Engineering Technical Associate

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Engineering
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EG-Engineering
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88107 Requisition #

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Engineering Division has an immediate opening for an Engineering Technical Associate to join the team.

You will provide multifunctional and varied technical support at journey level in the areas of mechanical fabrication, precision assembly, and high vacuum systems.  Apply engineering, scientific and other technical concepts and practices with an emphasis on fabrication, assembly of scientific apparatus, high vacuum, and machine tool manufacturing operations.  You will Investigate, create, develop, apply, and document manufacturing methods and techniques for project advancement. Uses professional level experience and skills to solve complex problems to achieve  project goals and in accordance with Lab objectives and safety requirements.

 

What You Will Do

  •  Provide resolutions to technical problems of moderately complex scope related to areas of fabrication, assembly, and high vacuum.

  • Coordinate scheduling, fabrication, manufacturing, assembly, and testing of components and completed prototype scientific apparatus.

  • Independently advise and assist professional staff and make innovative contributions to improve mechanical design, assembly and testing of scientific equipment and associated support hardware.

  • Use personal discretion and maintaining general program objectives, lead, coordinate and contribute to the fabrication and manufacturing tasks in support of project areas and objectives.

  • Attend and contribute to design review, safety and progress meetings.

  • Independently perform duties of an ME Associate, supporting design, assembly and fabrication.

  • Train and mentor junior staff in vacuum, assembly, manufacturing procedures, and fabrication methods.

  • Coordinate with internal and external LBL groups to complete fabrication and assembly.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Ability to design and document new concepts, parts and assemblies using 3D CAD based on rough sketches and or oral information.

  • Provide accurate cost and manpower estimates for designs and assemblies.

  • Design, specify, procure and facilitate installation of new mechanical equipment.

  • Maintain, modernize, calibrate, support fabrication tools and equipment.

What is Required: 

  • AA/AS/BS degree in mechanical or engineering technology, or the equivalent experience in industry or military training in a related field.

  • Significant technical knowledge of engineering and manufacturing, materials, principles and practices.

  • Ability to interact and communicate efficiently with researchers, engineers, designers, machinists, and other engineering technicians to provide a high level of customer service.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience and ability to lead and or supervise small teams of non-exempt technical personnel.

  • Demonstrated experience in 3D CAD/CAM software.

  • Journey level experience with setup and operation of precision machine tools both manual and CNC. 

  • Experience with quality control and test methods related to manufacturing.

  • Experience in Metrology, Inspection and gaging related to fabricated components. 

  • Demonstrated computer skills with the ability to efficiently use applications such as MS Excel and Word.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


Notes:

  • This is a 2-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


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Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.


Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

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Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

 

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