Global Security Nuclear Incident Response Program Electronics Technologist/Sr. Electronics Technologist

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106187
Job Code: Technologist-Electronics (531.2) / Sr Technologist-Electronics (531.3)
Date Posted: October 11 2019

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for an Electronics Technologist/Sr. Electronics Technologist to support Global Security (GS) Nuclear Incident Response Program (NIRP). You will work as part of a dynamic and diverse team to provide electronics support to Nuclear Incident Response Program (NIRP). You will be required to work at LLNL in Livermore, Site 300 near Tracy, CA and travel to offsite locations and facilities. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the 531.2 or 531.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide general design and update details and recommend modifications to moderately complex electronic circuits and systems designs.
- Work from sketches, drawings, electronic schematics, verbal or written instructions, and troubleshoot to the sub-system or component level, utilizing detailed knowledge.
- Prepare instructional guides for assembling, repairing and maintaining equipment and systems.
- Provide general electronics technical support using appropriate electronics test methods and equipment.
- Diagnose, debug, test, evaluate, design, upgrade, maintain, and repair moderately complex electronics systems, instrumentation, controls, data acquisition, and test equipment.
- Acquire and analyze data and test results using known performance parameters to report results and identify problems.
- Contribute to moderately complex preliminary design concepts and engineering decision process.
- Work scheduled as well as unscheduled overtime. Travel domestically and potentially internationally at approximately 25% amount of time for electronic and customer support and interaction.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the 531.3 Level
- Establish complex circuit or systems parameters using advanced electronics circuitry, scientific knowledge, engineering principles, and mathematical calculations and write or interpret specifications used in designing, maintaining, and calibrating electronic systems, chassis, or components.
- Acquire and analyze complex preliminary data during design or prototyping of components, systems, or equipment, identify problems, and suggest solutions.
- Lead daily work scope activities of other technicians.

- Associate degree in electronics, computer maintenance/technology, or equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Intermediate skills, knowledge, and abilities in electronics technology including electronics background in both theory and design.
- Ability to apply intermediate electronic knowledge to a breadth of electronic circuits and systems.
- Ability to solve moderately complex analytical problems.
- Experience with fabrication and electrical control panel wiring. Effective written and verbal communication, presentation, interpersonal and teamwork skills and abilities.
- Knowledge of basic computer skills for Mac, PC, and workstation platforms.
- Ability to work scheduled as well as unscheduled emergency overtime.
- Ability to travel.

In Addition, at the 531.3 Level
- Advanced skills, knowledge, and abilities with significant experience in electronics technology and background in both theory and design and ability to apply electronic knowledge to a breadth of electronic circuits and systems.
- Experience making decisions regarding a variety of complex technical problems and experience providing technical leadership.
- Effective written and verbal communication, feedback, and presentation skills required to lead others.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience with industrial instrumentation and control systems, programmable logic controller/programmable automation controller software to develop and/or implement parameter modifications and revisions.
- Experience with high voltage pulsed power and fast timing instrumentation.
- Experience with AC/DC electrical and electronic applications.
- Knowledge of National Electrical Code NFPA 70 and NFPA70E standards.


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.  Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.
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 $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 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.