This job has expired

Mechanical Technologist/Radiographer - Mid/Senior

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tracy, California
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

View more

Job Details

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 important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$36.50 - $47.28 Hourly for the 533.2 level

$43.78 - $56.70 Hourly for the 533.3 level

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We're looking for Mechanical Technologists/Radiographers to support the operations of the X-Ray systems used in experiments involving high explosives and energetic materials. Your work will focus on programmatic support of experiments at LLNL’s Site 300 explosive test site, with as needed support at the High Explosive Application Facility (HEAF), located at the Livermore site. Some travel may be required in support of experiments at other locations. Work involves Beryllium, radioactive materials, high explosives, and classified parts documents. These positions are in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED 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 support to experimental operations of radiography, high voltage, pulse power systems.
  • Provide general technical support to scientific personnel and other technologists to plan and conduct experiments by the facility, diagnostic equipment, maintaining area controls, assisting with diagnostic alignment, testing prior to experiment execution, and performing data recovery after experiment execution.
  • Perform maintenance of the portable x-ray heads including task involving precision assembly, high vacuum, and pressurized gas systems.
  • Perform maintenance of the phosphor image plates and scanning equipment.
  • Maintain systems documentation and experimental records, including authoring of operational procedures and technical documents.
  • Perform facility related and technical functions such as maintenance, testing, upgrades to equipment control, and interlock systems checks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 533.3 level

  • Act independently under minimum supervision and/or direct others to ensure work is conducted in an efficient manner.
  • Propose and implement solutions that may involve advanced technical support for conducting experiments in a manner that improves diagnostic capability and quality.
  • Propose improvements to safety, security, and efficiency.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Associate’s degree in Engineering Technology, Electro-optics Technology, or equivalent combination of education and significant related experience.
  • Experience making independent, fundamental decisions regarding a variety of technical problems in completion of work assignments.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills and ability to work with all levels of management, technical, engineering, and scientific staff.
  • Ability to read and follow engineering notes, sketches, and drawings utilizing fundamental knowledge.
  • Ability to operate hand/power tools.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to complete and maintain qualifications as an explosive’s handler, firing table operator, firing chamber operator, high-speed camera operator, and/or radiation generating device operator.
  • Fundamental knowledge of office computers, typical operating systems, and typical word processing spreadsheet, database, and computer aided drafting/design software.
  • Ability to travel to other locations on occasion to provide technical support as needed.

Additional qualifications at the 533.3 level

  • Advanced technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures.
  • Experience making independent, fundamental decisions regarding a variety of complex technical problems under minimal supervision.
  • Advanced technical knowledge and experience operating intricate technical software and systems.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience conducting radiography with an emphasis on flash radiography.
  • Experience developing film, scanning image plates, and electronically manipulating digital images.
  • Experience working with and/or around high-voltage and high-current equipment.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Site 300

Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL. Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration. Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis ).

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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request.

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is the go-to laboratory for science and technology solutions to the toughest and most important problems affecting national and global security. If you are interested in contributing to pushing the frontiers of knowledge to build the scientific and technological foundation that will be needed to address national security issues, then we invite you to apply.

Find Us
7000 East Avenue
CA 94550
United States

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert