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Electronics Technologist/Sr. Electronics Technologist

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 01/24/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Job Description

We have multiple openings for Electronics Technologists/Senior Electronics Technologists to provide technical support for professional or more advanced electronics technical personnel in the Pulsed Power field in a research environment. You will plan, develop, and support a wide variety of high-voltage and high-current experiments including the design, development, construction, testing, troubleshooting, and evaluation of high voltage and high current pulse power systems while working independently in a technical lab environment. Some travel may be required. These positions are in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED), within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Provide general electronics technical support of specialized electronics and high current / high voltage systems (may include prototypes and unique diagnostic sensors).
  • Prepare instructional guides for fabricating, repairing, calibrating, and maintaining equipment and systems.
  • Design, diagnose, troubleshoot, test, evaluate, upgrade, and maintain moderately complex and unique high voltage, high current equipment and systems.
  • Contribute to moderately complex preliminary design concepts and engineering decision process.
  • Interpret and analyze schematics and operating manuals.
  • Maintain a high level of safety awareness, while adhering to written safety procedures.
  • Travel domestically to support project needs and deadlines when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 531.3 level

  • Provide advanced technical support for experimental work in a specialized R&D facility and analyze complex preliminary data during design or prototyping of components, systems, or equipment independently, under minimal supervision.
  • Provide guidance to fabrication support with construction and development of specialized high current and voltage systems.
  • Maintain, test, calibrate, and repair of advanced electronics circuits, instrumentation and control, as well as diagnostic systems.


  • Associate degree in electronics technology or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Intermediate skills, knowledge, and abilities in electronics technology including theory, design, and component to system level with the understanding of analog and digital electronics.
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience testing high voltage, and pulse power circuitry using accepted engineering practices.
  • Working knowledge of grounding for stored energy capacitor banks and soft grounding principles.
  • Ability to solve moderately complex analytical problems.
  • Experience performing unique fabrication and modification of highly specialized parts and subassemblies.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills including ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to achieve goals.
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and provide solutions and alternate approaches to moderately complex electronic problems using independent creativity and judgement.

Additional qualifications at the 531.3 level

  • Advanced level skills, knowledge, and abilities in complex electronics technology including theory, design, and component to system level with the understanding of analog and digital electronics.
  • Experience making independent, fundamental decisions regarding a variety of technical problems.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  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.  An L or Q 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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