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Scorpius Lab Operations Supervisor - ASD

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 01/18/2021

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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 an opening for a Lab Operations Supervisor of the Advanced Sources and Detectors (ASD) Scorpius Project. You will be an engineering administrative supervisor and may have up to 80% technical responsibilities in support of this major program. You will be responsible for supervisory duties involving employees matrixed to the Scorpius project. As a Lab Operations Supervisor, you will coordinate the execution of all testing and assembly work within the projects under the direction of Product Owners (PO). The Lab Operations Supervisor will act as the liaison between employees and the ASD Scorpius management team including regular interaction with the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) Superintendent, Division Leader, Section Leaders, and other Engineering Supervisors as well program managers and/or technical contacts, project engineers, and scientists. This position is 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 direct administrative supervision and technical expertise for the work area including establishing work procedures, setting priorities, making daily work assignments, writing performance appraisals, career development, training, salary, ranking, promotion recommendations, and disciplinary issues.
  • Oversee daily activities to ensure tasks are being executed in accordance with list of priorities, working with PO and technical managers to understand tasks and priorities.
  • Develop and implement strategic work planning including quality assurance (QA), workflow processes, communicate priorities to laboratory work teams daily and ensure facility workers and operations are within boundary conditions of the safety documentation, IAW LLNL ES&H polices, and Work Control requirements.
  • Interface closely with LLNL program technical contacts, project engineers, and scientists with frequent technical interactions outside of the work unit and at times external to LLNL.
  • Analyze and interpret complex administrative, technical information and project objectives to translate them into job requirements and concepts, implementing solutions and alternate approaches to solve complex problems.
  • Interface with other NSED, Engineering, or institutional capabilities to provide broad, integrated solutions to best serve programmatic needs.
  • Make decisions using a high degree of independent discretion and judgment and resolve multi-project/program requirements through negotiations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 390.2 level

  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and review projects.
  • Lead institutional sub-committees or special assignments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in electronics technology, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Significant experience providing strong technical leadership to a multidisciplinary team driven toward a commitment to technical, operational, and customer service excellence.
  • Experience with electronic and mechanical fabrication, assembly, packaging, and installation operations, including standards and certification requirements, project planning, and estimating.
  • Advanced skills and abilities in technical coordination of complex projects including project planning, budgeting, and workforce planning.
  • Significant experience working independently and assuming responsibility with minimal instruction and supervision.
  • Advanced technical leadership skills and advanced administrative skills including the use of computers and software such as Office 365 and similar applications.
  • Significant experience exercising sound judgment in solving complex problems in a multi-tasked environment.
  • Advanced verbal, written and team building skills at all levels of the organization (i.e. work group, supervisors, and management).

Additional qualifications at the 390.2 level

  • Extensive technical experience planning, interpreting, and reviewing the work of others.
  • Highly advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly advanced technical leadership skills.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Supervisory experience including performance and personnel management.
  • Strong working knowledge of LLNL work control and safety policies and procedures.
  • Broad knowledge of LLNL programmatic needs and applications.

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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