Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Electronics Technologist, Optical Science Laser Facility

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 104871
Job Code: Technologist-Electronics (531.2) / Sr Technologist-Electronics (531.3)
Date Posted: February 11 2019

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for an Electronics Technologist/Sr. Electronics Technologist in the Optical Science Laser Facility. You will develop, test, troubleshoot, evaluate, operate, and maintain experimental, research, and prototype equipment associated with electronic and/or electro-optic systems within the National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate.  NIF is a 24/7 operational facility and may occasionally require overtime, shift, and/or weekends to accomplish goals; traveling to offsite vendors (local and East Coast) is required.  This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.
This position will be filled at either the 531.2 or 531.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties

- Fabricate, assemble, and disassemble moderately complex electronic and/or photonics components and systems.  Perform routine maintenance of equipment.                                            - Perform facility related and technical functions such as maintenance, testing upgrades to equipment control systems and interlock system checks.
- Prepare and work from instructional guides for repairing, calibrating, operating and maintaining equipment and systems.
- Perform surface mount soldering.
- Troubleshoot and maintain capacitor banks for pulsed laser system.
- Test, diagnose, maintain and repair moderately complex lab instrumentation, control, and test equipment.
- Independently deploy new software/hardware that will communicate with computers either through GPIB, serial or through Ethernet cables.
- Contribute to moderately complex preliminary design concepts and engineering decision process.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the 531.3 Level
- Under minimal supervision independently deploy, fabricate, troubleshoot, assemble, and disassemble complex electro-mechanical components and systems; including planning and selecting materials, equipment, and methods.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Assist in developing complex test parameters, troubleshooting (including component level) and testing materials, components, or systems, identifying problems, and providing input on solutions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - Programming with LabView.
- Independently identify, analyze, and evaluate, and report results to complex electro-mechanical problems using individual creativity and judgment; prioritize and provide work and technical guidance to others checking for accuracy, completeness, and function.


- Associate degree in Electronics, Engineering Technology, or the equivalent combination of education and prior relevant experience.                                                                                        - Experience with electrical diagnostic equipment, maintaining area controls, assisting with electronic diagnostic calibration and alignment, testing prior to experiment execution, and performing data recovery after experiment execution.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - Strong computer skills.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     - Ability to read and follow engineering notes, sketches, drawings, specifications, and procedures.  Experience in safe work and business practices.
- Knowledge of engineering hardware design and testing processes.
- Experience in general fabrication processes with the ability to operate hand/power tools.
- Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
- Effective written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.

In Addition at the 531.3 Level

- Advanced experience in electronic circuits, system, theory and design.
- Advanced technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures.
- Effective written, verbal, and feedback communication skills including  regular formal presentation skills.

Desired Qualifications

- Programming with LabView code.
- Experience working with classified material and experimental data.
- Experience working with and/or around high-voltage equipment.

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.  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 $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 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.

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