Mechanical Design Associate/Senior Mechanical Design Associate - Military Veterans

at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Livermore, California

The National Security Engineering Division (NSED) of the Engineering Directorate has an opening for a Mechanical Designer/ Senior Mechanical Designer in support of the Integrated Engineering and Design Group (IE&DG). This group supports a wide variety of customers and projects including Physical and Life Sciences (PLS), Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI), Global Security (GS), accelerator technologies, high-energy physics, energy, and others. The current opening will be with an accelerator project that is in support of the stockpile stewardship program. There will be frequent contact outside of the design group, and external to LLNL. This position is in the National Security Engineering 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.

In this role you will 

  • Provide innovative conceptual engineering design and development designs/proposals by preparing or directing others to generate initial layouts.
  • Direct the design of apparatus, equipment, assemblies, facilities, utilities, and systems by interpreting and translating design concepts and layouts for the solution of complex and variable technical problems.
  • Check drawings (form, fit, and function) rigorously against all applicable standards, specifications, and policies for completeness, clarity, and dimensional accuracy; perform tolerance analysis and stack-ups; Provide feedback and recommendations of drawing and design improvements.
  • Interrogate assemblies/models validating design layouts and drawing documentation using CAD systems in adherence to LLNL drafting standards, CAD modeling practices, PDM requirements, specifications, and program requirements and standards.
  • Collaborate with Project Management/Scientific staff and the Design team to provide timely interpretation and analysis of comprehensive design staff metrics; monitor team’s performance to ensure programmatic milestones and deliverables are met.
  • Maintain and develop professional relationships with staff and program management to ensure timely, cost effective execution of supportive design/drafting services; participate in mentoring opportunities with team members by coaching early career staff and learning from experienced team members.
  • Direct Designers/Drafters through the various phases of the design/drafting/archival process as required.
  • 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 applied 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.

Livermore, California

Science and technology on a mission

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

Livermore’s defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.

Our Mission

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology to:

  • Enhance the nation’s defense.
  • Reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
  • And respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.
Our Vision
  • Lead the nation in stockpile science, innovation and sustainment.
  • Be the foremost national security laboratory, anticipating, innovating and delivering solutions for the nation’s most challenging security problems.
  • Be the premier destination for our nation’s very best scientists and engineers.
Our Values
  • Ideas. Livermore is the “new ideas” laboratory, and we continue to aspire to intellectual leadership, originality, and audacity. We support an environment that encourages open exchange and critique. Ideas also improve operations and lead to new, better ways of doing business.
  • Impact. Innovation happens when new ideas have impact—on our mission, on people’s lives. Ultimately, our success depends on applying frontier science and technology, through disciplined engineering, to deliver solutions for—have impact on—our mission.
  • Integrity. We serve the public interest and act to sustain the public trust through transparency, honesty, and objectivity. We act ethically in our research activities, our business practices, and our interactions with each other. We are dedicated to collective success, and committed to safety and security as an integral part of the mission.
  • Inclusiveness. The challenges of our mission demand that we draw on the widest possible diversity of talents, thought, and experiences. To capitalize on the range of individual and diverse talents needed for mission success, we form and work in teams, characterized by mutual respect and support.
  • Zeal. It’s good to love what you do. We value enthusiasm for and commitment to the Lab’s mission. We have a “fire in the belly” to excel, lead, and change the world. And as an institution, the Lab will aspire to be a place where people can find fulfillment and love their work.  Our Priorities
    • Deliver on our stockpile stewardship mission.
    • Enhance and expand our mission in the broad national security space.
    • Sustain and ensure that we are at the cutting edge in the science, engineering and technology capabilities our sponsors need.
    • Ensure excellence in execution: deliver results of the highest quality, on schedule and on budget.
    • Ensure excellence in operations: safety, security, environment and state of the art business practices and processes.
    • Improve our cost effectiveness.
    • Provide a first-class workplace environment to our employees.
    • Expand our contributions to the local and national economy through partnerships with academia and industry.

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