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: 106947
Job Code: Technologist-Mechanical (533.2) / Sr Technologist-Mechanical (533.3)
Date Posted: March 17 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 a Mechanical Technologist/Senior Mechanical Technologist. You will provide technical support for vacuum coating systems, including design and assembly of deposition systems, fixturing for existing systems, and upgrading vacuum equipment. This position will support the Advanced Coating and Vacuum Processing Lab of the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties
-Provide general technical support maintaining vacuum systems and installing and modifying vacuum components under general supervision.
-Design, fabricate, assemble, and disassemble moderately complex mechanical components and systems, using well understood work control process and procedure requirements.
-Maintain equipment, acquire data, and process parts as needed.
-Use basic design software to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
-Follow and adhere to written, operational, and safety procedures in the course of completing job assignments.
-Apply fundamental knowledge of and intermediate skills with relevant technologies and processes, including interpreting and utilizing laboratory equipment to solve moderately complex system or mechanical problems.
-Operate experimental and diagnostic equipment and perform data recovery in the execution of experiments.
-Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the 533.3 Level
-Utilize intricate and complex design, engineering, and scientific software and systems to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
-Design, fabricate, assemble, and disassemble complex mechanical components and systems including planning and selecting materials, equipment, and methods under minimal supervision.
-Perform advanced level materials and characterization processes, including data acquisition techniques related to vapor deposition processes.

-Associate degree in Engineering Technology, Vacuum Technology or related technology, or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
-Fundamental understanding of and intermediate experience with vacuum technology, materials and vapor deposition processes.
-Experience in mechanical assembly of components and some experience in machining, using hand tools, lathes, mills, band saws, and welding.
-Experience with basic engineering hardware design, fabrication, evaluating and testing processes.
-Knowledge of office computer software, including word processing and spreadsheets necessary to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
-Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment including effective written and verbal communication skills.

In Addition, at the 533.3 Level
-Advanced level technical skills and fundamental 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 including experience planning and selecting materials.
-Advanced level skills and knowledge of materials and characterization processes, including data acquisition techniques related to vapor deposition process.

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.