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Mechanical Technologist/Sr. Mechanical Technologist

Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have multiple openings for Mechanical Technologists/Senior Mechanical Technologists.  You will provide technical support for vacuum coating systems, including design and assembly of deposition systems, fixturing for existing systems, and upgrading vacuum equipment.  This position will support the Advanced Coating and Vacuum Processing Lab of the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the 533.2 or 533.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Provide general technical support maintaining vacuum systems and installing and modifying vacuum components.
- Operate PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) equipment, including electron beam and magnetron sputtering systems.
- Design, fabricate, assemble, and disassemble moderately complex mechanical components and systems, using work control process and procedure requirements.
- Maintain equipment, acquire data, and process parts as needed.
- Use design software to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
- Follow and adhere to written, operational, and safety procedures in the course of completing job assignments.
- Apply intermediate knowledge of relevant technologies and processes, including interpreting and utilizing laboratory equipment to solve moderately complex system or mechanical problems.
- Operate experimental and diagnostic equipment and perform data recovery in the execution of experiments.
- Perform other duties assigned.
In Addition at the 533.3 Level
- Operate intricate and complex design, engineering, and scientific software and systems to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
- Design, fabricate, assemble, and disassemble complex mechanical components and systems including planning and selecting materials, equipment, and methods.
- Apply advanced level skills and knowledge of materials and characterization processes, including data acquisition techniques related to vapor deposition processes.

- Associate degree in Engineering Technology, Vacuum Technology or related technology, or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Intermediate understanding of vacuum technology, materials and vapor deposition processes.
- Intermediate level of experience in mechanical assembly of components and some experience in machining, using hand tools, lathes, mills, band saws, and welding.
- Intermediate level of experience in engineering hardware design, fabrication, evaluating and testing processes.
- Knowledge of office computer software, including word processing and spreadsheets necessary to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
- Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment utilizing effective written and verbal communication skills.
In Addition at the 533.3 Level
- Advanced level technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures and experience operating intricate and complex technical software and systems.
- Ability to read and follow complex assembly procedures, engineering notes, sketches, and drawings.
- Effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, including feedback and presentation skills to all levels of management, technical, engineering, and scientific staff.

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.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

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.  Q-level 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.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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