and excellent hand eye coordination to be able to work with and manipulate small scale glass fibers.

  • Attention to detail in following instructions with hands-on tasks is essential.

  • Ability to work underground required.

  • Must possess strong organizational skills and be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Able to work well with others as candidate will regularly interface with team members, other teams, and outside organizations.

  • This position sometimes requires driving to work in diverse field environments and out in remote desert locations.Some travel may be required to outlying locations in California and New Mexico.

  • Able to manage working at multiple sites - The Primary work location will be at the Losee Road facility in North Las Veags (NLV), Nevada, however work may be performed remotely with the contiguous United States, in accordance with Company policy, with travel to NLV and other locations as deemed necessary.

  • Work schedule will be 4/10s Monday through Thursday (subject to change).

  • 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:$59,446.40 - $89,169.60.

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

Posted Date2 weeks ago(6/10/2024 4:00 PM)

Job ID2024-7561

of Openings1

CategoryTechnical Support


Location : CityNorth Las Vegas

Location : State/Province (Full Name)Nevada