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Mechanical Technologist, DoDT

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 07/07/2021

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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 committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have multiple openings for Mechanical Technologists/Sr. Mechanical Technologists to develop, test, troubleshoot, evaluate, operate, and maintain experimental, research, and prototype equipment associated with mechanical systems for Department of Defense Technologies (DoDT) in the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate (NIF & PS).  These positions are in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions 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 

  • Fabricate, assemble, and disassemble moderately complex mechanical components and systems.
  • Operate related equipment, hand tools, and measuring instruments.
  • Provide general technical support for a wide variety of activities, including vacuum, electrical, and plumbing/cooling installations. 
  • Perform routine assembly and maintenance of moderately complex equipment.
  • Prepare and work from instructional guides for assembling, repairing, calibrating, operating, and maintaining equipment and systems.
  • Test, diagnose, maintain and repair moderately complex pressure systems, instrumentation, control, and test equipment.
  • Apply intermediate knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes in the solution of moderately complex mechanical problems.
  • Test, diagnose, maintain and repair moderately complex vacuum systems, instrumentation, control, and test equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 533.3 level

  • Independently deploy, fabricate, troubleshoot, assemble, and disassemble complex mechanical components and systems; including planning and selecting materials, equipment, and methods.
  • Under minimal supervision, assist in developing test parameters, troubleshooting, and testing materials, components, or systems, identifying problems, and providing input on solutions.
  • Independently identify, analyze, and evaluate, and report results of complex mechanical problems using individual creativity and judgment; prioritize and provide work and technical guidance to others checking for accuracy, completeness, and function.

Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Associate degree in mechanical, industrial, or manufacturing or related field, or the equivalent the combination of education and previous relevant experience.
  • Experience in moderately complex mechanical fabricating and/or assembly.
  • Intermediate knowledge of electro-mechanical technology.
  • Experience working with pressurized and vacuum systems and leak testing equipment.
  • Experience in mechanical design, fabrication, and opto-mechanical mechanisms.
  • Experience in safe work and business practices.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Effective written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.

Additional qualifications at the 533.3 level

  • Advanced understanding of mechanical technologies and experience working on a technical project team and providing technical direction to others.
  • Advanced technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures.
  • Significant experience working independently on technical assignments and proven ability to meet project requirements and deadlines.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience in 3D CAD, machining, mechanical assembly, and electrical troubleshooting.

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.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, 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.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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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