Target Diagnostics Electronics Technologist

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106306
Job Code: Technologist-Electronics (531.2) / Sr Technologist-Electronics (531.3)
Date Posted: October 29 2019

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Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for an Electronics Technologist/Senior Electronics Technologist.  You will provide technical support in the Target Area Science & Engineering for technical staff of the National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate.  NIF the worlds largest and most energetic laser facility and  is a 24/7 operational facility that  may occasionally require shift flexibility to accomplish goals.  This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Provide general assembly, fabrication, development, and  make routine commitments involving system designs.
- Work from sketches, 1-line drawings, block diagrams, electronic schematics, verbal or written instructions and under general supervision.
- Update procedures and processes for repairing, calibrating, fielding, and maintaining equipment and systems.
- Perform maintenance, operations, repairs, and upgrades of existing systems.
- Diagnose, debug, test, evaluate, design, upgrade, maintain, and repair moderately complex electronics and laser systems.
- 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.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In addition, at the 531.3 Level
- Acquire and analyze complex data and test results using known performance parameters to report results and identify complex problems.
- Establish system parameters using advanced electronics circuitry, scientific knowledge, engineering principles, and mathematical calculations.  Write or interpret specifications used in crafting, maintaining, and calibrating complex electronic systems, chassis, or components.
- Lead daily work scope activities of other technologists.

- Bachelor’s degree in electronics technology or equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Experience with fabrication of cables, test boxes, and fixturing. 
- Intermediate skills, knowledge, and abilities designing, testing, analyzing, maintaining, and repairing  moderately complex electronic circuits and systems.
- Ability to apply intermediate  electronics and/or electro-optic knowledge to a breadth of applications and/or systems.
- Experience in safe work and business practices. 
- Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
- Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to occasionally work overtime and/or weekends as needed.
In addition, at the 531.3 Level
- Advanced understanding and 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.
- Advanced level technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems.
- Effective communication, interpersonal, feedback, and teamwork skills and abilities, and experience providing technical direction to others.

Desired Qualifications  
- Intermediate skills with opto-mechanical assemblies, precision laser alignment and tolerancing.
- Experience with scripting and automation software packages (Python, MATLAB, etc.)



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 $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.