Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Machine Repairer Mechanic III

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 105477
Job Code: Machine Repairer III (983.3)
Date Posted: June 11 2019

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Machine Tool Repairer. You will be responsible for advanced senior machine tool support including evaluating, installing, testing, repairing, maintaining, or modifying complex mechanical and hydraulic systems on machine tools and related equipment in support of LLNL programs. You will work independently maintaining close interactions with technical and supervisory personnel throughout the Laboratory. You may receive work assignments located at various locations, including Livermore and Site 300. These positions are in the Mechanical Manufacturing Section of the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Design, fabricate, install, test, repair, troubleshoot, maintain, or modify complex mechanical and hydraulic systems to improve the operation, reliability, and/or safety of LLNL’s machine tools.
- Evaluate and operate a variety of complex and high-precision machine tools under job conditions to detect/diagnose malfunctions, or to reproduce parts.
- Install and/or relocate complex, high-precision machine tools and related equipment.
- Use hand and powered tools that are typically used to maintain machine tool mechanical and hydraulic systems, including diagnostic equipment (such as levels, straight edges, records, and ball bars).
- Solve complex problems and make independent decisions, under minimal supervision.
- Document assignment specific, trade related information routinely as required which may include development and authoring of said information, contributing strategically by also providing regular progress reporting.
- May work in areas with radioactive, toxic, or high explosives materials.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- High school diploma, GED, or equivalent advanced Journey level education and related experience (i.e., completion of an apprenticeship program or equivalent level of education/experience).
- Advanced level of experience using general hand and powered tools that are typically used to maintain machine tool, high-precision mechanical and hydraulic systems, including basic diagnostic equipment with advanced applications (e.g., electronic levels, auto-collimators, straight edges, recorders, and ball bars).
- Experience evaluating, testing, installing, repairing, and maintaining complex, high-precision machine tool mechanical and hydraulic systems, including making recommendations.
- Ability to read, interpret, and make recommendations based on equipment manuals. Advanced understanding of mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics.
- Thorough knowledge of applicable OSHA and ES&H regulations.
- Must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license with the ability to operate common motor vehicles including a 32000 lb. fork truck.
- Ability to become medically qualified to wear respiratory and protection equipment.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications
- Associate degree in Mechanical Technology.
- Experience with machine controllers and troubleshooting of associated servo systems.
- Familiarity with the electrical construction trade.

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.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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 $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 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.