NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB
The Materials Engineering Division (MED) has multiple openings for Post-College Appointment (PCA) positions in support of projects requiring education and knowledge in one or more sub disciplines of material science including metallurgy, materials processing, synthesis of thin films, materials characterization, materials joining, and mechanical behavior of materials. The successful candidate should have experience in some of these areas and the ability to analytically solve technical problems. Candidates will report to one of the Group Leaders in the Materials and NDE Section.
- Process materials to manipulate materials microstructures to achieve desired properties
- Characterize components and materials using techniques such as metallography, thermal analysis, and mechanical testing.
- Develop novel and evolving processing technologies.
- Design new hardware and modify existing fabrication systems.
- Evaluate performance of material processing systems.
- Operate fabrication equipment to generate microscale components.
- Collect and analyze data using established techniques used in materials research and report results.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
- Recent BS degree in materials science and engineering, metallurgy or closely related discipline (within two years of application).
- Ability to work on materials technologies within a laboratory/hands-on environment.
- Ability to work on additive manufacturing technologies within a laboratory/hands-on environment.
- Ability to work on control systems and programming of automated tools within a laboratory/hands-on environment.
- Familiar with materials characterization techniques.
- Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills necessary to prepare and present reports and document results.
- Familiarity with basic chemical preparations
- Ability to work independently as well as in multidisciplinary teams.
- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, Security and business practice requirements and policies.
- MS degree in materials science and engineering.
- Expertise in working with chemicals and chemical laboratory techniques.
Anticipated Clearance Level: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. 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.
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.