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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 a Mechanical Technologist/Sr. Mechanical Technologist. You will develop, test, troubleshoot, evaluate, operate, and maintain experimental, research, and prototype equipment associated with mechanical and/or electro-optic systemswithin the National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate. NIF is a 24/7 operational facility and may occasionally require overtime, shift, and/or weekends to accomplish goals; traveling to offsite vendors (local and East Coast) is required. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.
This position will be filled at either the 533.2 or 533.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
- Fabricate, assemble, and disassemble moderately complex mechanical components and systems.
- Operate related shop equipment, hand tools, and measuring instruments.
- Provide technical support for a wide variety of activities, including vacuum, electrical, and plumbing/cooling installations.
- Apply knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes in the solution of electro-mechanical problems.
- Use advanced methods to acquire and analyze basic data and test results using known performance parameters to report results and identify problems.
- Produce supportive documentation and graphics using drafting, design, engineering, and scientific programs on computer systems.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the 533.3 Level
- Independently deploy, fabricate, troubleshoot, assemble, and disassemble complex electro-mechanical components and systems; including planning and selecting materials, equipment, and methods.
- Assist in developing test parameters, troubleshooting and testing materials, components, or systems, identifying problems, and providing input on solutions.
- Independently identify, analyze, and evaluate, and report results to complex electro-mechanical problems using individual creativity and judgment; prioritize and provide work and technical guidance to others checking for accuracy, completeness, and function.
- Associate’s degree in mechanical, industrial, or manufacturing or related field, or the equivalent the combination of education and related experience.
- Intermediate knowledge of electro-mechanical technology.
- Experience working with pumps and pumping systems (water, oil, air, and vacuum) and setting up experiments on large vessels.
- Experience in basic operating principles of lasers, mechanical design, fabrication, opto-mechanical mechanisms, operating principles used in vacuum technologies, electronic principles, components and operations.
- Familiarity with clean room and cleanliness procedures.
- Experience in safe work and business practices.
- Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
- Effective written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.
In Addition at the 533.3 Level
- Advanced understanding of mechanical technologies and experience working on a technical project team and providing technical direction to others.
- Demonstrated advanced technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures.
- Effective written, verbal, feedback and presentation communication skills.
- Experience in machining, mechanical assembly and de-bugging systems in the solution of complex mechanical problems.
- Knowledge of word processing as well as AutoCAD, Pro-E, Ashlar-Vellum.
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. 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.