Fab Technician-Electronics/Sr. Fab Technician Electronics

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106912
Job Code: Fab Technician-Electronics (532.1) / Sr Fab Technician-Electronics (532.2)
Date Posted: March 10 2020

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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 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for Electronics Fabrication Technicians/Sr. Electronics Fabrication Technicians. You will build electrical and electronic assemblies including panels, chassis, circuit boards and other specialized equipment used to support ongoing research and projects at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. These positions are in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate

These positions will be filled at either the 532.1 or 532.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide basic fabrication of electronic components and circuit boards using standard hand tools including crimpers, cutters and soldering irons.
- Utilize basic schematic and assembly drawings to fabricate specific electronic hardware under close supervision.
- Perform quality inspections and continuity tests on assembled equipment.
- Assemble basic electrical panels, chassis and rack mount components.
- Wire, solder and install basic electronics equipment.
- Fabricate miniature electronic assemblies and mechanical components with the assistance of a microscope.
- Make minor modifications and repairs to simple hardware.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the 532.2 Level
- Assist with translating general schematic drawings, parts lists, assembly drawings, and verbal requirements into specific hardware deliverables.
- Propose solutions and potential alternate approaches to improve manufacturing efficiency and quality under general supervision.
- Assist in the planning, organizing and completion of moderately complex projects.

- Associate degree in electronics, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Basic skills, knowledge and abilities in electronics fabrication, installation, inspection, or micro-fabrication which may be application specific.
- Experience completing basic fabrication prototyping and production of electro-mechanical systems and cables, as well as printed circuit board assembly, rework and repair assignments.
- Ability to interpret and follow basic technical drawings and understand bills of material (BOM).
- Experience using standard hand tools, test and measurement equipment.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills, documentation and organizational skills.

In Addition, at the 532.2 Level
- Ability to read and interpret moderately complex electrical, electronic and mechanical drawings and make suggestions as needed under general supervision.
- Experience with moderately complex industrial and automation control systems assembly and installation projects.
- Experience working in a customer service or field support environment.

Desired Qualifications
- IPC-JSTD Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies or IPC-620 Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies certification(s).
- Knowledge of ISO 9000 procedures.
- Fabrication experience in cleanroom environment.


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 listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions.  Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

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 $2.3 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.