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We have multiple openings for Technical Coordinators/Senior Technical Coordinators specializing in electronics and/or mechanical fabrication. You will support the Supply Chain Organization within the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science (NIF & PS) Directorate. You will apply knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials to work with NIF engineers and suppliers to purchase materials, mechanical and/or electrical parts (including PCBAs and cable harnesses), and electro- optical/mechanical assemblies varying in size and complexity. NIF is a 24/7 operational facility and may occasionally require travel, working overtime, shift, and/or weekends to accomplish goals; some work will occur in radiological environments. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) Division within the Engineering Directorate.
These positions will be filled at either the 538.2 or 538.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
- Provide general coordination and technical support to scientific, engineering, and technical personnel through detailed technical and administrative knowledge of parts/ materials/ equipment for scientific research activities.
- Participate as a project team member, provide technical guidance and procurement support to senior technicians, technical associates, and engineers/scientists on small-medium projects.
- Solve moderately complex technical problems and make decisions using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures.
- Research and make recommendations of substitute products with similar technical specifications.
- Collaborate with suppliers, requestors, LLNL Procurement, production control, NIF warehouse, LLNL Receiving, and onsite mechanical/electrical fabrication shops to meet project cost and schedule demands.
- Provide detailed award/delivery status to supervisor and customers/requesters. Anticipate and reconcile supply problems, including technical factors affecting critical milestones.
- Stage, transport, and deliver parts around the LLNL site for secondary operations and/or staging of assembly/installation efforts; deliver or pick-up parts from local-area suppliers.
- Provide Technical Release Representative (TRR) services requiring in-depth knowledge of LLNL purchasing requirements to purchase items and regulations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition, at the 538.3 Level
- Provide advanced procurement/coordination support to scientific, engineering, and technical personnel through specialized technical knowledge relating to acquisition of parts/materials/equipment for scientific research activities.
- Participate or lead project team to provide acquisition support to senior technicians, technical associates, and engineers/scientists on medium-large projects.
- Associate degree in mechanical/electronic technology; or equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience in mechanical/electronic fabrication.
- Moderate level understanding of ANSI International Electronic Standards or ASME Y14.5M Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard for the practical application of breaking down BOMs (Bill of Materials) for procurement at the component level.
- Intermediate level understanding of the fabrication acquisition process; knowledge of approval, bid, award, inspection acceptance, receive, reconciliation, and close-out.
- Effective written and verbal communication, and presentation skills.
- Effective interpersonal, teamwork, and multitasking skills.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to safely drive pick-up trucks, lift up to 25 pounds, and secure loads.
- Ability to travel and occasionally be flexible with scheduled work hours for training on or off-site.
In Addition, at the 538.3 Level
- Advanced level understanding of and skills utilizing ANSI International Electronic Standards or ASME Y14.5M Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard for the practical application of breaking down BOMs (Bill of Materials) for procurement at the component level.
- Advanced understanding of the fabrication acquisition process; knowledge of approval, bid, award, inspection acceptance, receive, reconciliation, and close-out.
- Electronics: Journey-level skills with substantial experience in electronic procurement or as an electronic technician and/or experience with electronics shop processes.
- Mechanical: Journey-level skills with substantial experience in mechanical fabrication procurement or as a machinist, sheet metal worker or equivalent mechanical fabrication shop experience.
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.