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Welding Engineer Post College Appointee

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Students & Faculty
Job ID: 102534
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

Do you have an interest in applying welding technologies to build systems that serve the national security mission? If so, then we have an opening for a Welding Engineer Post College Appointee. You will work under the mentorship of staff welding engineers and metallurgists to execute on experiments and activities in the areas of areas of welding, brazing, and other joining methods for metals and alloys. Other technical activities include development activities on alloys involving solidification, casting, metal additive manufacturing, and heat treating processes. This position is in the Materials and Non-Destructive Evaluation Section within the Materials Engineering Division.
Essential Duties
- Provide welding engineering support to design services for material selection for weldability, welding process selection and filler metal selection.
- Characterize weld and weld joints.
- Organize, analyze, and present data from experiments on sealing materials and develop new concepts and improve understanding of these materials.
- Provide creative solutions to technical problems involving the welding and joining of alloys by reviewing scientific and technical literature and experimental techniques.
- Disseminate results, including methods developed, and keep current on material bonding methods.
- Collaborate with scientists, engineers, and technicians to accomplish research goal.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Recent Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering or related field.
- Familiarity in the design, fabrication, inspection and test of welded structures and pressure vessels.
- Familiarity with welding processes.
- Familiar with microstructural characterization techniques, and methods to evaluate welds.
- Demonstrated proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment, document analyses and prepare, present and explain technical information and publications.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

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.  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 one-year Post College Appointee.  Eligible candidates are recent graduates within two years of the month of the degree at the time of the employment offer.

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 $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 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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