Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Electronics Technologist

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Computation
Posting Requirement:  External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 103888
Job Code: Technologist-Electronics (531.2) / Sr Technologist-Electronics (531.3)
Date Posted: June 05 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 an opening for an Electronics Technologist to provide general technical support, construction, installation, maintenance, removal, and repair of telecommunication infrastructure, cable and related equipment in facilities, underground throughout the Laboratory, including Site 300.  You will interact with co-workers, supervisor, technical support personnel, building coordinators, and project managers. This position is in the Enterprise Infrastructure Services Division (EIS) within the Computation Directorate and supports the LivIT program.
 
This position will be filled at either the 531.2 or 531.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
 
Essential Duties
- Place, splice, terminate, and test fiber optic and copper cable in the outside plant, perform working service cable, and line transfers.
- Build copper and/or fiber optics cross-connects for the main distribution frame and building distribution frame.
- Resolve trouble tickets and repair services for fixed voice, VoIP, and special circuits such as copper circuits in the field.
- Pre-field, evaluate and recommend appropriate course of action to provision Telecommunication Services.
- Collaborate with customer service representatives and service order control personnel on moderately complex issues involving assigned customer service orders.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the 531.3 Level  
- Solve complex technical problems and repair services for copper cable and fiber optic cabling.
- Evaluate and pre-field difficult problems and recommend appropriate courses of action to provision Telecommunication Services.
- Establish and modify work procedures, guidelines and/or techniques used for installation, troubleshooting and/or safety issues.
 
Qualifications
- Associate’s degree in electronics, computer maintenance, or electro-optic technology or a technology related certificate or diploma with work related work experience and work related course work or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a field of outside plant telecommunication infrastructure.
- General knowledge of telecommunications, including fiber optic and copper cable Systems, Voice and Data terminal equipment, Building Wire and Jacks.
- Basic knowledge of the skills necessary to operate basic telecommunication systems test equipment. 
- Intermediate skills and understanding of relevant technologies and processes, including general telecommunications background in both theory and design while applying the knowledge of electronics or electro-optic theory to solve circuitry or system malfunctions.
- Effective written, verbal, and presentation communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce and customers.
- Demonstrated ability to work safely, including climbing ladders, working in confined spaces, and lifting 50 lbs.
- Current California driver’s license required.
In Addition at the 531.3 Level
- High-level technical skills and understanding of telecommunications, including Fiber Optic and associated terminating Copper Cable Systems, Voice and Data terminal equipment, Building Wire and equipment.
- Significant experience with Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDR) and Power Meters.
- Advanced communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively, handling multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously in a dynamic operations environment. 
 
Desired Qualifications
- Knowledge of the LLNL telecommunications infrastructure, physical plant layout, security requirements, service order systems, and procedures and documentation systems.
- Knowledge of LLNL facilities and programs.
- BICSI Certification.

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.

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