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Sr. Electronic and Industrial Controls Assembler

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 Senior Electronics Assembler. You will work with customers including scientists and engineers to support manufacturing efforts including electrical/electronic fabrication and packaging; assembly and modification of printed circuit boards and cable harnesses; assembly and disassembly of electronic devices, chassis and systems other specialized equipment used to support ongoing research and projects at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 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 general fabrication support to assist in the planning, organizing, and completion of moderately complex manufacturing projects.
  • Assist with translating general schematic drawing, parts list, assembly drawings and verbal requirements into specific hardware deliverables.
  • Assemble, modify and repair through hole and surface mount printed circuit boards.
  • Manufacture cables and harnesses using standard crimpers and hand tools.
  • Provide general manufacturing support for miniature electronic circuits and cable harnesses requiring extensive use of bench top microscope.
  • Fabricate, assemble and disassemble moderately complex electronic devices and experimental apparatus using standard hand tools, soldering, test and measurement equipment.
  • Propose solutions and alternate approaches to improve manufacturing efficiency and quality.
  • Assemble and install industrial control panels, enclosures and systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 532.3 level 

  • Plan, organize and lead multiple projects of limited scope at the same time using fundamental knowledge of fabrication of complex systems.
  • Develop and update work procedures, schematics and other engineering drawings.
  • Train and mentor junior technicians on layout, fabrication and installation of electrical and electronic assemblies.


  • Associate degree in electronics, or equivalent combination of education and experience and prior relevant experience.
  • Intermediate skills, knowledge and abilities in electronics fabrication, inspection, or micro-fabrication which may be application specific.
  • Ability to read and interpret moderately complex electrical, electronic and mechanical drawings and work from verbal instructions.
  • Experience with industrial and automation control system assembly and installation.
  • Experience soldering surface mount and through hole components by hand and under a microscope.
  • Experience working in a customer service or field support environment.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, documentation and organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of IPC 620 and/or IPC J-STD or equivalent industry fabrication standards.

Additional qualifications at the 532.3 level

  • Significant experience with fabrication prototyping and production including complex design, component selection and layout tasks.
  • Advanced skills and knowledge of complex technical drawings and experience providing manpower estimates and design recommendations.
  • Ability to lead and mentor junior technicians to produce quality results.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience developing and updating production documentation such as work procedures and drawings.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9000 policies and procedures.
  • Production experience in cleanroom environment.

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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