Refine Search Clear All

Career Areas

Show More

Experience Level

Employment Type



Show More

Security Clearance

Keyword Search

Back to open positions

Coordinator/Technical Coordinator

Entry Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 03/04/2021

Apply Now  

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 Coordinators/Technical Coordinators to support ongoing programmatic activities. You will provide technical procurement, shipping, receiving, manufacturing, and repair of materials and equipment for scientific, engineering, or technical customers. These positions are in the Manufacturing Engineering Section (MES) of the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the 538.1 or 538.2 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

  • Solve basic technical, administrative and procurement support to process, coordinate and/or expedite Unicard Orders, Releases, and Requisitions for equipment, repairs, materials and hardware to meet program and project schedules.
  • Procure a variety of requests ranging from mechanical components (e.g., vacuum pumps, gages, calibrated standards, optical), raw metal stock, chemicals, electronic components, computer and networking hardware, and/or biological and laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Coordinate and track materials for customers and jobs, working with technical personnel to develop and implement standards and specifications.
  • Process and procure mechanical, and/or electro-optic systems, and use established techniques and procedures to provide detailed status updates and to resolve basic solutions to technical issues.
  • Review and resolve technical drawings for accuracy and completeness, and ensure technical guidelines, standards, specifications, and procedures are followed.
  • Provide basic coordinator support for resolution of vendor supply and fabrication problems, obtain authorization for design changes, substitutions, job orders, and other related actions to resolve basic problems and ensure meeting scheduled deadlines.
  • Stage, transport, and deliver parts around the LLNL site for secondary operations and/or staging of assembly and installation efforts.  Will occasionally deliver or pick up parts from local-area suppliers.
  • Interact and communicate with vendors, requesters, and other associates in the work unit, LLNL Procurement, LLNL Receiving, and Program personnel.
  • Log and report activities and tasks as required by Technical Release Representative Policy and Procedures Guidelines management and regularly provide detailed status updates to supervisor and customers/requesters.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 538.2 level  

  • Propose solutions for improvement of technical drawing designs and ensure technical guidelines, standards, specifications, and procedures are implemented for the purpose of manufacturability.
  • Plan, initiate, and coordinate the scheduling of moderately complex mechanical and/or electronics fabrications, coordinate assembly projects, and document activities.
  • Develop solutions to resolve moderately complex technical problems and collaborate with technical project personnel to develop solutions to resolve moderately complex technical problems.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Associate's degree in mechanical, electronics, engineering or manufacturing technology; or a technology -related certificate with relevant technician or fabrication-shop work experience; or the equivalent combination of education and related experience  
  • Possess basic skills and understanding of relevant technologies and processes, to procure and coordinate electronic and mechanical systems, and solve basic technical issues.
  • Knowledge of acquisition processes; programmatic approval, bid, award, receive, property management, reconciliation, and close-outs.
  • Demonstrated ability to read technical drawings and the ability to identify and specify component standards.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Technical Release Representative Certification.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers, associated desktop office software, and database systems and associated reports.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and consistent follow-through to ensure problems are resolved or reported in a timely manner and policies and procedures are followed.
  • Possess effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

Additional qualifications at the 538.2 level

  • Experience with mechanical and/or electronics fabrication assembly design and coordination of schedules, system details, and project quality.
  • Knowledge and ability to interpret ANSI Y14.5 Dimensioning and Tolerancing standards.
  • Experience in the review, tracking, and monitoring of service work orders regarding estimates, schedules, and status.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 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

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

Apply Now