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Engineering | livermore, CA | 10/13/2021
Job Code: SES.1 Science & Engineering MTS 1 / SES.2 Science & Engineering MTS 2
Position Type: Career Indefinite
Security Clearance: Anticipated DOE Q clearance (requires U.S. citizenship and a federal background investigation)
Drug Test: Required for external applicant(s) selected for this position (includes testing for use of marijuana)
Medical Exam: A job-related pre-placement medical examination may be required
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.
We have multiple openings for Electrical Engineers to participate in new and ongoing projects in the area of National Defense. You will have technical responsibility for a range of duties including design, development, fabrication, integration, testing and fielding of both analog and digital electrical systems. You will function as an individual contributor with general guidance as a member of a project team. These positions are in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), 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
- Develop conceptual designs of electrical systems, test prototypes, and associated diagnostics.
- Provide engineering solutions to a variety of projects in one or more of the following technical areas: analog and digital circuit design, process control systems, pulsed power and electromagnetics, diagnostics and sensor development, electro-optic systems, data acquisition systems and tester development, and facility electrical equipment and infrastructure.
- Contribute to the detailed design process, component part fabrication, and unit assembly.
- Generate detailed plans, schedules, and budgets for project activities.
- Learn and support NNSA, institutional, and other quality assurance requirements and processes for state-of-health surveillance of the nuclear stockpile.
- Prepare supporting safety and engineering documentation and participate in engineering design reviews.
- Participate in engineering testing operations, analyze results, and write reports.
- Interface with other organizations internal and external to the Laboratory to complete various LLNL projects.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.2 level
- Test prototypes and associated diagnostics.
- Work independently and with teams to solve moderately complex problems that require analysis and creative use of established techniques and methods.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Fundamental knowledge of electrical engineering concepts related to design, assembly, calibration, and testing of analog and digital electrical systems.
- Knowledge of one or more of the following: process control systems, microcontroller hardware and software, programmable logic controller (PLC) coding, LabVIEW programming, analog design, electro-optics systems, capacitive discharge units (CDUs), telemetry systems, casting technologies, furnace operations, inductive power supplies, and the National Electric Code (NEC).
- Experience with sensor integration, calibration, and signal analysis techniques.
- Knowledge of SPICE or similar circuit simulation software.
- Experience following structured operating procedures.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Sufficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to interact with a multidisciplinary research team, author technical and scientific reports and papers, document analyses, and deliver scientific presentations.
- Ability to travel.
Additional qualifications at the SES.2 level
- Experience in reading and interpreting mechanical, optical, and electrical specifications using drawings, datasheets, and procedure manuals.
- Experience in conducting experiments of electrical configuration and settings, and the advanced application of timing and data acquisition systems and comprehensive knowledge of conceptual designs of electrical systems.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
Qualifications We Desire
- Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Knowledge of digital logic design using field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL).
- Knowledge of electro-static discharge (ESD) controls and protection.
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.
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate
LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.
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.
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.
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