Operations Engineering Assistant - National Ignition Facility

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore , CA 94550

Posted 2 months ago

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for Engineering/Scientific Assistants. You will support the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science (NIF & PS) Directorate Operations organization which includes the world's largest and most energetic laser facility. You will provide basic technical, administrative, and procurement support to scientific, engineering, and/or technical support personnel. These positions may require shift flexibility to meet goals and are in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties

  • Prepare and distribute reports related to inventories, purchases, equipment set-up and installation schedules. Coordinate and expedite equipment, materials, and hardware to meet construction or logistic schedules.

  • Stage, transport, and deliver parts around the LLNL site, i.e., for secondary operations and/or staging of assembly/installation efforts; may deliver or pick-up parts from local-area suppliers.

  • Interact with vendors, requestors, and other associates in the work unit, LLNL Procurement, NIF warehouse, LLNL Receiving, and onsite mechanical/electrical fabrication shops under close supervision.

  • Provide detailed status to supervisor and customers/requesters.

  • Accomplish basic technical tasks using well established guidelines, techniques, and procedures.

  • Some operations may be performed in radiological environments.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Associate degree in mechanical, electronics, electro-optic, or manufacturing technology; or a technology-related certificate with relevant technician or fabrication-shop work experience; or equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.

  • Basic knowledge of inventory, material flow, and recording information; working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint which may be utilized for checklists, spreadsheets, and various tracking documents.

  • Basic knowledge and experience associated with material handling techniques and ability to operate material handling equipment.

  • Ability to multitask and maintain a high level of accuracy.

  • Effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.

  • Ability to work overtime, shift and/or weekends, occasionally flex scheduled work hours for training on or off-site and ability to safely drive pick-up trucks (must have valid CA driver's license), lift up to 25 pounds, and secure loads.

  • Ability to work in radiological environments.

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.

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. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

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

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Operations Engineering Assistant - National Ignition Facility

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory