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Electronics Technologist/High Explosives Applications Facility (HEAF)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, California, (US)
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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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.

Pay Range

$36.50 - $47.28 Hourly for the 531.2 level

$43.78 - $56.70 Hourly for the 531.3 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 have an opening for an Electronics Technologist/Sr. Electronics Technologist. You will provide engineering technician support to a team responsible for executing experiments in the large explosive firing tanks and/or research guns in the High Explosives Applications Facility (HEAF) in Livermore, CA. This position is in Operations with the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the 531.2 or 531.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

In this role you will

  • Setup diagnostics per experimentalist’s requirements.
  • Operate electronic test equipment (oscilloscopes/digitizers, power supplies, high speed cameras, delay generators, temperature controllers, etc.) for experiment execution and data acquisition.
  • Provide general electronic technical support to Engineers, Scientists, and other technical staff to plan and conduct experiments.
  • Design and/or fabricate moderately complex electronic systems.
  • Author and/or maintain systems documentation and experimental records.
  • Perform facility related technical functions such as maintenance, testing, and upgrades to equipment.
  • Ensure that support and experimental areas are kept clean, uncluttered, and in a state of readiness.
  • Promote and support plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 531.3 level

  • Provide advanced electronic technical support to Engineers, Scientists, and other technical staff to plan and conduct experiments.
  • Design, fabricate, and assemble complex electronic components and systems.
  • Identify, analyze, and provide solutions and alternate approaches to complex electronic problems using independent creativity and judgment.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Associate degree in Electronics, Engineering Technology, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience with electronic test equipment and data acquisition hardware.
  • Ability to read and follow engineering schematics, drawings, and/or procedures.
  • Knowledge of engineering hardware design and testing processes.
  • Experience in general fabrication processes with the ability to solder and use hand tools.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience in safe work practices.
  • Demonstrated ability/commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the workplace.

Additional qualifications at the 531.3 level

  • Significant related experience in electronic circuits, systems, theory, and design.
  • Advanced level technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures and the ability to interpret and execute complex assembly procedures from engineering notes, sketches, drawings, and other technical material.
  • Effective written and verbal communication, feedback, and presentation skills.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience operating high-speed video cameras.
  • Experience working with and/or around high-voltage and high-current equipment.
  • Experience with LabVIEW data acquisition software.

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?

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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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.

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