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Mechanical Engineer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Las Vegas, NV 89101
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We have an opening for a Mechanical Engineer to participate in new and ongoing projects at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). You will contribute to the design, deployment, fabrication and assembly of various nuclear weapon components; surveillance of nuclear stockpile components; and engineering testing for evaluation and maintenance of the enduring and future nuclear weapon stockpile at several facilities in the United States, primarily supporting the work at the Device Assembly Facility (DAF) in Nevada. You will interface with colleagues at other National Laboratories and Production Agencies, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and Department of Defense (DoD) and their contractors. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate. DTED provides support to Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Programs.

This 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

  • Derive engineering requirements, develop conceptual designs, and perform supporting analyses of mechanical systems, test prototypes, and associated diagnostics.
  • Oversee the detail design process, component part fabrication, and unit assembly.
  • Prepare supporting safety and engineering documentation and participate in engineering design reviews.
  • Participate in engineering testing operations, analyze results, and write reports.
  • Generate detailed plans, schedules, and budgets for project activities.
  • Interact primarily with intra-organizational contacts with, immediate supervisors, and project leads or other exempt professionals in the group or division.
  • Work independently as well as a part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.2 level

  • Provide engineering knowledge to resolve technical and programmatic issues.
  • Perform independent technical tasks to provide solutions for a diverse range of moderate to complex issues.
  • Select methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to obtain results based on analysis of multiple, largely identifiable factors.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Fundamental knowledge of two or more of the following: engineering hardware design, systems engineering, manufacturing techniques, testing processes, FEA structural analysis.
  • Working knowledge of and/or experience with design principles. Working knowledge of material properties and manufacturing methods.
  • Experience working effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and/or project planning, scheduling, professional service estimates, and adherence to completion dates.
  • Experience using standard project management practices.
  • Desire to work on National Security projects related to nuclear weapons and flexibility to work in different technical areas.
  • Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% time between Las Vegas, NV and Livermore, CA, or other DOE complex sites, as needed.
  • Ability to secure and maintain certification in the Human Reliability Program (HRP), which includes polygraph examination, physical and psychological assessment, and random drug and alcohol testing.

Additional qualifications at the SES.2 level

  • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and broad experience of engineering hardware design, fabrication, or testing processes and ability to meet schedule and deliverables for multiple concurrent projects with a range of priorities.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Knowledge of materials, equipment, or technologies associated with production of mechanical hardware, electronics, additive manufacturing, and QA/QC documentation skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in nuclear weapons program stockpile systems, components, classified materials, experimental data, and related diagnostic and testing equipment.
  • Knowledge of nuclear facility operation, including a basic understanding of safety bases documentation.
  • Experience working in an environment with stringent safety and security practices.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 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.

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.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form.

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This 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

  • Derive engineering requirements, develop conceptual designs, and perform supporting analyses of mechanical systems, test prototypes, and associated diagnostics.
  • Oversee the detail design process, component part fabrication, and unit assembly.
  • Prepare supporting safety and engineering documentation and participate in engineering design reviews.
  • Participate in engineering testing operations, analyze results, and write reports.
  • Generate detailed plans, schedules, and budgets for project activities.
  • Interact primarily with intra-organizational contacts with, immediate supervisors, and project leads or other exempt professionals in the group or division.
  • Work independently as well as a part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.2 level

  • Provide engineering knowledge to resolve technical and programmatic issues.
  • Perform independent technical tasks to provide solutions for a diverse range of moderate to complex issues.
  • Select methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to obtain results based on analysis of multiple, largely identifiable factors.
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  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Fundamental knowledge of two or more of the following: engineering hardware design, systems engineering, manufacturing techniques, testing processes, FEA structural analysis.
  • Working knowledge of and/or experience with design principles. Working knowledge of material properties and manufacturing methods.
  • Experience working effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and/or project planning, scheduling, professional service estimates, and adherence to completion dates.
  • Experience using standard project management practices.
  • Desire to work on National Security projects related to nuclear weapons and flexibility to work in different technical areas.
  • Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% time between Las Vegas, NV and Livermore, CA, or other DOE complex sites, as needed.
  • Ability to secure and maintain certification in the Human Reliability Program (HRP), which includes polygraph examination, physical and psychological assessment, and random drug and alcohol testing.

Additional qualifications at the SES.2 level

  • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and broad experience of engineering hardware design, fabrication, or testing processes and ability to meet schedule and deliverables for multiple concurrent projects with a range of priorities.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Knowledge of materials, equipment, or technologies associated with production of mechanical hardware, electronics, additive manufacturing, and QA/QC documentation skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in nuclear weapons program stockpile systems, components, classified materials, experimental data, and related diagnostic and testing equipment.
  • Knowledge of nuclear facility operation, including a basic understanding of safety bases documentation.
  • Experience working in an environment with stringent safety and security practices.

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