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Target Diagnostics Engineering Technical Associate

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Technicians/IT
Job ID: 102050
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for an Engineering Technical Associate/LEOT (Laser Electro-Optics Technician). You will apply innovative technical expertise to the design, development, evaluation, documentation, modification, maintenance, troubleshooting, planning, and operations support of optical target diagnostic systems for the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate. You may have a technical lead role and will perform as the Responsible Individual (RI) for optical target diagnostics fielded in the facility. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering & Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Provide advanced Laser Electro-Optics technical and design integration support to scientists, engineers, and designers in support of the Optical Target Diagnostics.
- Schedule and prepare diagnostics on NIF for shot operations.
- Perform periodic maintenance activities on diagnostics. Responsibilities include performance evaluation, calibration (offline and online), troubleshooting complex to highly technical problems, complex data analysis, data archiving, and test report preparation.
- Serve as technical contact for the Target Diagnostic System and its components, respond in real-time to off-normal occurrences.
- Provide technical expertise, advice, and direction to technicians, making frequent decisions using a high degree of independent discretion and judgment.
- Participate in and/or lead formal design review process, as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree (BS) in electronics or laser electro-optics technology, or equivalent combination of education and experience in a field of engineering.
- Advanced skills and understanding of laser technology and processes with the ability to diagnose complex diagnostic systems.
- Significant experience building and deploying fiber optic based technology designs.
- Demonstrated ability to evaluate and apply best practice engineering techniques for optical beam path alignment in both facility operations and experimental lab environments. 
- Experience providing technical direction to others.
- Ability to make frequent decisions using independent discretion and judgment to provide original solutions to establish or modify guidelines, techniques, and procedures.
- Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills and strong presentation skills.
- Ability to work in an area of Beryllium and radiologically-contaminated areas, climb stairs, lift equipment, or stand for long periods of time and ability to work shift, weekend and/or alternate work schedules to respond to facility needs.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience planning and directing work with technical objectives, estimating effort, setting milestones, and managing within designated budget.
- Experience with project management methods and tools.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level:  Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. 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.

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 $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 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.