Technical Coordinator, Electronic & Mechanical, NIF Supply Chain - Military Veterans

at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Livermore, California

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!


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.

Job Description

We have multiple openings for Technical Coordinators/Senior Technical Coordinators specializing in electronics and/or mechanical fabrication. You will support the Supply Chain Organization within the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science (NIF & PS) Directorate. You will apply knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials to work with NIF engineers and suppliers to purchase materials, mechanical and/or electrical parts (including PCBAs and cable harnesses), and electro- optical/mechanical assemblies varying in size and complexity. NIF is a 24/7 operational facility and may occasionally require travel, working overtime, shift, and/or weekends to accomplish goals; some work will occur in radiological environments. These positions are in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) Division within the Engineering Directorate.


These positions 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 coordination and technical support to scientific, engineering, and technical personnel through detailed technical and administrative knowledge of parts/ materials/ equipment for scientific research activities.
  • Participate as a project team member, provide technical guidance and procurement support to senior technicians, technical associates, and engineers/scientists on small-medium projects.
  • Solve moderately complex technical problems and make decisions using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures.
  • Research and make recommendations of substitute products with similar technical specifications.
  • Collaborate with suppliers, requestors, LLNL Procurement, production control, NIF warehouse, LLNL Receiving, and onsite mechanical/electrical fabrication shops to meet project cost and schedule demands.
  • Provide detailed award/delivery status to supervisor and customers/requesters. Anticipate and reconcile supply problems, including technical factors affecting critical milestones.
  • Stage, transport, and deliver parts around the LLNL site for secondary operations and/or staging of assembly/installation efforts; deliver or pick-up parts from local-area suppliers.
  • Provide Technical Release Representative (TRR) services requiring in-depth knowledge of LLNL purchasing requirements to purchase items and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Additional job responsibilities, at the 538.3 level


  • Provide advanced procurement/coordination support to scientific, engineering, and technical personnel through specialized technical knowledge relating to acquisition of parts/materials/equipment for scientific research activities.
  • Participate or lead project team to provide acquisition support to senior technicians, technical associates, and engineers/scientists on medium-large projects.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Associate degree in mechanical/electronic technology; or equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience in mechanical/electronic fabrication.
  • Intermediate level understanding of ANSI International Electronic Standards or ASME Y14.5M Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard for the practical application of breaking down BOMs (Bill of Materials) for procurement at the component level.
  • Intermediate level skills and understanding of the fabrication acquisition process; knowledge of approval, bid, award, inspection acceptance, receive, reconciliation, and close-out.
  • Effective written and verbal communication, and presentation skills.
  • Effective interpersonal, teamwork, and multitasking skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to safely drive pick-up trucks, lift up to 25 pounds, and secure loads.
  • Ability to travel and occasionally be flexible with scheduled work hours for training on or off-site.


Additional qualifications at the 538.3 level


  • Advanced level understanding of and skills utilizing ANSI International Electronic Standards or ASME Y14.5M Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard for the practical application of breaking down BOMs (Bill of Materials) for procurement at the component level.
  • Advanced understanding of the fabrication acquisition process; knowledge of approval, bid, award, inspection acceptance, receive, reconciliation, and close-out.


Qualifications We Desire


  • Electronics: Journey-level skills with a minimum of 4 years of experience in electronic procurement or as an electronic technician and/or experience with electronics shop processes.
  • Mechanical: Journey-level skills with a minimum of 4 years of experience in mechanical fabrication procurement or as a machinist, sheet metal worker or equivalent mechanical fabrication shop experience.

Additional Information

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.

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

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 .

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.

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.

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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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