Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Coordinator for NIF

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 103956
Job Code: Coordinator (538.1)
Date Posted: June 27 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 entry-level Coordinator. You will support the Supply Chain Organization within the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science (NIF & PS) Directorate.  You will apply basic technical knowledge of products and materials to work with NIF engineers and suppliers to purchase hardware, fabrications, computers, and system components.  NIF is a 24/7 operational facility and may occasionally require work overtime, shift, and/or weekends to accomplish goals; some work will occur in radiological environments. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Provide basic technical procurement support to scientific, engineering, and technical personnel through basic technical and administrative knowledge relating to procurement of parts/materials/equipment for scientific research activities.
- Provide technical procurement guidance using established guidelines and support to senior technicians, technical associates, and engineers/scientists on small projects; may contribute to larger projects as a team member.
- Stage, transport, and deliver parts around the LLNL site; i.e., for secondary operations and/or staging of assembly/installation efforts; deliver or pick-up parts from local-area suppliers.
- Maintain procurement delegation status as a Technical Release Representative (TRR) which authorizes the use of an LLNL-issued credit card.
- Interact with vendors, requestors, and other associates in the work unit, LLNL Procurement, NIF warehouse, LLNL Receiving, and onsite mechanical/electrical fabrication shops.
- Provide detailed award/delivery status to supervisor and customers/requesters.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Associates degree in mechanical, electronics, electro-optic, or manufacturing technology; or a technology-related certificate with relevant technician or fabrication-shop work experience; or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Basic understanding of the procurement process; knowledge of approval, bid, award, receive, reconciliation, and close-out.
- Basic understanding of inventory quality controls and their importance to the maintenance and operation of a research facility.
- Knowledge and experience associated with technical procurement of mechanical or electronic commercial off-the-shelf components.
- Demonstrated ability to multitask and maintain a high level of accuracy.
- Effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
- Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to occasionally flex scheduled work hours for training on or off-site and ability to safely drive pick-up trucks, lift up to 25 pounds, and secure loads.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a California Driver’s license.


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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