Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Mechanical/ Sr. Mechanical Technologists

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106268
Job Code: Technologist-Mechanical (533.2) / Sr Technologist-Mechanical (533.3)
Date Posted: October 22 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 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for Mechanical Technologists/Senior Mechanical Technologists. You will provide technical support to operations of new and on-going experiments involving engineering evaluation, fabrication, assembly, and documentation. The scope of the work may include programmatic support of experiments at various LLNL locations. These positions are in the Materials Engineering Division (MED) within the Engineering Directorate.
These positions will be filled at either the 533.2 or 533.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
- Provide general technical support to engineering, scientific, and technical staff to plan and conduct experiments at LLNL and other off-site locations.
- Interpret and utilize laboratory equipment for hardware and software troubleshooting, applying intermediate knowledge of relevant technologies and processes, including operating multi-axis positioning systems and additive manufacturing machines.
- Design, fabricate, assemble, and disassemble moderately complex mechanical components and systems, using work control process and procedure requirements.
- Use design software to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
- Operate experimental and diagnostic equipment and perform data collection in the execution of experiments.
- Maintain systems documentation and experimental records.
- Perform equipment related and technical functions such as maintenance, testing, and upgrades to equipment.
- Follow and adhere to written, operational, and safety procedures, including practicing good housekeeping in experimental, work, and office areas and perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Operate intricate and complex design, engineering, and scientific software, hardware and systems to produce components, assemblies, systems and supportive documentation and graphics.
- Design, fabricate, assemble, and disassemble complex mechanical components and systems including planning and selecting materials, equipment, and methods.
- Associate degree in engineering, mechanical, industrial, or manufacturing technology, or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Intermediate skills and understanding of engineering hardware design, including knowledge of drafting/design software.
- Experience with experimental and testing processes.
- Intermediate knowledge and experience with material fabrication processes and methods, including experience with computer numerical control machines and basic machine shop tools.
- Experience in mechanical measurement and mechanical assembly of components.
- Knowledge of office computer software, including word processing and spreadsheets necessary to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
- Ability to work independently, as well as in a multidisciplinary team environment.
- Effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, including ability to work effectively with high level technical, engineering, and scientific staff.
- Advanced technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures and experience operating intricate technical software and systems.
- Ability to read and follow complex assembly procedures, engineering notes, sketches, and drawings.
- Effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, including feedback and presentation skills to all levels of management, technical, engineering, and scientific staff.
- Knowledge of engineering standards and policies, including design safety standards, planning and design, and experience in Solid Model design using CAD programs with the ability to perform engineering calculations, including engineering safety notes.
- Experience with sensors, data acquisition systems and with CNC equipment, including understanding and writing machine tool code.
- Experience planning complex design, mechanical fabrication and assembly for Additive Manufacturing methods.
- Active Q clearance desired.

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.