PCB Designer

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 107452
Job Code: Engineering Design Associate (334.1) / Senior Eng Associate (339.2)
Date Posted: August 26 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!

The Integrated Engineering and Design Group (IE&DG) in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) has one opening for a highly qualified Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Designer. The design/drafting group within IE&DG provides a “central drafting” function supporting a wide variety of internal customers. Because of the vast and varying types of work we are involved with, this position will require the PCB Designer to have the ability to be flexible, working with various groups/projects that require design assistance. Under minimal supervision, you will provide advanced technical support in electronics drafting and design; interpret and translate concepts into design layouts with supportive calculations and documentation. You will prepare complex electronics drawing packages comprised of finished interconnection, fabrication assembly, and installation drawings of systems, facilities, and projects. You will also solve complex technical problems in a team environment and have regular contact outside the work unit. The successful candidate may have technical lead responsibilities and review drawings for quality.

This position may require you to have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and or weekends to accomplish goals.

This position will be filled at either the 334.1 or 339.2 level, depending on your qualifications.  Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.


 Essential Duties
- Analyze, interpret, and create electronics design requirements, schedules and costs.
- Generate or drive electronics design solutions that address requirements and constraints, and translate these solutions into PCB, detailed interconnection, fabrication, schematic, wiring, and assembly drawings.
- Provide supporting documentation for electronics design solutions that may include analysis, calculations, schedules, costing, and procedures.
- Provide regular progress reporting to task lead reflecting manpower needs, schedule, job scope, and work assignment.
- Effectively leverage others to support the design and documentation effort.
- Participate in or lead design reviews. Interact productively with vendors, customers, and other associates outside the work unit.
- Review and verify the accuracy of drawings to insure they comply with applicable standards and sound design practices.
- Maintain documentation in a configuration management system.
- Provide advanced technical advice and solutions in a team environment.
- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies; keep training current.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the 339.2 Level
- Provide highly advanced technical and related Lead expertise in the areas of electronics engineering technology including planning, design, fabrication, project support, testing, and evaluation where the qualitative and quantitative complexity of the project assignment demands original and innovative problem solutions.
- Provide division and programmatic representation at meetings, briefings, and other activities both internal and external to the Laboratory.

Qualifications
- BS in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or the equivalent combination of education and relevant previous experience.
- Advanced experience in / PCB and electrical engineering and development.
- High level skills, knowledge, and ability to generate complex interconnection and wiring diagrams, assembly drawings, panel layouts, silkscreens, Printed Wiring Board (PWB) layouts, and associated mechanical detail drawings.
- Advanced knowledge of drafting procedures and vendor products.
- Advanced experience with AutoCAD 2013 2D and 3D.
- Advanced experience with schematic capture and PWB layout software (PADS Logic, Layout and Router, Altium).
- Advanced knowledge of through-hole and surface mount printed wiring board layout techniques.
- Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ASME Y14.5).
- Applied experience with parametric CAD application (ProEngineer or SolidWorks preferred).
- Knowledgeable in materials and fabrication techniques.
- Ability to analyze and interpret complex design requirements, and to exercise creativity and judgment in solving electronic design problems.
- Demonstrated effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Demonstrated capability for independent action and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to multitask and maintain a high-level of accuracy.

In Addition, at the 339.2 Level
- Highly advanced experience in hardware design / electrical engineering and development
- Extensive design experience with electronic design as it relates to accelerator, pulse power, high vacuum, and diagnostics technologies
- Experience providing technical leadership for a diverse team of designers, associates, and technicians in support of programmatic experimental campaigns

Desired Qualifications
- MS degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering.
- Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Experience with Microsoft Project.

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.