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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Engineering Division has immediate opening for candidates who have only 1-2 years of basic mechanical or electro-mechanical background.  


Under the guidance of a mentor or work lead, you will be exposed to a variety of routine technical work including fabrication, assembling, machining, installing, set up, operating, testing, inspecting, maintaining, troubleshooting, or modifying standard scientific apparatus, parts and components, equipment, systems associated and not limited to mechanical instruments, various particle accelerators, optical systems, ultra high vacuum systems, particle detectors, permanent and electromagnetic magnets, cryogenic equipment and related scientific research apparatus.


This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidates.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine technical work including fabrication, assembling, machining, installation, setup, operating, testing, inspecting, maintaining, troubleshooting, or modifying standard apparatus, parts and components, devices, equipment, processes or systems associated with mechanical instruments, particle accelerators, optical systems, high vacuum systems, particle detectors, cryogenic equipment and related scientific research apparatus.

  • Under the guidance and mentorship of senior staff, incumbents will perform routine and moderately complex assignments, follow general specifications and work methods to achieve desired results.

  • Learn to utilize a wide variety of metallic and non-metallic materials, formulations and processes.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Perform minor calculations or make and record measurements necessary to accomplish assignments.

  • Apply broad and varied knowledge of mechanical and electro-mechanical theory and practice to accomplish assignments.

  • Operate personal computers or computer terminals to access and/or document information on parts, components and materials or specifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • Background in basic mechanical and/or electromechanical technology with the ability to successfully accomplish assignments.

  • General hand tool and/or machine shop knowledge.

  • Technical knowledge and skills in any of the following areas: fabrication, assembly, machining, welding, installation, setup, operating, testing, inspecting, maintaining, troubleshooting.

  • Some experience in the use of standard hand, power, and machine tools.

  • Possess good manual dexterity.

  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, work from heights and confined spaces, and lift 23 kg (50-lbs.).

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • General personal computer application skills with spreadsheets, databases and word processors and CAD/CAM.

  • Experience in the use and or operation of computer controlled (CNC) machine tools.

  • Experience with material handling equipment, forklifts, cranes, hoists, pallet jacks.

  • An AA degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or the equivalent in formal industrial or military training

  • Knowledge to interpret elementary engineering drawings, sketches, parts lists, and component layout and assembly diagrams.

  • Competency in identify mechanical parts and components including sizes, ratings, tolerances, finishes, materials, and appropriate applications.

  • Valid California Drivers License.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

  • This is a full time career appointment.

  • Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.

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

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.

  • This position is subject to the financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The successful candidate for this position will be required to file financial interest statements upon assuming this position, annually while holding this position, and when leaving this position.

  • Work will be primarily performed at: 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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