Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Radiographer (NDT/NDE)

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 103540
Job Code: Technologist-Mechanical (533.2) / Sr Technologist-Mechanical (533.3)
Date Posted: May 21 2018

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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 multiple openings for a Radiographer. You will support Radiography operations utilizing various industrial X-Ray systems and will provide technical support to operations of new and ongoing experiments involving engineering evaluation, fabrication, assembly, and documentation. The scope of the work may include programmatic support of experiments at various LLNL locations. These positions are in 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 you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Perform radiographic operations and maintenance using radiographic film, direct reading flat panel detectors, phosphor storage imaging plates, and scanning equipment.
- Participate/maintain training and qualification program for high explosives handling certification.
- Perform system upgrades, testing equipment, radiation surveys, and interlock systems checks.
- Provide general technical support to engineering, scientific, and technical staff to plan and conduct experiments at LLNL and other off-site locations.
- Design, fabricate, assemble, and disassemble moderately complex mechanical components and systems, using work control process and procedure requirements.
- Apply knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes in solving mechanical problems.
- Maintain systems documentation and experimental records.
- Perform facility related and technical functions such as maintenance, testing, and upgrades to equipment.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the 533.3 Level
- Use advanced design, engineering, and scientific programs to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
- Design, fabricate, asemble, and disassemble complex mechanical components and systems including planning and selecting materials, equipment, and methods.
- Identify, analyze, and provide solutions and alternate approaches to complex mechanical problems using independent creativity and judgment.

- Associate’s degree in Engineering Technology, Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Technology, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Ability to certify and maintain certification as a Radiographic Testing (RT) Level II per the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) or equivalent and ability to understand and interpret NDE codes, standards, recommended practices, and techniques.
- Ability to operate various hand and power tools.
- Intermediate skills and understanding of relevant technologies and processes, including radiographic film/digital imaging and variable energy x-ray systems, and ability to solve hardware or system challenges.
- Knowledge of office computer software, including word processing and spreadsheets necessary to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as in a multidisciplinary team environment.
- Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, and ability to work effectively with all levels of management, technical, engineering, and scientific staff.
In Addition at the 533.3 Level
- High level technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures, including in-depth knowledge of NDE codes, standards, recommended practices, and techniques.
- Advanced skills and understanding of complex technologies and processes, radiographic film/digital imaging and variable energy x-ray systems, and ability to solve complex hardware or system challenges.
- Advanced experience as a certified Radiographic Testing (RT) Level II or III per the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).

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. 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.

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 $1.8 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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