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For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.
We have an opening for an Engineering Technical Associate LEOT (Laser Electro-Optics Technician). You will apply innovative technical expertise to the design, development, evaluation, documentation, modification, maintenance, troubleshooting, planning and operations support of optical target diagnostic systems for the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate. You may have a technical lead role and will perform as the Responsible Individual (RI) for optical target diagnostics fielded in the facility. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering & Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.
This position will be filled at either the 337.1 or 339.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
- Provide advanced Laser Electro-Optics technical and design integration support to scientists, engineers, and designers in support of the Optical Target Diagnostics.
- Develop original solutions to establish or modify guidelines, techniques and procedures, to choose appropriate work methods and set priorities.
- Schedule and prepare diagnostics on NIF for shot operations.
- Perform periodic maintenance activities on diagnostics. Responsibilities include performance evaluation, calibration (offline and online), troubleshooting complex to highly technical problems, complex data analysis, data archiving, and test report preparation.
- Serve as technical contact for the Target Diagnostic System and its components, respond in real-time to off-normal occurrences.
- Configure various table top optical arrangements that support imaging and/or electro-optical laser-based configuration, including standard spectrometer systems.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional Duties at 339.2 level
- Provide technical expertise, advice, and direction to technicians, making frequent decisions using a high degree of independent discretion and judgment.
- Participate in and/or lead formal design review process.
- Provide highly advanced technical support relating to optical/laser systems and associated support hardware.
- Bachelor’s degree in in electronics or laser electro-optics technology, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Significant experience building and deploying fiber optic-based technology designs.
- Demonstrated ability to evaluate and apply best practice engineering techniques for optical beam path alignment in both facility operations and experimental lab environments.
- Experience providing technical direction to others.
- Ability to make frequent decisions using independent discretion and judgment to provide original solutions to establish or modify guidelines, techniques, and procedures.
- Ability to work in an area of Beryllium and radiologically-contaminated areas, climb stairs, lift equipment, or stand for long periods of time and ability to work shift, weekend and/or alternate work schedules to respond to facility needs.
- Advanced written, verbal, feedback and presentation communication skills in specific technical areas.
Additional Qualifications at 339.2 Level
- Demonstrated highly advanced analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to develop creative solutions to complex problems.
- Advanced skills and understanding of laser technology and processes with the ability to diagnose complex diagnostic systems.
- Highly advanced written, verbal, feedback and presentation communication skills in multiple technical areas.
- Experience planning and directing work with technical objectives, estimating effort, setting milestones, and managing within designated budget.
- Experience with project management methods and tools.
- Experience with optical simulation tools, techniques and practices.
Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.
If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.
Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.