Research Support Engineer (Mechanical & Materials)

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 Materials Engineers to perform research, development, and application activities in support of Laboratory missions. You will support R&D activities in Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, Materials Processing and Characterization, Microelectronics, BioEngineering and Precision Systems. These positions are in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the SES.1 or SES.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Work under general direction to research and contribute to the development of advanced mechanical, thermal, fluidic, optical, laser, electronic and/or biological systems for various applications.
- Collaborate with other team members in the design, implementation, and qualification of cutting-edge R&D systems.
- Conduct experiments and/or perform end-to-end modeling of novel system designs utilizing well defined parameters.
- Work closely with engineers, technicians, and integration experts from LLNL and its sponsors in all aspects of system development.
- Contribute to project/program milestone completion and provide solutions to problems of limited complexity using standard techniques and methodologies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.2 Level
- Document development activities, write reports, and deliver design reviews and project briefings.
- Under limited direction, define and prioritize moderately complex to complex tasks and goals to ensure project needs are addressed in a timely and efficient manner.
- Work independently and with teams to solve moderately complex to complex problems that require analysis and creative use of broadly defined techniques and methods.

- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Fundamental knowledge in one or more of the following: engineering hardware design, systems engineering, manufacturing techniques, testing processes.
- Fundamental knowledge of and/or experience with design principles.
- Fundamental knowledge of material properties and manufacturing methods.
- Experience working effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
- Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
In Addition at the SES.2 Level
- Experience performing independent work with technical objectives and ability to meet schedule and deliverables for multiple concurrent projects with a range of priorities.
- Comprehensive knowledge of engineering hardware design, fabrication, or testing processes and concepts and ability to demonstrate full competency.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.

Desired Qualifications
- Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Experience working in an environment with stringent safety and security policies.

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.

Note: Relisted position. Originally listed on 2/27/19. Previous candidates need not reapply.

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 $2.1 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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Research Support Engineer (Mechanical & Materials)

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Livermore, CA 94550

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