Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Manufacturing Supervisors

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 105931
Job Code: Supervisor (390.1) / Senior Supervisor (390.2)
Date Posted: August 12 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 multiple openings for Manufacturing Section Supervisors. Specific Work Center assignment will be decided after selections have been made. You will be responsible for the organization and cost-effective utilization of the work force, equipment and materials, and for personnel actions. You will also be responsible for scheduling, establishing priorities, and analyzing skills mix of a multi-disciplined workforce for job assignments, solving manufacturing technical problems, budget management, and monitoring ES&H requirements. These positions are in the Manufacturing Section the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the 390.1 or 390.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties

- Provide daily technical leadership and administrative supervision of the work center/teams including work planning, setting priorities, writing performance appraisals, career development, training, salary, ranking, promotion recommendations, and disciplinary issues.
- Interface closely with LLNL program and/or facility managers, technical contacts, and project engineers to provide broad, integrated engineering and materials solutions to best ensure programmatic and institutional needs are properly met.
- Develop and implement strategic work center planning including quality and workflow processes, tools, and equipment acquisition/repair/maintenance, workforce, and budgetary management for all area shops utilizing significant independent discretion.
- Analyze and interpret complex to highly complex administrative, technical, and budgetary information related to project objectives and translate them into project plans, job requirements, and work assignments.
- Make decisions using a high degree of independent discretion and judgment and resolve multi-project/program requirements.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition at the 390.2 Level
- Provide highly advanced technical and related administrative expertise, and define approaches, in the areas of manufacturing and industrial technology including planning, design, fabrication, project support, testing, and evaluation where the qualitative and quantitative complexity of the project assignment demands original and innovative problem solutions.
- Represent division and program at meetings, briefings, and other activities both internal and external to the Laboratory on issues of high significance using significant independent discretion and judgement.

Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Machine Tool Technology, Manufacturing Technology, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Significant experience with manufacturing processes and operations including machining, dimensional inspection, welding, sheet metal, metal forming, laser cutting/welding, and plating.
- Technical leadership skills and ability to work with, and effectively lead a multidisciplinary team with a commitment to technical excellence, performance, quality, cost, and schedule.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and a significant level of independent discretion in high-consequence safety environment, solving complex to highly complex problems in a multi-tasked environment with minimal instruction and supervision.
- Significant experience in project planning, budgeting, and workforce planning.
- Effective written, verbal, presentation, and feedback communication skills in multiple technical areas required to supervise a team.

In Addition at the 390.2 Level
- Highly advanced technical leadership skills and extensive experience leading and/or directing the technical work of others including developing schedules, determining technical support level requirements, managing and changing workloads and priorities, and performance and personnel management.
- Extensive experience working effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and experience working independently on a self-directed to provide broad, integrated engineering and materials solutions to best ensure programmatic and institutional needs are properly met.
- Highly advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively explain, present, and advise all levels of personnel, senior managers, the scientific community, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders.

Desired Qualifications
- Supervisory experience including performance and personnel management.
- Advanced knowledge of LLNL’s work control and integrated safety management processes and resources.
- Familiar with MED's fabrication control system (COSMOS) relative to job planning, estimating, scheduling, and routing.

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 an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. 

 

Note:  This listing has three openings; these are Career Indefinite positions.  Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

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.