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We have an opening for an Engineering Technical Associate/Sr. Engineering Associate. You will provide design, assembly, and operational support of complex vacuum systems. You will be working on experiments in collaboration with Engineering scientific, and technical staff, providing technical expertise for low pressure vessels, reactive materials synthesis, mechanical systems and laser diagnostics development. This position is in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.
This position will be filled at either the 337.1 or 339.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
- Apply innovative technical expertise to the design, development, installation and operational support for high vacuum systems, as well as maintenance, operations, repairs, and upgrades of existing systems.
- Provide technical support to engineering, scientific, and technical staff to plan and conduct experiments at LLNL and other off-site locations.
- Plan production, deployment, and acceptance testing efforts of complex electrical-optical subsystems, pressure systems, vacuum assemblies, low-pressure reactors, and custom laser installation and free space optical alignment.
- Generate and maintain system documentation including operations procedures and configuration drawings, consistent with best engineering practices.
- Perform periodic maintenance activities. Responsibilities include performance evaluation, calibration (offline and online), troubleshooting complex technical problems, complex data analysis, data archiving, and test report preparation.
- Develop/design system enhancements to increase reliability and maintainability, or to facilitate increasing scope requirements.
- Collaborate with technical staff and subject matter experts to perform developmental and experimental setups. Choose appropriate work methods and set priorities.
- Acquire and analyze complex data using computer-based data acquisition and controls.
- Independently write, interpret, and prepare data and document test results, identify complex problems, and provide original solutions.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the 339.2 Level
- Develop strategic planning and provide highly advanced technical knowledge for development of laser diagnostics and fast MHz imaging.
- Provide highly advanced technical and/or technical management support in the design, development, and installation of laser systems and facilities.
- Author, review, and approve related engineering documentation, as well as routinely present this material to superiors and subordinates while leading or participating in design reviews.
- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Electro-Optic technology, Physics, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
- Advanced skills and experience building, deploying, and maintaining high energy, high power or short pulse laser systems.
- Ability to evaluate complex systems and apply best practice engineering techniques for optical beam path alignment in both facility operations and experimental lab environments.
- Experience providing technical direction and the ability to mentor others with advanced technical skills.
- Significant experience with procedures, work control, and configuration management.
- Significant experience working effectively in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment, which includes working with scientists, engineers, technicians, and designers.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
In Addition at the 339.2 Level
- Highly advanced skills and understanding of laser technology and processes with the ability to diagnose highly complex integrated diagnostic systems with fast MHz imaging capabilities.
- Highly advanced written, verbal, feedback and presentation communication skills in multiple technical areas.
- Extensive experience making frequent, independent decisions to define project approaches, and create and implement original solutions to establish or modify guidelines, techniques, and procedures, to choose appropriate work methods and to set priorities.
- Experience planning and directing work with technical objectives, estimating effort, setting milestones, and managing within a designated budget.
- Experience with ultra-high vacuum systems, laser diagnostics, and timing systems.
- Experience with operation of thin film deposition systems.
- Experience with engineering software tools such as SolidWorks, CREO, LabView or MATLAB.
Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.
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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.