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Render Safe Operations Senior Electronics Fabrication Technician - Active Clearance Required

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 10/16/2023

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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 important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$39.05 - $58.24 Hourly

$39.05 - $48.50 Hourly for the 532.2 level

$46.90 - $58.24 Hourly for the 532.3 level

Job Description

We have openings for Senior Fabrication Technician-Electronics supporting the Global Security (GS) Directorate. In this position you will have the opportunity to provide electronic fabrication support for LLNL’s world recognized Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST), Render Safe Operations (RSO) in their unique training aid, preparedness, and response activities. In this role, you will build electrical and electronic assemblies, integrate, and install complex electronic components as well as provide support for the customized training aids, and other prototype equipment associated with these training aids. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate. This position will include the opportunity for overtime to meet a fast-paced customer delivery requirement.   There are opportunities to travel and field custom training aids in offsite locations.

The 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 level fabrication techniques for electronic components and circuit boards using standard hand tools including crimpers, cutters, and soldering irons.
  • Complete general fabrication prototyping and production of electro-mechanical systems and cables, as well as printed circuit board assembly, perform standard and surface mount soldering, rework, and repair assignments.
  • Perform general electrical tasks with components and systems, using established work control processes and procedure requirements; fabricate, maintain, assemble, and disassemble; and work from drawings, and verbal instructions.
  • Set up equipment, general troubleshooting, field support equipment with sponsors, maintenance, and minor modifications of simple hardware.
  • Organize parts and assemblies and be able to determine and communicate discrepancies.
  • Maintain a high level of safety and security awareness while working in the laboratories and be able to conduct routine safety inspections as well as audit one’s own work with an emphasis on housekeeping of wiring.
  • Assist with translating moderately complex schematic drawings, parts lists, assembly drawings, and verbal requirements into specific hardware deliverables.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 532.3 level

  • Perform advanced electrical tasks with components and systems, fabricate, maintain, assemble, and disassemble; This includes planning, selecting material, equipment, and determining solutions.
  • Understand advanced trouble shooting of HV circuits and applicable safety standards.
  • Provide general technical support as well as organizational support to engineers and senior level staff in preparation and coordination of Training deployments.


  • This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or an active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at the time of hire.
  • Associate's Degree in electronics or electronics manufacturing, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Intermediate understanding of hand tools, test equipment, Digital volt meters, and other inspection techniques.
  • Proven experience completing intermediate fabrication prototyping and production of electro-mechanical systems and cables, as well as printed circuit board assembly, rework, and repair assignments.
  • Intermediate technical skills and knowledge of electronic circuit design, ability to solve problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures.
  • Effective verbal, presentation, and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel domestically in support of offsite experimental test campaigns.
  • Ability to drive a vehicle greater than 10,000lbs GVW.

Additional qualifications at the 532.3 level

  • Ability to maintain documentation relating to experimental assemblies.
  • Experience with 3D models and the ability to generate 2D detail drawings for fabrication.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others and multi-task assignments.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

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