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: 107782
Job Code: Technologist-Mechanical (533.2) / Sr Technologist-Mechanical (533.3)
Date Posted: November 19 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 experimental systems, including design and assembly, fixturing and mechanical modifications of existing systems, upgrading vacuum equipment, along with miscellaneous support on other mechanical systems.  This position will support the Joining Group of the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.
Essential Duties
- Provide general technical support maintaining metal processing and experimental systems including installing and modifying vacuum components.
- Use 3D software to produce supportive graphics and documentation to design fixtures and subassemblies, then fabricate, assemble, and/or disassemble moderately complex mechanical components and systems.
- Operate conventional machine tools, such as lathes, mills, drill presses, saws, etc. to fabricate metal components.
- Assemble, install, and operate low pressure gas systems.
- Apply intermediate knowledge of relevant technologies and processes, including interpreting and utilizing laboratory equipment to solve system or mechanical problems.
- Work on atmospheric controlled components such as gloveboxes and operate experimental and diagnostic equipment as needed.
- Follow and adhere to written, operational, and safety procedures while completing job assignments.
- Work on systems that utilize radioactive materials, principally depleted uranium.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Duties, at the 533.3 Level
- With minimal supervision, design, fabricate, assemble, and disassemble complex mechanical components and systems including planning and selecting materials, equipment, and methods.
- Conceptualize, design, and build mechanical systems for use in processing metal and alloy components.
- Install, calibrate, and maintain common gauges for measuring vacuum levels, pressure, and temperature for mechanical systems.
- Associate’s degree in mechanical engineering technology or a related technology, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Intermediate understanding of vacuum technology, and associated materials.
- Experience in mechanical design and assembly of components and experience in machining, using hand tools, lathes, mills, band saws, and welding.
- Intermediate level of experience using CAD software such as Solid Works.
- Experience with engineering hardware design, fabrication, evaluation, 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 and demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience using solvents, and chemicals associated with use in machine shops, and cleaning of vacuum equipment.
Qualifications, at the 533.3 Level
- High level technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, procedures, and experience operating intricate technical software and systems.
- Ability to perform basic engineering calculations and analysis of data, and to read and follow complex assembly procedures, engineering notes, sketches, and drawings.
- Effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, including feedback and presentation skills to all levels of management, technical, engineering, and scientific staff.
- Familiarity with instrumentation such as gauging for vacuum systems, temperature, and pressure measurement techniques.

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.