Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Sr Mechanical Technician

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Job ID: 103348
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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 opening for a Sr. Mechanical Technician who will work under minimal supervision to provide advanced technical support.  You will provide hands on mechanical fabrication and testing duties on an assortment of components for various projects and processes that require the operation of equipment, machine and hand tools. This position is in the Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management Program (RHWM) and may be located at Site 300 in Tracy California. 

Essential Duties
- Perform technical calculations and analyze cost effectiveness of design, schedule and materials using machine tools, desktop computers (including instrument control computers), and metrology equipment.
- Identify, analyze, design, and provide solutions and alternate approaches to various process equipment and fabrication problems.
- Independently fabricate components from print and/or sketch specifications; fabricate fixtures as needed for positioning, holding, or stabilizing parts during the fabrication process.
- Setup and operate fabrication machine tools, use hand tools and measuring instruments, and apply advanced knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes to the solution of fabrication problems related to process equipment.
-Perform tasks supporting the maintenance, cleanup and repair of equipment within RHWM nuclear facilities utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment as determined by the RHWM/WCI work control process and perform monthly crane inspections and maintain a detailed log of these inspections.
- Operate equipment (Class C motor vehicles, light tractors, fork trucks, hand lifts, and JLG boom and scissor lifts etc.) used in maintenance and repair within and around RHWM facilities.
- Perform informal equipment and systems reviews checking for maintenance and failures, noting any deficiencies and reporting findings for implementation of corrections to supervisor.
- Occasional overtime, shift, and/or weekend work may be required to accomplish work assignment.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Associate’s Degree in mechanical, industrial, manufacturing, or electro-optic technology or a technology related certificate or diploma with work-related experience and related course work or equivalent combination of education and experience in a field of engineering that includes mechanical training.
- Experience fabricating mechanical components from metals and plastics, designing fixtures, brackets and various mechanical components using computers and mechanical/electrical testing equipment.
- Advanced technical skills, e.g., knowledge of machine shop practices and procedures and knowledge of engineering principles and materials necessary to develop solutions and alternative approaches to moderately complex problems and make effective fabrication decisions that result in maximum use of resources.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate and consult with team members and requesters from other organizations, and the ability to work scheduled, shift, weekend and emergency overtime, as needed.
-  Experience performing duties including but not limited to tracking inventory and maintenance schedules, using hand and power tools, and the ability to layout and install parts and equipment, set up and evaluate new equipment per manufacturer’s recommendations all while adapting to changing priorities, schedules, and assignments both independently and as part of a team with other disciplines.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Driver’s Class C License.
- Ability to lift up to 80 pounds using the proper personal protective equipment and team lifting techniques and to read operational safety procedures, interpret requirements and apply safety controls to job requirements.
- Ability to wear protective equipment such as hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection, face shield and gloves, and all controls including PPE are identified during the work planning actions where hazards are identified and controls are established. 

Desired Qualifications
- Basic knowledge of ES&H laws and regulations.
- Knowledge of RHWM facilities and equipment. 

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.

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.  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.  Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

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 $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 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.

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