Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Scientific Technologist

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  ESH and Quality
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 104839
Job Code: Scientific Technologist (502.2) / Sr Scientific Technologist (502.3)
Date Posted: February 11 2019

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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 a Scientific Technologist. You will provide technical support in environmental monitoring, compliance sampling, and equipment repair and installation to senior technical personnel and scientists in the Environmental Functional Area (EFA). You will also maintain both electrical and mechanical systems within the Whole Body Counting and Spectroscopy Labs (WBC/Spec) in Analytical Services and Instrumentation Area (AS&I). This position is within the Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the 502.2 or 502.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide environmental sampling support for EFA permit and surveillance activities that include: stack emissions monitoring, ambient air monitoring for particulate and water vapor (tritium), soil and sediment sampling, vegetation sampling, storm water sampling, sewer monitoring activities, and construction pre/post sampling.
- Provide routine and preventative maintenance as well as repairs for equipment in the WBC/Spec Lab including pressure safety systems, O2 monitoring systems.
- Review electrical wiring diagrams, troubleshoot electrical and electronics systems, and develop one-off solutions to repair electrical/electronic components of environmental sampling systems.
- Design and implement electrical safety systems (e.g., Labview and O2 monitoring systems, and video monitoring) using well defined methodologies and boundaries.
- Provide input to procedures and the Work Control Process (WCP) as requested, identify new equipment, processes, and hazards in the work place, and communicate those to the immediate supervisor or, when necessary, to the technical staff.
- Participate in moderately complex maintenance activities, alarm response, and various additional sampling activities as needed or directed.
- Maintain accurate record keeping using a logbook or electronic records.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition at the 502.3 Level
- Perform moderately complex environmental sampling activities and operate complex spectroscopy and in vivo measurement equipment.
- Perform equipment design, fabrication, and repairs. Become trained in the use of energized electrical machine shop equipment to support equipment fabrication and maintenance activities. Develop and maintain equipment maintenance schedules, parts lists and supply inventories.
- Provide advanced specialized technical expertise on assigned media including inspections, audits, and draft responsibilities for procedures, instructions, and tables under the direction of management or technical staff.

- Associate degree in electronics, environmental technology or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
- Working knowledge of basic programming concepts and one or more of the following: programmable logic controllers (PLCs), Labview, or data loggers.
- Experience reviewing and maintaining electrical monitoring systems and troubleshooting equipment in the field.
- Experience acquiring and analyzing basic data and maintaining a laboratory notebook or electronic records.
- Effective organizational skills with detail orientation necessary to handle multiple moderately complex tasks in a demanding environment with conflicting priorities, tight and changing deadlines, and frequent interruptions while providing high-level customer service, and good follow-through.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment with a broad cross-section of people.
- Experience performing environmental field sampling, and the ability to lift and transport up to 30 lbs.  
- Proficient interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively present, explain and communicate moderately complex technical information.  

In Addition at the 502.3 Level
- Significant experience performing environmental monitoring activities and collecting samples for chemical, physical, radiological, meteorological and geological analyses to determine environmental levels of pollutants in air, water, soil, sewage, and other media. Experience conducting field audits and regulatory compliance inspections.
- Advanced knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLC), Campbell Scientific Data loggers, or National Instruments (LabView) or comparable equipment.
- Significant experience in maintenance of instrumentation or equipment.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience in other environmental regulatory areas such as hazardous waste, air quality, pollution prevention, or natural resource management.
- Understanding of meteorological equipment, testing, and calibration.
- Experience with the following equipment: Hi-Q air particulate samplers, air effluent stack monitoring equipment, air tritium equipment, sewer monitoring electronics and calibrations, real time monitoring networks, or meteorology tower sensors and telemetry.  


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.

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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