Lead for Offsite Maintenance and Upgrades- Optical & Material Science Technology

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 104673
Job Code: Engineering Technical Assoc (337.1)
Date Posted: January 10 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 an Offsite Maintenance and Upgrades Lead to provide advanced technical support to the maintenance and engineering organization for optics processing and metrology within the National Ignition Facility & Photon Sciences Directorate (NIF&PS).  You will ensure the reliable operation of optics processing and metrology machines and equipment in production environments at our offsite vendor support facilities.  NIF is a 24/7 operational facility and may require shift flexibility to meet objectives of this group.  Some work may occur in radiological environments. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) division of the Engineering Directorate.  
Essential Duties
- Independently research, qualify, and vet network of qualified subcontractors to service equipment, including at offsite vendor sites.
- Coordinate and manage the placement of service contracts for systems, including working with procurement and writing Statements of Work (SOWs).
- Maintain Responsible Individual (RI) role for work control documents to ensure safety of workers and appropriateness of controls for work performed offsite.
- Assign, delegate, and lead upgrades and maintenance tasks of team members performing work on offsite government-furnished equipment (GFE) at vendor sites; determine appropriate work methods and establish priorities in order to meet programmatic requirements.
- Plan and execute preventative & reactive maintenance and system upgrades on optics processing equipment at vendor sites.
- Author, update, and review maintenance and operations plans and procedures, including Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and equipment risk assessments.
- Assess and procure critical spares for systems.
- Provide regular, formalized report on status, plans, and progress of activities to senior management on a routine basis.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Bachelor’s degree in an electronics, mechanical, or related technology field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant previous technical experience in the maintenance, repair, and upgrade of large optics processing equipment.
- Significant experience with and advanced knowledge of precision machining equipment for the fabrication of large optics.
- Significant experience mentoring and training less experienced team members and directing teams in critical path, schedule sensitive tasks i.e.; equipment builds, maintenance, R&D/new technology.
- Advanced knowledge of and experience in configuration, troubleshooting, and repair of a wide variety of complex machine control and instrumentation systems involving: vacuum and pressure controls, pneumatics, hydraulics, pumps, fluid level and flow controls, temperature controls including cryogenics, vision systems / cameras, laser systems, and/or laser diagnostics.
- Advanced skills and understanding in electronic and robotic troubleshooting, repair, and wiring.
- Experience using common machine shop equipment and shop safety, and in the use of cranes, fork trucks, and heavy equipment to handle precision equipment.
- Ability to work occasional alternate work shifts, overtime and/or weekends and potentially work in an “on call” status. Ability to travel within the continental US to vendor facilities.
- Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.

Desired Qualifications
- Certified Journeyman Electrician or Millwright.
- Significant experience working in clean rooms up to class 100 including wearing clean room apparel and adherence to clean room protocols.
- Experience in predictive and preventative maintenance.
- Experience leading maintenance teams in a production environment, especially on shift work.

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.