Mechanical Designer

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 Mechanical and/or Electro-Mechanical Design Drafters or Designers to primarily support projects in the Space Science and Security Program (SSSP) within the Global Security (GS) Directorate. Secondary support would include Physical and Life Science, (PLS), Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI), Global Security (GS), accelerator technologies, high-energy physics, Energy, National Ignition Facility (NIF), and others. You will provide drafting and design support for mechanical apparatus, equipment, assemblies, components, facilities, utilities and systems. These positions are in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) with the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the 534.2 or 534.3 levels depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide general Mechanical or Electro-Mechanical drafting and design support to lead designers, engineering, scientific, and technical staff to conceptualize, develop, and complete detailed designs of hardware for spacecraft and other various mechanical applications that address requirements and constraints; translate these solutions into detailed layout, fabrication, and assembly drawings utilizing knowledge of CAD tools.
- Incorporate intermediate knowledge of 3D CAD modeling of design concepts using SolidWorks CAD software.
- Develop detailed fabrication, specifications, and documentation for all designs.
- Under general supervision work independently on small projects and/or contribute to large team projects.
- Perform basic calculations to support technical work using standard engineering formulas; analyze cost effectiveness of design, schedule, and materials.
- Interact productively with vendors, customers, and others outside the work unit.
- Maintain documentation in a configuration management system.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the 534.3
- Provide advanced Mechanical or Electro-Mechanical design and drafting support where overall design parameters and specifications have been established.
- Contribute to preliminary design concepts for hardware, componentry, and systems including making independent judgment and decisions.
- Estimate scheduling and costs to determine effective methods in design, materials, and time to meet project deliverables and prepare and present technical material for design reviews, procedures, and other related documentation.

Qualifications
- Associate degree in Mechanical or Electro-Mechanical Drafting; or relevant degree containing significant science, mathematics, and engineering coursework with related experience; or Certificate in Engineering Technology or Mechanical Drafting with related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Intermediate knowledge of the standards, procedures, and techniques related to drafting including working knowledge of ASME Y14.5M Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard.
- Working knowledge of developing design concepts with a broad background in a wide variety of its various sub-disciplines
- Ability to solve moderately complex technical problems.
- Intermediate understanding of design, function, fabrication processes, and packaging of mechanical hardware/systems.
- Ability to read and follow engineering notes, sketches, drawings specifications, and procedures.
- Working knowledge of SolidWorks CAD software.
- Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

In Addition, at the 534.3 Level
- Advanced knowledge of ASME Y14.5M Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Standard and proficient use of PTC Creo 2 CAD software.
- Advanced understanding of electrical and mechanical design principles and demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems.
- Advanced knowledge of engineering hardware design principles, fabrication, and installation processes.

Desired Qualifications
- Applied experience with PTC CREO 2 CAD software.
- Experience in reviewing and verifying the accuracy of work performed by peers and other engineering disciplines as needed.
- Experience using PTC Windchill PDMLink design software or other database management software.

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 an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access. Please note that your current active Q or Top Secret clearance with DOE or another agency does not guarantee DOE SCI access approval; if you are denied access, you may besubject to reinvestigation ofyour existing Q or Top Secret clearance.

Note: 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 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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