Electronics Engineering Technical Associate - Process Controls

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 an opening for an Electronics Engineering Technical Associate to contribute to the development and implementation of distributed process control systems for the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) program and facilities at LLNLs Site 300. You will support development and implementation of control system applications for a variety of experimental systems using programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and general-purpose computers, producing system documentation and participating in design review, leveraging the controls expertise within the WCI Engineering teams, and ensuring the reliability, safe operation, and continuing advancement of Site 300 facilities. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED) supporting the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Principal Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Contribute to the development of applications for supervisory, automated processing and/or device level controls.
- Debug and troubleshoot moderately complex to complex HW/SW subsystems either independently or in conjunction with engineering staff.
- Document all designs and implement software under configuration management.
- Refine and manage the system requirement specifications and control software design.
- Participate in formal and informal code and design reviews.
- Interact with the various programmatic and project elements to ensure effective teamwork and end-user communication.
- Use independent judgment to determine methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria and recommend improvements/processes as appropriate.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
- Bachelors degree in Electronics, Engineering Technology, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Experience developing embedded controls, data acquisition, and computer interfacing.
- Advanced knowledge of and significant experience with the application, use, and programming of distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitions (SCADA) systems.
- Significant experience with the systems and software engineering process for generation of requirements, design documents, configuration control, and preparation of test plans and user documentation.
- Experience working effectively in a dynamic, multidisciplinary team environment, which includes working with scientists, engineers, technicians, and designers.
- Familiarity with tools used for troubleshooting electrical systems (oscilloscopes, multimeters, etc.).
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience working with optical, electronic diagnostic equipment, initiation systems for high-explosives, and/or working with/around high-voltage or high-current equipment.
- Experience working with classified materials, documentation, and/or experimental data.
- Experience working within a Quality Assurance-driven Program.

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, 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 $2.1 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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