Mechanical Technologist/Sr. Mechanical Technologist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for a Mechanical Technologist/Senior Mechanical Technologist. You will provide technical support for experimental systems. This work may include design and assembly, fixturing and mechanical modifications of existing systems, upgrading vacuum equipment, along with miscellaneous support on other mechanical systems. This position will support the Joining Group of the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Provide general technical support maintaining metal processing and moderately complex experimental systems including installing and modifying vacuum components.
- Design, fabricate, assemble, disassemble, and operate moderately complex mechanical components and systems, including low pressure gas systems.
- Operate conventional machine tools, such as lathes, mills, drill presses, saws, etc. to fabricate metal components.
- Use 3D design software to design fixtures and subassemblies and produce supportive documentation and graphics.
- Apply intermediate knowledge of relevant technologies and processes, including interpreting and utilizing laboratory equipment to solve moderately complex system or mechanical problems.
- Operate experimental and diagnostic equipment, and work on atmospheric controlled components such as gloveboxes.
- Follow and adhere to written, operational, and safety procedures in the course of completing job assignments.
- Work on systems that utilize radioactive materials.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the 533.3 Level
- Design, fabricate, assemble, and disassemble complex mechanical components and systems including planning and selecting materials, equipment, and methods under minimal supervision.
- Conceptualize, design, and build complex mechanical systems for use in processing metal and alloy components.
- Install, calibrate and maintain common gauges for measuring vacuum levels, pressure, and temperature for mechanical systems.

- Associate degree in engineering technology, vacuum technology, or a related technology, or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Intermediate understanding of vacuum technology, and associated materials.
- Experience in moderately complex mechanical design and assembly of components and experience in machining, using hand tools, lathes, mills, band saws, and welding.
- Intermediate level of experience using CAD software such as Solid Works.
- Experience with engineering hardware design, fabrication, evaluation, and testing processes.
- Knowledge of office computer software, including word processing and spreadsheets necessary to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
- Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment including effective written, verbal, and presentationcommunication skills.
- Experience using solvents, and chemicals associated with use in machine shops, and cleaning of vacuum equipment.

In Addition, at the 533.3 Level
- Bachelors degree in engineering technology, vacuum technology field or equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Advanced technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, procedures, and experience operating intricate technical software and systems including ability to read and follow complex assembly procedures, engineering notes, sketches, and drawings.
- Familiarity with instrumentation such as gauging for vacuum systems, temperature and pressure measurement techniques.

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 7/8/19. Previous candidates need not apply.

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 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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