Additive Manufacturing Technologist/ Senior Additive Manufacturing Technologist

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 107432
Job Code: Technologist-Mechanical (533.2) / Sr Technologist-Mechanical (533.3)
Date Posted: August 18 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 an Additive Manufacturing Technologist/Senior Additive Manufacturing Technologist. You will operate the additive manufacturing machines, both metals and plastics. You will perform operations related to Additive Manufacturing technology including metal powder handling, maintenance assignments, post-machining, safety and security responsibilities, including modeling, machine programming, and establishing optimal build parameters. These positions are in the Manufacturing Engineering Section in Materials Engineering Division (MED), supporting the Additive Manufacturing Group.

These positions will be filled at either the 533.2 or 533.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
Essential Duties  
-Set up and operate all Metal Powder and Plastics Additive Machines and related processing equipment to manufacture parts and assemblies under general supervision.
-Manage classified documents, parts, and systems.
-Design and fabricate complex fixtures and jigs to be used during a variety of additive manufacturing processes.
-Identify, label, and safely handle metal powder, perform waste collection, and housekeeping at the end of each shift.
-Perform facility related and technical functions such as maintenance, testing, and upgrades to equipment.
-Fabricate difficult fixtures and holding devices used during manufacturing processes.
-Maintain close interaction with Materials Engineering Division supervision regarding work flow, customer relations, job progress, and facility or equipment issues.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the 533.3 Level
-Act independently and/or direct others to ensure work is conducted in an efficient and safe manner.
-Design and fabricate complex fixtures and jigs to be used during a variety of manufacturing processes.
-Establish and plan techniques and procedures to carry out complex technical assignments and set task priorities to solve complex technical problems.
-Identify, analyze and provide solutions or alternate approaches to manufacturing problems using individual judgement and creativity.
-AA/AS degree in Engineering Technology and/or degree/certifications in mechanical, industrial, or manufacturing technology, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Demonstrated knowledge of engineering hardware design and testing processes.
-Experience with fabrication, evaluating, and testing processes.
-Experience in machining using lathes, mills, band saws, welding, casting, forming, etc.
-Experience in mechanical measurement and mechanical assembly of components.
-Knowledge of computer aided drafting/design software.
-Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as in a multidisciplinary team environment.
-Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills and abilities working effectively with all levels of management, technical, engineering, and scientific staff.- Ability to become respirator approved through Health Services.  
In Addition at the 533.3 Level
- Advanced to highly advanced knowledge of ASME Y14.5M drafting standards (read and interpret blueprints) to produce parts and assemblies.
- Advanced to highly advanced knowledge of a wide variety of materials and manufacturing processes including some difficult to machine and exotic materials.
- Advanced to highly advanced level knowledge of advanced fabrication processes, such as CNC programming, machining, planning, and estimating.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience in CAD/CAM programming (e.g. PTC-Creo, Magics, MasterCam).
- Ability to work independently, as well as working on technical project teams, and with handling classified documents, parts, and removable electronic media.
- Familiarity with LLNL ES&H and Security policies and procedures.

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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

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 $2.3 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.