1+ months

PCB Designer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening for a highly qualified Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Designer in the Integrated Engineering and Design Group (IE&DG).  The design/drafting group within IE&DG provides a “central drafting” function supporting a wide variety of internal customers. Because of the vast and varying types of work we are involved with, this position will require the PCB Designer to have the ability to be flexible, working with various groups/projects that require design assistance. Under minimal supervision, you will provide advanced technical support in electronics drafting and design; interpret and translate concepts into design layouts with supportive calculations and documentation. You will prepare complex electronics drawing packages comprised of PWB, finished interconnection, fabrication assembly, and installation drawings of systems, facilities, and projects. You will also solve complex technical problems in a team environment and have regular contact outside the work unit. The successful candidate may have technical lead responsibilities and review drawings for quality. This position may require you to have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and or weekends to accomplish goals. This position is in the IE&DG in the National Security Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.

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.

  • Analyze, interpret, and create electronics design requirements, schedules, and costs. Generate or drive complex electronics design solutions that address requirements and constraints, and translate these solutions into PCB, detailed interconnection, fabrication, schematic, wiring, and assembly drawings.
  • Provide supporting documentation for electronics design solutions that may include analysis, calculations, schedules costing, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with scientists, engineers and high level technical personnel to independently formulate and develop advanced design and documentation efforts.
  • Participate in or formal design review process. Interact productively with vendors, customers, and other associates outside the work unit.
  • Review and verify the accuracy of drawings to ensure they comply with applicable standards and sound design practices. Provide feedback and recommendations of drawing and design improvements.
  • Maintain documentation in a configuration management system.
  • Provide advanced technical advice and solutions in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies; keep training current.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 339.2 level 

  • Provide highly advanced technical and related lead expertise in the areas of electronics engineering technology including planning, design, fabrication, project support, testing, and evaluation where the qualitative and quantitative complexity of the project assignment demands original and innovative problem solutions.
  • Provide division and programmatic representation at meetings, briefings, and other activities both internal and external to the Laboratory.

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Significant experience in PCB and electrical engineering and development.
  • Advanced knowledge and ability to generate complex interconnection and wiring diagrams, assembly drawings, panel layouts, silkscreens, printed wiring board (PWB) layouts, and associated mechanical detail drawings.
  • Advanced knowledge of drafting procedures and vendor products.
  • Advanced knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ASME Y14.5).
  • Significant experience with AutoCAD 2013 2D and 3D with schematic capture and PWB layout software (PADS Logic, Layout and Router, Altium); advanced knowledge of Product Data Management (PDM) software.
  • Advanced knowledge of through-hole and surface mount printed wiring board layout techniques.
  • Experience with parametric CAD application ProEngineer or SolidWorks.
  • Experience with Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of materials and fabrication techniques.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex design requirements, and to exercise creativity and judgment in solving electronic design problems.
  • Advanced written, verbal, feedback and presentation communication skills necessary to interact with multi-disciplinary teams.  Ability to multitask and maintain a high-level of accuracy.

Additional qualifications at the 339.2 level 

  • Highly advanced experience in hardware design/electrical engineering and development.
  • Extensive design experience with electronic design as it relates to accelerator, pulse power, high vacuum, and diagnostics technologies.
  • Experience providing technical leadership and mentoring for a diverse team of designers, associates, and technicians in support of programmatic experimental campaigns.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master's degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering.
  • Advanced knowledge of ASIC design.
  • Advanced knowledge of PTC's Windchill. 

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

Position Information

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

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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

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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.

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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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

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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.

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Pre-Placement Medical Exam

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

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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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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.


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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 essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory's mission.

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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.

  • Analyze, interpret, and create electronics design requirements, schedules, and costs. Generate or drive complex electronics design solutions that address requirements and constraints, and translate these solutions into PCB, detailed interconnection, fabrication, schematic, wiring, and assembly drawings.
  • Provide supporting documentation for electronics design solutions that may include analysis, calculations, schedules costing, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with scientists, engineers and high level technical personnel to independently formulate and develop advanced design and documentation efforts.
  • Participate in or formal design review process. Interact productively with vendors, customers, and other associates outside the work unit.
  • Review and verify the accuracy of drawings to ensure they comply with applicable standards and sound design practices. Provide feedback and recommendations of drawing and design improvements.
  • Maintain documentation in a configuration management system.
  • Provide advanced technical advice and solutions in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies; keep training current.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 339.2 level 

  • Provide highly advanced technical and related lead expertise in the areas of electronics engineering technology including planning, design, fabrication, project support, testing, and evaluation where the qualitative and quantitative complexity of the project assignment demands original and innovative problem solutions.
  • Provide division and programmatic representation at meetings, briefings, and other activities both internal and external to the Laboratory.
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  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Significant experience in PCB and electrical engineering and development.
  • Advanced knowledge and ability to generate complex interconnection and wiring diagrams, assembly drawings, panel layouts, silkscreens, printed wiring board (PWB) layouts, and associated mechanical detail drawings.
  • Advanced knowledge of drafting procedures and vendor products.
  • Advanced knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ASME Y14.5).
  • Significant experience with AutoCAD 2013 2D and 3D with schematic capture and PWB layout software (PADS Logic, Layout and Router, Altium); advanced knowledge of Product Data Management (PDM) software.
  • Advanced knowledge of through-hole and surface mount printed wiring board layout techniques.
  • Experience with parametric CAD application ProEngineer or SolidWorks.
  • Experience with Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of materials and fabrication techniques.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex design requirements, and to exercise creativity and judgment in solving electronic design problems.
  • Advanced written, verbal, feedback and presentation communication skills necessary to interact with multi-disciplinary teams.  Ability to multitask and maintain a high-level of accuracy.

Additional qualifications at the 339.2 level 

  • Highly advanced experience in hardware design/electrical engineering and development.
  • Extensive design experience with electronic design as it relates to accelerator, pulse power, high vacuum, and diagnostics technologies.
  • Experience providing technical leadership and mentoring for a diverse team of designers, associates, and technicians in support of programmatic experimental campaigns.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master's degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering.
  • Advanced knowledge of ASIC design.
  • Advanced knowledge of PTC's Windchill. 

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Posted: 2022-05-20 Expires: 2022-07-21

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