Program Operations for the Radio-logical Source Recovery Program
Idaho National Laboratory
(Steven) Eric Egan is a proud Idaho native, having grown up in Southeastern Idaho (home of famous Idaho potatoes and the invention of television). Eric enjoys working with both his head and his hands. He chose a career in electronics. He graduated from Eastern Idaho Technical College in 1995. This led to opportunities working as a broadcast engineer, providing electro-mechanical services to NOAA Air Resource Laboratory, fabricating sensitive weather instruments that were installed on experimental and commercial aircraft to support research, supporting NUS Instruments working with nuclear grade instrumentation equipment, and then he accepted a position with AMET Inc. as a field engineer, with focus on fabrication, assembly, installation, maintenance, and customer training of high end automated welding equipment. With this extensive electro-mechanical background, he found his way to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) as an electro-mechanical technician supporting the NASA Space Battery Program. He decided that he wanted more, so he embarked upon additional education. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Idaho (specializing in Mechanical Design), he supported the INL Vehicle Battery Testing Program, specializing in vibration testing. He was also asked to participate in the INL Bio-fuels Program as the Mechanical Lead over all of the industrial processing equipment. Most recently, he has been working with the INL/Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Radioactive Source Recovery Program developing the robotics and vision systems for remote welding/handling efforts. He is married to his wife Kimberly for 26 years, and is the father of 4 children. In his spare time he enjoys family outings, camping, fishing, and amateur radio (KD7LXX).