Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, California, United States
(on-site)
9 days ago
Job Function
Science

Description

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

$39.38 - $49.65 Hourly for the 504.2 level

$47.93 - $59.49 Hourly for the 504.3 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 a Chemical Process Technician to work in the area of explosives formulation, processing, and handling. You will provide technical support to principal investigators and scientific and technical staff in explosives research and programmatic/experimental activities to address programmatic and research and development needs in energetic materials. This position is in the Energetic Materials Formulation and Testing Group within the Energetic Materials & Design (EMD) section of the Materials Science Division, supporting the Energetic Materials Center (EMC).

This position 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.

You will
  • Collaborate with scientists, engineers, and technical personnel to provide general technical support to various programmatic tasks and explosives research efforts.
  • Perform operations with chemistry processing systems including grinding, sieving, mixing, slurry coating, and hazardous waste management and fulfill duties such as room responsibilities for instruments and labs.
  • Acquire and analyze basic data and report results on projects involving formulation and characterization of explosives.
  • Conduct, coordinate, and document procedures and peer reviews.
  • Perform work as an LLNL Explosives Handler, and routinely work hands-on with energetic materials of all types.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 504.3 level
  • Provide advanced technical support to resolve technical and programmatic issues.
  • Acquire, analyze and may interpret moderately complex data and provide solutions to complex technical problems.
  • Plan and select methodology and procedures to attain desired goals in routine activities.

Qualifications

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Associate degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or Environmental Technology (or equivalent combination of education and experience) with some related experience.
  • Elementary understanding of chemistry and materials science with strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Experience working with an experimental team and working effectively under conflicting and rigorous deadlines with general supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct chemistry support activities with a broad range of experience in experimental support, techniques, and execution including knowledge of safety rules and procedures.
  • Handling and knowledge of chemicals in laboratory settings.
  • Willingness to work with explosives, which requires the ability to deal with hazards inherent in explosives research in a responsible and efficient manner.
  • Developed organizational and interpersonal skills to work with experimental teams with members from all disciplines. Ability to work on multiple projects while meeting programmatic deadlines and to work in a collaborative research and development environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, to present results verbally and through written reports.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis in a safe and controlled manner, climb a ladder, and wear a respirator as needed.

Additional qualifications at the 504.3 level
  • Associate degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or Environmental Technology or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Basic understanding of chemistry, material science, and engineering with advanced specialized technical expertise in one or a few areas.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.

Qualifications We Desire
  • Experience with explosive formulations, including grinding, sieving, mixing, and formulation and pressing of plastic bonded explosives.
  • Knowledge of LLNL programs in energetic materials or LLNL ES&H rules and regulations.

Additional Information

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

Position Information

This is a Flexible Term appointment, which is for a definite period not to exceed six years. If final candidate is a Career Indefinite employee, Career Indefinite status may be maintained (should funding allow).

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.

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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.

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Job ID: 73822651

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