Mechanical Technologist/Sr. Mechanical Technologist

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 107381
Job Code: Technologist-Mechanical (533.2) / Sr Technologist-Mechanical (533.3)
Date Posted: August 21 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 Mechanical Technologists/Senior Mechanical Technologists. You will provide technical support in the areas of microfabrication, semiconductor process equipment, and mechanical design and fabrication for LLNL designed systems. These positions will support the Center for Micro and Nanotechnology of the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.
 
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 the candidate is hired at the higher level.
 
Essential Duties
-Provide general technical support maintaining Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) & plasma etching systems, various semiconductor systems and other mechanical, electrical and equipment.
-Provide microfabrication support in one or more of the following areas: thin film deposition, plasma etching, wet chemistry, photolithography.
-Analyze thin films and etched films using SEM and other characterization equipment.
-Use analytical instruments such a microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), profilometers, and other analytical or test equipment.
-Design, fabricate, assemble, and disassemble moderately complex mechanical components and systems, using work control process and procedure requirements.
-Maintain equipment, acquire data, and process parts as needed.
-Use design software to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
-Follow and adhere to written, operational, and safety procedures in the course of completing job assignments.
-Apply intermediate knowledge of relevant technologies and processes, including interpreting and utilizing laboratory equipment to solve system or mechanical problems.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition, at the 533.3 Level
-Operate intricate and complex design, engineering, and scientific software and systems to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
-Design, fabricate, assemble, and disassemble complex mechanical components and systems including planning and selecting materials, equipment, and methods.
-High level skills and knowledge of materials and characterization processes, including data acquisition techniques related to vapor deposition processes.
 
Qualifications
-AA/AS degree in Engineering Technology, Vacuum Technology or related technology, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
-Intermediate understanding of semiconductor vacuum technology, materials, and chemical vapor deposition processes.
-Experience in mechanical assembly of components and some experience in machining, using hand tools and welding.
-Experience with engineering hardware design, fabrication, evaluating and testing processes.
-Knowledge of office computer software, including word processing and spreadsheets necessary to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
-Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment and demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
In Addition, at the 533.3 Level
-Advanced technical skills to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures and experience operating intricate technical software and systems.
-Experience with toxic gas systems.
-Ability to read and follow complex assembly procedures, engineering notes, sketches, and drawings.
-Possess effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, including feedback and presentation skills to all levels of management, technical, engineering, and scientific staff.
 
Desired Qualifications
-Experience with toxic gas systems.
-Experience with Machining.
-Experience with Programable Logic Controllers (PLC).

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.