Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Micro/Nanofabrication Engineers

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 106111
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 3 (SES.3) / Science & Engineering MTS 4 (SES.4)
Date Posted: October 02 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 Micro/Nanofabrication Engineers to work in our Micro & Nano Technology Section (MNTS).  This role specifically is to provide leadership, guidance and support of projects in a multi-user facility navigating the complexities of novel process and material use across a broad tool set with a varied user base.  A leader is needed who can adeptly navigate varied project goals, individuals and timelines, novel process development and risk mitigation across a shared tool use.  You will collaborate with a team of engineers, scientists, and technicians to facilitate effective processing, make decisions and set directions for the near and medium term of micro and nanotechnology at LLNL.  You will also assist with operations and fabrication processes in the LLNL Center for Micro and Nanotechnology.  These positions are in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 level depending on your qualifications.  Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Determine and implement complex process and quality control improvements for LLNL’s Center for Micro and Nano Technology (CMNT).
- Research, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding capital equipment purchases to improve capability independently and under minimal direction.
- Collaborate with researchers throughout LLNL to deliver timely solutions to microfabrication needs.
- Plan and execute experiments involving the fabrication and characterization of complex designed micro materials, devices and systems which may include semiconductors, microelectromechanical systems, photonics, quantum devices, bio-implantable devices, or other relevant technology.
- Work within a dynamic team contributing independently and applying significant knowledge and skills to all aspects of device and system development.
- Document research and publish results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
- Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition at the SES.4 Level
- Lead multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific teams.
- Develop strategy and lead the final decision-making process for capital equipment purchases.
- Oversight of process improvements and problem solving to manage highly complex microfabrication capabilities.

- Master’s degreeor PhD in Engineering, Applied Science, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Significant experience with complex microfabrication in one of more of the following areas:
semiconductors, microelectromechanical systems, photonics, quantum devices, bio-implantable devices, or other relevant technology.
- Advanced knowledge and skills in microfabrication processes (such as lithography, sputtering, e-beam, thermal evaporation, lapping and polishing, wet and dry etching techniques, wire and wafer bonding).
- Significant experience implementing and maintaining complex quality control processes for micro and/or nano technology, including researching and recommending purchase improvements.
- Significant experience multi-tasking and collaborateing on competing priorities, effectively execute in multiple roles.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills as reflected in prior presentations of technical information at seminars, meetings and/or teaching lectures.
- Strong initiative and interpersonal skills with ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.

In addition, at the SES.4 level
- Proven track record of leading teams consisting of engineers, scientists, and technicians.
- Experience leading final decision making process for capital equipment purchases.
- Extensive experience overseeing process improvements and problem solving to manage highly complex microfabrication capabilities.

Desired Qualifications
- PhD in Engineering, Applied Science, or related field.

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:  None required.


Note:   These are Career Indefinite positions.  Lab employess 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.