Mechanical Technologist/Sr. Mechanical Technologist

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 104719
Job Code: Technologist-Mechanical (533.2) / Sr Technologist-Mechanical (533.3)
Date Posted: January 07 2019

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

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 support the High Pressure Lab (HPL) and associated field support activities at LLNL’s main site and Site 300 programs and facilities. You may occasionally travel and work overtime. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED), within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the 533.2 or 533.3 levels depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide general technical support to resolve moderately complex technical designs and operational problems using established engineering methods, procedures, and techniques.
- Review completed work for compliance with LLNL Pressure Safety protocol and ensure work meets overall project objectives.
- Prepare or propose specifications for various moderately complex equipment apparatus or systems.
- Design, fabricate, and coordinate test set-ups and experiments in order to function-test the feasibility of preliminary designs.
- Under general supervision create operational procedures for end users of fabricated systems.
- Collaborate with HPL technical staff, HPL Pressure Safety Engineer, and HPL technical supervisor.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the 533.3 level
- Provide advanced technical support to resolve complex technical designs and operational problems and propose alternatives utilizing common well understood troubleshooting methods.
- Independently design, prepare, and fabricate complex mechanical/vacuum systems/equipment, set-up sophisticated diagnostic equipment, and perform experimental tests and operations.
- Independently solve complex mechanical and operational problems using industry standard drafting, design, and engineering programs; utilize general application programs on computer systems as tools to identify, evaluate, analyze, and provide solutions and alternate approaches; produce support documentation and graphics.

- Associate degree in Mechanical Technology or an equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Ability to operate machine tools for general parts fabrication.
- Intermediate knowledge of design, fabrication, and assembly of mechanical hardware and materials, techniques, and procedures.
- Experience with personal computers and associated software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and mechanical design software.
- Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
- Ability to comply with safety, ES&H, security, and business management policies and regulations.
- Ability to lift-up to 50 lbs.

In Addition, at the 533.3 level
- Advanced skills and experience in design, fabrication, and assembly of complex mechanical hardware and optical components, with demonstrated intermediate level skills to operate and program LabVIEW.
- Advanced understanding of materials and manufacturing processes required in the solution of complex mechanical problems and experience working with millimeter scale assemblies.
- Experience providing technical direction to others and leading a team.


Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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.

About Us

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.