Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Mechanical Technologist/Sr. Mechanical Technologist

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106519
Job Code: Technologist-Mechanical (533.2) / Sr Technologist-Mechanical (533.3)
Date Posted: December 13 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 Mechanical Technologist/Sr. Mechanical Technologist to support the Nuclear and Chemical Science Division (NACS). The NACS Division provides expertise in particle physics, nuclear physics, radiation detection, nuclear measurements, chemical and nuclear forensic science, nuclear and radiochemistry, isotope geochemistry, and environmental radiochemistry. You will perform a combination of limited technical duties to provide support to the engineering team solving problems in stockpile stewardship and other national security programs such as forensics, nonproliferation, and counterterrorism. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, designers, and technicians dedicated to the research in the area of fundamental and mission oriented nuclear science. This position will report programmatically to the (NACS) Group Leader, and administratively to the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.

This position 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.

Essential Duties
- Conceptualize moderately complex ideas and designs and manufacture these ideas into tangible subassemblies using CAD models and NC milling machines.
- Collaborate with scientists, engineers, and high-level personnel to provide general technical support to various programmatic tasks.
- Work from moderately complex drawings, sketches and verbal/written instructions to assemble and test various mechanical designs under general supervision.
- Acquire and analyze moderately complex data, report results, and identify problems using fundamental knowledge.
- Use drafting, design, engineering, and scientific programs on computer systems to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
- Apply intermediate knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes in the solution of moderately complex mechanical problems.
- Provide general technical support for a wide variety of laboratory activities, including cryogenic systems, vacuum, electrical, and plumbing/cooling installations.
- Follow and adhere to written, operational, and safety procedures in the course of completing job assignments while making routine commitments.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition, at the 533.3 Level
- Provide advanced technical support for a wide variety of laboratory activities, including cryogenic systems, vacuum, electrical, and plumbing/cooling installations
- Acquire and analyze complex data and provide solutions and alternate approaches to complex mechanical problems using individual creativity and judgment under minimal supervision.
- Apply advanced level skills and knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes in the solution of complex mechanical problems.

- Associate degree in an engineering technology such as mechanical, industrial, or manufacturing, or an equivalent combination of previous relevant education and experience.
- Intermediate skills and experience operating CAD software design program.
- Intermediate skills and experience in conventional machining, numerical control machining, mechanical fabricating and assembly, and de-bugging systems in the solution of mechanical moderately complex problems.
- Intermediate knowledge of engineering hardware design and testing processes.
- Intermediate knowledge of operating principles used in vacuum and cryogenic technologies.
- Intermediate knowledge of electronic principles, components, and operation.
- Experience with personal computers and associated software such as MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
- Effective written and verbal skills.
In Addition, at the 533.3 Level
- Advanced experience with complex mechanical, industrial, or manufacturing systems including machining, mechanical assembly, optical metrology, and de-bugging systems in the prioritization and solution of complex mechanical problems.
- High level understanding of operating principles used in vacuum and cryogenic technologies.
- Effective written, verbal, and presentation skills necessary to communicate tactfully and effectively.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience with Laboratory and DOE policies and procedures and ES&H requirements.
- Advanced knowledge of cryogenic systems and material properties.
- Experience planning large mechanical fabrication and assembly projects.

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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.