Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Mechanical Technologist - Mechanics of Materials Group

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 107270
Job Code: Technologist-Mechanical (533.2) / Sr Technologist-Mechanical (533.3)
Date Posted: July 28 2020

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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 Mechanical Technologist/Sr. Mechanical Technologist.  You will support 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. The successful candidates will apply general engineering principles and moderately complex technical functions to solve technical problems.  Occasional travel and overtime may be required. This position is in the Mechanics of Materials Group (MoM) within Materials Engineering Division (MED), in 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
-Provide general technical support to engineering, scientific, and technical staff to plan and conduct experiments at LLNL and other off-site locations.
-Design, fabricate, assemble, and disassemble complex precision 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 recovery in the execution of experiments.
-Apply knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes in solving mechanical problems.
-Perform facility related and technical functions such as maintenance, testing, and upgrades to equipment.
-Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
-Act independently and/or direct others to ensure work is conducted in an efficient and safe manner.
-Participate in project, facility, and experimental design reviews, providing input to the assembly task.
-Design, fabricate, assemble, and disassemble complex mechanical components and systems including planning and selecting materials, equipment, and methods.
-Assist in developing test parameters, troubleshooting and testing materials, components, or systems, identifying problems, and providing input on solutions.
-AA/AS degree in Engineering Technology and/or degree/certifications in mechanical, industrial, or manufacturing technology, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Demonstrated knowledge of engineering hardware design and testing processes.
-Experience with fabrication, evaluating, and testing processes.
-Experience in machining using lathes, mills, band saws, welding, casting, forming, etc.
-Experience in mechanical measurement and mechanical assembly of components.
-Knowledge of computer aided drafting/design software.
-Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as in a multidisciplinary team environment.
-Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills and abilities working effectively with all levels of management, technical, engineering, and scientific staff.
-Demonstrated high level technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures.
-Ability to read and follow complex assembly procedures, engineering notes, sketches, and drawings.
Desired Qualifications
-Experience with CNC equipment, including understanding and writing machine tool code.
-Experience with optical, radiographic, and electronic diagnostic equipment.
-Experience working with high level precision metrology tooling and precision assembly consistent with achieving and validating tolerances.
-Ability to rigorously interpret dimensional and surface finish tolerances on drawings, and identification of fabrication processes.
-Familiarity with error budgets and the ability to achieve a system or overall tolerance based on the sum of error contributions from sub-components and/or sub-processes.
-Experience working in a clean room environment.
-Experience with high vacuum and gas pressure systems.
-Experience planning complex 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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

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.