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We have an opening for a Laser Electro-Optics/Electronic Technologist to provide technical support to the engineering and maintenance organization for optics processing and metrology within the National Ignition Facility & Photon Sciences Directorate (NIF&PS). You will report to the (OMST) Engineering & Maintenance Group Lead for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and will administratively report to an LSEO supervisor. You will ensure the reliable operation of optics processing and metrology machines and equipment in production environments at LLNL. NIF is a 24/7 operational facility and may occasionally requiring shift flexibility and occasional travel to accomplish goals. Some work may occur in radiological environments. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) division of 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.
- Perform general troubleshooting and maintenance of laser moderately complex systems and/or upgrades to systems with open-air propagation of class 3B or 4 lasers.
- Perform electrical and electro-mechanical (preventative and reactive) maintenance and system upgrades by applying intermediate to advanced knowledge on standalone machines involving computer-based controls and instrumentation, LabVIEW, Programmable Logic Controllers, motion controllers, vision systems, laser diagnostics, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, and temperature controls.
- Generate and maintain system documentation including schematics, procedures, and optical configuration drawings.
- Receive and process work orders and document activities through online work process applications.
- Work collaboratively with engineers, laser scientists, chemical process engineers, operations and production team members, and procurement coordinators in an effective, collaborative team environment to maintain and upgrade moderately complex optics processing systems.
- Serve as LLNL’s representative at several outside vendor sites within the continental US to perform repairs and upgrades to optics fabrication and processing equipment.
- Periodically work overtime, alternate shifts and/or weekends and potentially work in an “on call” status.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition, at the 531.3 Level
- Analyze complex system performance of high energy laser technology and processes and present data to a peer review team with recommendations, under minimal supervision.
- Interpret requirements for opto-mechanical assemblies, precision laser alignment, and tolerancing of laser/optical systems including testing parameters.
- Serve as a technical lead for engineering principles to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures.
- Associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Laser Electro-Optics, Physics or the equivalent combination of education and relevant previous experience in a technical or engineering field that includes lasers, optical, or electronic training.
- Experience with laser electro-optical diagnostic instrumentation used in a scientific research laboratory (oscilloscopes, interferometers, spectrometers, photometers, power meters, autocollimators, etc.)
- Experience performing moderately complex electrical and electro-mechanical (preventative and reactive) maintenance and system upgrades by applying intermediate knowledge on standalone machines involving computer-based controls and instrumentation, LabVIEW, Programmable Logic Controllers, motion controllers, vision systems, laser diagnostics, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, and temperature controls.
- Ability to travel domestically, serve in an “on-call” manner, and occasionally work weekends or night shifts.
- Experience working safely on equipment utilizing up to class 4 lasers and/or hazardous chemicals.
- Experience working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
- Effective written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.
In Addition, at the 531.3 Level
- Experience designing, deploying, fabricating, troubleshooting, and assembling complex electro-optical components and high energy laser systems, including planning and selecting materials, equipment, and methods.
- Advanced skills with opto-mechanical assemblies, precision laser alignment, and tolerancing. Advanced technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures.
- Experience developing electrooptic test setups and procedures from concept to implementation, including gathering, interpretation, and presentation of experimental test data to evaluate system performance.
- Experience with PC or network IT administration and troubleshooting.
- Experience with engineering software such as CAD, PLC programming, MATLAB, or LabVIEW.
- Experience working in clean rooms up to class 100 including wearing clean room apparel and adherence to clean room protocols.
- Experience fabricating and repairing cabling and connectors, chassis, and printed circuit boards or experience troubleshooting printed circuit boards, especially at the component level.
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.
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.
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