Nondestructive Evaluation Engineer

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 multiple openings for Nondestructive Evaluation Engineers within the Nondestructive Evaluation Group (NDE). You will perform independent research using experimental tools and analytical methods to understand structure and properties of uniform or nonuniform articles, often topologically complex and extremely heterogeneous. You will work with characterization techniques including interrogation with x-rays and neutrons (with an emphasis on computed tomography), acoustic (ultrasonic) signals, and microwaves. You will also work with data visualization tools such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Systems (AR/VR). These positions are in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.
Essential Duties
- Support research and development in novel approaches for complex x-ray imaging, ultrasound, optical or microwave characterization, computed tomography and metrology, identifying appropriate nondestructive evaluation techniques to solve customer inspection needs.
- Analyze and visualize data from radiation application nondestructive evaluation tests including real- time radiography, digital radiography and computed tomography.
- Perform simulations of x-ray, optical or ultrasound characterization geometries and scenarios.
- Work closely with engineers, technicians, and integration experts from LLNL and its sponsors in all aspects of device and system development.
- Organize, analyze and, present research data results to internal LLNL stakeholders.
- Build and test experimental systems and associated data acquisition and visualization software.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelors Degree or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Fundamental knowledge of one or more of the following
areas: x-ray imaging, acoustics and ultrasound, signal processing, image processing, microwave characterization, computed tomography, augmented visualization, or reconstruction methods.
- Knowledge in experimental design, techniques, and execution, including analytical techniques, ideally in computed tomography.
- Experience supporting research projects under general direction.
- Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
- Initiative, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.

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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