Mechanical Technologist/Sr. Mechanical Technologist

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 a Mechanical Technologist/Sr. Mechanical Technologist to support Global Security (GS) Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST). You will work as part of a dynamic and diverse team to provide mechanical support to the B132N High Bay, High Applications Explosive Facility (HEAF) and Site 300. You will be required to work at LLNL in Livermore, Site 300 near Tracy, CA and travel to offsite locations and facilities with some shift flexibility as needed. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED).

This position will be filled at either the 533.2 or 533.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Prepare design, fabrication and assembly of moderately complex mechanical systems/ equipment using a knowledge of design and mechanical system functions.
- Machine components using conventional lathe, mill and other manufacturing process machines.
- Provide general technical support to various programmatic tasks in collaboration with scientists, engineers, and technicians.
- Incorporate fundamental knowledge of 3D CAD modeling of design concepts using SolidWorks CAD software.
- Use drafting, design, engineering and scientific programs on computer systems to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
- Apply fundatmental knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes in the solution of moderately complex mechanical problems.
- Work scheduled as well as unscheduled overtime.
- Travel domestically and potentially internationally as needed for mechanical and customer support and interaction.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the 533.3 Level
- 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.
- Lead daily work scope activities of other technicians.

- Associate degree in one of the following: mechanical, industrial, manufacturing or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Intermediate skills and understanding of fabrication, machine tool technology and operation of conventional machine tools and inspection techniques.
- Intermediate technical skills and fundamental knowledge of engineering principles to solve moderately complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures.
- Experience designing moderately complex mechanical components or systems.
- Ability to complete and maintain certifications as required by the position and to lift 50 lbs in a safe and controlled manner.
- Ability to become medically qualified to wear respiratory and other protective equipment and perform moderate work effort while wearing respirators.
- Effective written and verbal communication, presentation, interpersonal and teamwork skills and abilities.
- Ability to travel domestically and potentially internationally, for mechanical and customer support and interaction.
- Ability to work overtime on occasion, as needed.

In Addition, at the 533.3 Level
- Advanced skills and experience with machine tool technology and operation of conventional machine tool, and inspection techniques.
- Experience making decisions regarding a variety of complex technical problems and experience providing technical leadership.
- Significant experience working independently on complex technical assignments and proven ability to meet project requirements and deadlines.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience working with nuclear/radiological materials.
- Knowledge of fundamentals of radiation, radioactive sources, and radiation detectors.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.If you are selected, we willinitiate 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: 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 $2.3 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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