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Plasma Engineering Technical Associate/Program Field Rep.

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External DOE Q or Top Secret
Job ID: 106301
Job Code: Engineering Technical Assoc (337.1) / Senior Eng Associate (339.2)
Date Posted: November 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 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for an Engineering Technical Associate/Senior Technical Associate to support programmatic work within the Plasma Engineering Group (PEG) and to serve as a Program Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction Field Representative (PAHJFR). You will provide programmatic support and technical oversight for projects within Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI), Physical and Life Sciences (PLS), and/or other projects within the PEG. In the PAHJFR role you will provide advanced technical expertise to professional and technical personnel in research and development environments to test, troubleshoot, repair, and evaluate electrical equipment and systems throughout the Livermore site, Site 300, and other off-site locations. Overtime and occasional travel will be required. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at the 337.1 or 339.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned as appropriate if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Collaborate on the definition of functional requirements, solve complex to highly complex technical and resource problems and evaluate alternative design concepts consistent with schedule, cost, and material limitations.
- Develop, prepare, present and participate in required design reviews, reports, procedures and other communications in support of technical and administrative assignments.
- Provide advanced electronic support to analyze, troubleshoot, repair, and evaluate electrical and electronic equipment for safety and compliance per the various national consensus standards.
- Perform program Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) field evaluations on electrical equipment in accordance with consensus standards including UL508A, NFPA79, UL61010, and the LLNL Program Electrical AHJ – Field Guide for Electrical Equipment, Installations, and Work.
- Communicate results of field evaluations with other Authority Having Jurisdiction Field Representatives (AHJFR’s), the Program AHJ, and equipment owners.
- Interact regularly with laboratory staff, including high-level technical support personnel, professionals, and contacts throughout the Laboratory to ensure work is conducted safely, to minimize impact to programmatic missions, and to ensure customers are aware of the outcome and implications of field evaluations.
- Evaluate and make decisions, independently under general supervision to establish or modify guidelines, techniques, and procedures to choose appropriate work methods and when necessary, to set work priorities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the 339.2 Level
- Provide highly advanced technical expertise in the areas of applied engineering technology including planning, design, fabrication, project support, testing and evaluation where the qualitative and quantitative complexity of the project assignment demands original, highly complex, and innovative solutions.

- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology or an equivalent combination of education and experience with extensive related experience.
- Significant experience working with, and extensive knowledge of, the proper ES&H procedures for high-explosive work environments and other hazardous environments.
- Experience directing technical support work through the effective utilization of people and available resources.
- Experience in electrical engineering project leadership, including work planning, scheduling, cost estimating, budgets, drawing requirements and reporting.
- Experience in formal design reviews and technical presentations.
- Advanced verbal, written, feedback, and presentation communication skills within related specific technical areas.
- Ability to collaborate and interact effectively with people at all levels.
- Ability to occasionally travel to other sites when needed.

In Addition, at the 339.2. Level
- Extensive experience making independent fundamental decisions, defining project approaches and implementing original solutions to technical problems with minimal direction.
- Proven ability to meet project requirements and deadlines involving highly complex technical aspects.
- Extensive experience in projecting complete design cycle function time for multi-disciplined projects.

Desired Qualifications
- Current or prior experience with the inspection and approval of industrial equipment operated in hazardous environments.
- Familiarity with LLNL work control processes.


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 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.