Electronics Fabrication Technician

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening for an Electronics Fabrication Technician. You will build electrical and electronic assemblies including panels, chassis, circuit boards and other specialized equipment used to support ongoing research and projects at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Provide basic fabrication of electronic components and circuit boards using standard hand tools including crimpers, cutters, and soldering irons.
  • Utilize basic schematic and assembly drawings to fabricate specific electronic hardware.
  • Perform quality inspections and continuity tests on assembled equipment.
  • Assemble electrical panels, chassis, and rack mount components.
  • Wire, solder and install electronics equipment.
  • Fabricate miniature electronic assemblies and mechanical components with the assistance of a microscope.
  • Make minor modifications and repairs to simple hardware.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 532.2 level

  • Assist with translating moderately complex schematic drawings, parts lists, assembly drawings, and verbal requirements into specific hardware deliverables.
  • Propose solutions and alternate approached to improve manufacturing efficiency and quality.
  • Assist in the planning, organizing and completion of projects.

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Associate's degree in electronics, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic skills, knowledge and abilities in electronics fabrication, installation, inspection, or micro-fabrication which may be application specific.
  • Experience completing basic fabrication prototyping and production of electro-mechanical systems and cables, as well as printed circuit board assembly, rework, and repair assignments.
  • Ability to interpret and follow technical drawings and understand bills of material (BOM).
  • Experience using standard hand tools, test, and measurement equipment.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, documentation, and organizational skills.

Additional qualifications at the level 532.2

  • Ability to read and interpret moderately complex electrical, electronic, and mechanical drawings.
  • Experience with industrial and automation control systems assembly and installation.
  • Experience working in a customer service or field support environment.

Qualifications We Desire

  • IPC-JSTD Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies or IPC-620 Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies certification(s).
  • Knowledge of ISO 9000 procedures.
  • Fabrication experience in cleanroom environment.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, 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. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

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We have an opening for an Electronics Fabrication Technician. You will build electrical and electronic assemblies including panels, chassis, circuit boards and other specialized equipment used to support ongoing research and projects at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Provide basic fabrication of electronic components and circuit boards using standard hand tools including crimpers, cutters, and soldering irons.
  • Utilize basic schematic and assembly drawings to fabricate specific electronic hardware.
  • Perform quality inspections and continuity tests on assembled equipment.
  • Assemble electrical panels, chassis, and rack mount components.
  • Wire, solder and install electronics equipment.
  • Fabricate miniature electronic assemblies and mechanical components with the assistance of a microscope.
  • Make minor modifications and repairs to simple hardware.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 532.2 level

  • Assist with translating moderately complex schematic drawings, parts lists, assembly drawings, and verbal requirements into specific hardware deliverables.
  • Propose solutions and alternate approached to improve manufacturing efficiency and quality.
  • Assist in the planning, organizing and completion of projects.
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  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Associate's degree in electronics, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic skills, knowledge and abilities in electronics fabrication, installation, inspection, or micro-fabrication which may be application specific.
  • Experience completing basic fabrication prototyping and production of electro-mechanical systems and cables, as well as printed circuit board assembly, rework, and repair assignments.
  • Ability to interpret and follow technical drawings and understand bills of material (BOM).
  • Experience using standard hand tools, test, and measurement equipment.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, documentation, and organizational skills.

Additional qualifications at the level 532.2

  • Ability to read and interpret moderately complex electrical, electronic, and mechanical drawings.
  • Experience with industrial and automation control systems assembly and installation.
  • Experience working in a customer service or field support environment.

Qualifications We Desire

  • IPC-JSTD Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies or IPC-620 Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies certification(s).
  • Knowledge of ISO 9000 procedures.
  • Fabrication experience in cleanroom environment.

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