Target Diagnostic Pulse Power Electrical Engineering Technical Associate

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for an Engineering Technical Associate/Sr. Engineering Associate. You will work in a multi-disciplinary team environment to develop, deploy and maintain complex pulse power experimental circuits and associated controls systems in support of the Sierra facility and related National Ignition Facility (NIF) laser Target Diagnostics. You will apply innovative expertise and advanced understanding of electronic theory to solve complex technical problems, and regularly collaborate with scientists, engineers and high-level technical personnel. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering & Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.
This position will be filled at either the 337.1 or 339.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Apply complex system level design principals in the development of pulse power-based circuitry.
- Develop complex hardware/prototype designs based on approved requirements, complete instrumentation performance evaluations and documentation, and develop installation, commissioning and performance procedures.
- Provide innovative technical expertise to produce electro-mechanical hardware including specification, interfacing with hardware fabrication, leading/assisting with assembly, and final component testing.
- Development and coordination with facility infrastructure teams to bring new capabilities to the lab and create controls hardware/LabView software necessary to run experimental configurations.
- Collaborate with stakeholders to evaluate performance trade-offs, identify FMEAs (failure modes and effects analysis), determine system interfaces, develop cost and schedule plans and present design reviews.
- Perform periodic maintenance activities on diagnostics. Responsibilities include performance evaluation, calibration (offline and online), troubleshooting, complex data analysis, data archiving and test report preparation.
- Develop electronic technical staffing plans to meet project priorities, convey project updates to management, provide technical expertise, guidance, and direction to technicians, make frequent decisions using independent discretion and judgment while working under general supervision.
- Serve as technical point contact for the development lab and respond in real-time to off-normal occurrences.
- May require overtime, shift and/or weekend-work, alternate work schedules in respond to program needs.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the 339.2 Level
- Collaborate with scientists, engineers and high-level technical personnel to provide highly advanced technical and/or technical management support for pulsed power development systems and highly complex diagnostic systems.
- Possess highly advanced written, verbal, feedback and presentation communication skills. Ability to mentor others with advanced technical skills.
- Define, interpret, design, oversee fabrication and operation of highly complex experimental test prototypes and associated diagnostics utilizing highly advanced skills and understanding of electronics theory.

- Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering Technology, or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Strong understanding of and previous experience with electronics theory, including analog and digital circuitry.
- Significant experience reading schematics while independently troubleshooting and repairing equipment to the component level, including performance analysis and contribution to circuitry enhancements.
- Advanced skills with a range of laboratory test equipment including oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters, signal generators, power supplies, spectrum analyzers.
- Advanced skills in the deployment and control of pulse power-based instrumentation.
- Experience working in a multi-disciplinary project environment with simultaneous commitments to performance, cost, and schedule. Possess advanced written, verbal, feedback and presentation communication skills in specific technical areas.
- Ability to climb stairs, lift equipment, or stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to have shift flexibility including working overtime, weekends, and/or alternate work schedules as necessary to meet project goals.

In Addition, at the 339.2 Level
- Highly advanced skills and understanding of electronics theory, including analog and digital circuitry.
- Advanced administrative and technical leadership experience running a facility and/or managing personnel.
- Extensive experience collaborating with high level technical personnel and senior managers and highly advanced written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience pulsed power systems and fast-pulsed circuitry.
- Proficiency with CAD (computer-aided design), PCB (printed circuit board) generation and circuit simulation software environments.
- Proficiency deploying LabView software and hardware development.

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: 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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