Engineering Coordinator - Electronics

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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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 an Engineering/Scientific Coordinator specializing in electrical/electronics fabrication. You will support an Accelerator Development Organization within the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Principal Directorate by providing advanced technical and administrative oversight and coordination of LLNL-internal fabrications and outside procurements on a variety of electronic and associated mechanical hardware. You will determine bidder/supplier sourcing and internal/external fabrication/test options to purchase materials, parts, printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), cable harnesses, and associated mechanical assemblies varying in size and complexity. Travel to suppliers facilities is required. Initially supporting development and prototyping efforts, future assignments may include oversite of limited-run production efforts. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate and will be supporting the Advanced Sources and Detectors (ASD) Scorpius Program.

This position will be filled at the 338.1 or 339.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned as appropriate if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Collaborate with scientists, engineers, project managers, onsite shops and outside suppliers to determine most efficient, expeditious, and cost-effective methods to source and/or fabricate complex to highly complex technical equipment, components, and/or assemblies.
- Prepare and present information to engineering/scientific teams, suppliers, and project management; provide regular detailed cost-estimates, schedules, status updates and reports to supervisor and other stakeholders. Anticipate and reconcile supply problems, including technical factors affecting critical milestones.
- Provide advanced technical and administrative oversight of coordination of movement and tracking of material both onsite at LLNL and to/from/among outside suppliers while ensuring ensure proper and efficient operation and adherence to security, environmental, health, and safety regulations.
- Utilize Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP) system, and interface with MRP System Specialists to create manufacturing bill of materials (MBoMs) from engineering bill of materials (EBoMs), track procured items, ensure availability of parts/subassemblies/etc., orchestrate production, and capture configuration, etc.
- Determine supplier sourcing and internal/external fabrication options to purchase materials, parts, PCBAs, cable harnesses, electronics/power chassis, and associated mechanical parts/assemblies. Oversee submission and tracking of orders, finding/qualifying new candidate suppliers, developing/defending bid lists, and oversight/tracking of production contracts.
- Maintain certification as a LLNL Technical Release Representative (TRR), thereby being the teams resource for procurement processes and rules while coordinating credit-card purchase order workload among yourself and other TRRs.
- Perform advanced technical assignments.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the 339.2 Level
- Provide highly advanced technical support for sourcing and/or fabricating highly complex technical equipment, components, and/or assemblies.
- Research and refine supplier sourcing and internal/external fabrication strategies for identifying and analyzing alternate solutions as needed.
- Provide original solutions to highly complex technical problems.

- Bachelors degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering/Technology or equivalent combination of education and significant related experience.
- Advanced skills and knowledge of complex to highly complex manufacturing/fabrication methods for PCBAs, cable harnesses, electronics/power chassis, and associated mechanical parts/assemblies.
- Advanced understanding and experience with the acquisition process; approval, bid, award, inspection/acceptance/test, receive, reconciliation, close-out; ability to engage procurement staff.
- Advanced understanding and experience of Industry Standards (e.g., ANSI, IPC) for electronic fabrication and test.
- Significant experience performing cost estimating, procurement planning, procurement package creation, proposal evaluation, supplier oversight, source inspection, etc.
- Significant experience working in a multi-disciplinary project environment with simultaneous commitments to performance, cost, and schedule. High-level interpersonal, organizational, decision-making, multitasking, and problem-solving skills
- Advanced written, verbal, feedback, and presentation communication skills; significant experience writing/preparing procurement package documentation.
- Ability to interface with off-site suppliers to develop good communication channels leading to long-term relationships and to secure and maintain technical release representative (TRR) status with the LLNL Supply Chain (Procurement) organization.

In Addition, at the 339.2 Level
- Highly advanced technical knowledge and experience with fabrication and/or outside sourcing of highly complex technical equipment.
- Highly advanced data analysis/research skills and experience required for evaluation outside supplier fabrication capabilities.
- Ability to approach solutions to highly complex technical problems in a self-directed manner, under minimal direction.

Desired Qualifications
- Knowledge of ISO 9000, ANSI QC-1, etc. Quality Assurance programs; e.g., ability to recognize deficiencies in suppliers Quality Assurance programs and assist suppliers with corrective actions.
- Advanced knowledge of purchasing/procurement and associated organization regulations/procedures in a USG-funded environment.
- Working (keyboard-level) knowledge of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems.


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.


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