Dimensional Inspector

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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 multiple openings for Dimensional Inspectors. You will be responsible for inspection related procedures, techniques, and standards (Quality Assurance and ASME Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing). You will set-up and employ an assortment of measuring tools, gages, and inspection data acquisition equipment. These positions are in the Manufacturing Engineering Section (MES) of the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the 984.2 or 984.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Set up and utilize a variety of moderately complex measuring tools, gauges, and inspection data acquisition equipment.
- Identify, analyze, and resolve routine inspection challenges and recommend solutions for moderately complex technical problems.
- Provide inspection and Quality Assurance related documentation that clearly defines and evaluates the measured data for parts and assemblies.
- Provide clear and professional communication to customers including basic analysis and interpretation of inspection data.
- Consistently apply sound quality control methods in a professional and efficient way.
- Under general supervision, make routine decisions and solve moderately complex technical problems with minimal supervisor input.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the 984.3 Level
- Set-up, utilize, and provide technical direction and training for others on a wide variety of advanced inspection practices, setups and computerized data acquisition equipment, inspection processes, machine controllers and operation.
- Identify, analyze, and resolve advanced inspection challenges and recommend solutions for complex technical problems.

- AA degree in Machine Tool Technology, Quality Control or Manufacturing Technology or equivalent completion of an apprenticeship program in the machinist/inspector trade, or the equivalent level of education and related experience.
- Intermediate knowledge and experience using all conventional machine tools as well as a variety of CMM and precision inspection tools required by assigned job location.
- Intermediate level technical skills, knowledge, and experience in inspection related procedures, techniques, and standards (Quality Assurance and ASME Y14.5 Dimensioning and tolerancing).
- Intermediate understanding of inspection and metrology related methods, QA standards, tools, and equipment including computerized controllers and related technology.
- Understanding of safety awareness and safe working practices.
- Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time.
- Verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate tactfully and effectively in a technical environment.
- Self-motivated with the ability to work independently, under general supervision, in a team environment and in close cooperation with MED team members, engineering, and facility support personnel.
In Addition at the 984.3 Level
- Advanced journey level experience equivalent to completion of an apprenticeship program in the inspection or machinist trade with extensive inspection experience including demonstrated proficiency with precision inspection equipment and Quality Assurance.
- Advanced technical skills, knowledge, and experience in precision inspection related procedures, standards, and techniques on a wide variety of precision inspection equipment.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience programming and operating Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs).
- Experience using PC data file management (e.g., Excel, ASCII, DMIS, IGES, VDA, STL).
- Experience in CAD/CAM programming and with Machine Tool Metrology.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet 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: Relisted position. Originally listed on 4/2/19. Previos candidates need not apply.

This listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

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 applyingcutting-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 $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 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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